HL2 Episode 1
Half-Life 2: Episode 1 (DirectX 9)
The Half-Life 2 series is just too popular to stop and Valve’s move to episodic gaming with HL2: Episode 1 has so far paid off. Based largely around the technology demo of HL2: Lost Coast, Episode 1 brings new shaders and HDR to gamer’s taking the role of Gordon Freeman.
Finally, our “hitching bug” again returns in the HL2: Episode 1 testing; the scores aren’t even close here and should be fixed in a future driver release. What is encouraging though is that the GeForce 7600 GT is able to keep up with the X1650 XT card from ATI and once NVIDIA’s figures out this issue we should see performance to beat or at least rival ATI’s levels.