View Full Version : Has anyone done benchmarks on HL2 yet?

11-16-04, 07:51 AM
Thanks for any linkage!!

11-16-04, 07:38 PM

11-16-04, 08:13 PM

11-17-04, 10:52 AM
If you want a good look at some fairly unbiased results, check HardOCP (http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=Njky).

Driver Heaven seems to be off from everyone else's results by a considerable amount to ATI's favor. Go figure. :retard:

EDIT: It seems DH regurged ATI's marketing slides.

11-17-04, 10:54 AM

there you go.

11-17-04, 01:18 PM

Shows ATI in the lead (mostly)

11-17-04, 03:29 PM

Shows ATI in the lead (mostly)
The BFG OC cards do come with higher retail clocks to their advantage helping NVIDIA's scores at [H]. However, the most significant battle IMHO, 6800GT vs. X800Pro, shows a statistical draw bordering on a slight advantage to the 6800GT at AnandTech.

from the Anand scores-> "At the $400 price point, the X800 Pro and the GeForce 6800GT are basically equal performers in all of the resolutions we tested (regardless of whether or not AA/aniso was enabled). So the recommendation here goes either way, look at the performance of the cards in some of the other games you play to determine which one is right for you."

*cough* Doom3 *cough* (j/k)

Regardless, all cards at similar price points offer HUGE framerates at high res with FSAA and AF. The only winner is the gamer. Every price point has a very viable option to play the latest and greatest games.

11-17-04, 03:46 PM
I want some CPU benchmarks. Specifically, athlon XP 1.8ghz - 2.6ghz vs. Athlon 64. Id give someone a cookie if they found a benchmark like that :D

Oh, and it would have to be at 1280x960 4xAA 8xAF. I want to know how much difference these CPUs make.

11-17-04, 03:54 PM
Most of the benchies I have seen indicate that HL2 is fairly CPU bound. That being the case I would guess that a CPU upgrade would offer much greater performance as well.

Assuming I'm not too busy playing HL2 tonight I may run a couple of demos at different CPU speeds and see what the results are (but don't count it since I'll liley be spending all of my time playing :D)


11-17-04, 03:57 PM

Shows ATI in the lead (mostly)
ATI homer


It seems ATI's benchmarks were flawed pretty badly.
The Tech Lounge (http://www.thetechlounge.com/article.php?directory=hl2_performance) and [H]ardOCP have some different numbers to show you (http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NjkyLDI=).

As for calling one video card a “winner” over the other, it just does not seem feasible and would likely be irresponsible to do so. ATI’s X800 series has not thrashed NVIDIA’s 6800 series silicon as many expected. Half Life 2 simply plays great on video cards from both NVIDIA and ATI. So let’s make this clear

11-17-04, 05:38 PM
i'm still amazed that i'm getting 34FPS @ 1024x768 2XAF 2XAA. still playing with settings to get it to run in dx9 mode and to see how well it runs in opengl mode.