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Old 10-19-03, 12:08 AM   #10
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Originally posted by Wylde
Hi man, Seen you on OCAU forums to

Well I own a 5900non ultra but slightly clocked (420/865) and just got halo today. I installed the patch and did a timedemo test at 1024x768x32. I scored 33 no idea if that's good or not as it's just cut scenes.
Date / Time: 10/18/2003 4:35:28 PM (6820046ms)
2400MHz, 1024MB, 128M nVidia GeForceFX 5900 (DeviceID=0x0331) Driver= Shader=2.0
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo\halo.exe -timedemo (Version=
Total Time=139.84s
Average frame rate=33.61fps
Below 5fps= 11% (time) 0% (frames) (16.561s spent in 11 frames)
Below 10fps= 12% (time) 0% (frames)
Below 15fps= 12% (time) 0% (frames)
Below 20fps= 23% (time) 6% (frames)
Below 25fps= 40% (time) 17% (frames)
Below 30fps= 44% (time) 21% (frames)
Below 40fps= 63% (time) 40% (frames)
Below 50fps= 80% (time) 62% (frames)
Below 60fps= 91% (time) 80% (frames)
###Sound Options###
Hardware Acceleration= No
Sound Quality= Normal
Environmental Sound= No
Sound Variety= High
###Video Options###
Resolution= 1024 x 768
Refresh rate= 75 Hz
Framerate throttle= No Vsync
Specular= Yes
Shadows= Yes
Decals= Yes
Particles= Off
Texture Quality= High
All I can say is the environment especially outdoors is pretty amazing with everything maxed but indoors is a different story. You will find that taking on 15-20 enemies slightly sad as your frame rate dips especially when you enter an indoor area (frame rate tends to slightly cut in half). Furthermore when you use the flashlight if you check the fps graph your frame rate is cut in half so you end up with something like 20fps which isn't to awesome.
Multiplayer is great but has a simple interface which makes you wonder what they did in those 2years of development other then re-writing the shaders...
Most people across the boards have been having bad halo performance so yeah, it's no just an isolated incident happening to one person. Apparently new dets offer a good increase in this game, just need to get my hands on them. (BTW I used 45.23)
Hope this helped, if you need anymore advice download the demo and see for yourself.
Thanks for the information man....appreciate it. I think I might not get the HALO as yet and wait til the detonators become official and perhaps the price will go down by then.


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