Originally Posted by LydianKnight
Yup, at that time, Valve developers were quite frustrated with NVIDIA as they had to code a specific codepath for their cards at the time, something they were complaining quite a lot, so ATI cards were heaven on earth at that time for HL2.
Times have changed, of course, but for your old card, it was quite 'normal' for you not to be able to max out the game, all NVIDIA cards of that generation were a pile of crap xD
I know- but that was about the only DX9 game I had, besides Halo, back then. All my other games were DX8 or OpenGL and ran FANTASTIC on the 5950U... maxed.
However, I remember continually kicking my self in the rear for spending $405 on the card, shipped, when for a mere $30 more I could have had the 9800XT.