Originally Posted by Phillychuck
Not saying your wrong about Nvidia, but how come Doom3 can use the 5950 to full potential and not HL2?
I've been looking for a tech comparison on the 2 engines, didn't find any review comparisons yet.
Doom3 is opengl. Half-Life 2 is Direct3d. Doom3 does not use any Directx 9 features. Half-Life 2 uses DirectX 9 features that run very slow on NV3X hardware (5200-5950) ATI hardware (9500-9800xt) are much better on DirectX 9 games. If you notice, FarCry also runs in DirectX8 mode on your card. It just doesn't tell you.