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Old 11-18-04, 10:19 AM   #19
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Default Re: Official HardOCP HL2 benchmarks

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Originally Posted by jbirney
Consider this:

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...ance/page6.asp

Here they uses their own demo (which happens to be the same map as one of the ATI demos). And take a look at the 1600x1200 scores. 6800u is getting 43 FPS, the x800 PE is DOUBLE that. This is with out any AA/AF so we can not say its bandwidth, aa, optimizations (trylinear, ect). Which more or less backs up what ATIs PR crap said. You have to realize that every HL2 benchmark review is going to be different. They will use different maps, different things will happen, ect. You can not compare one with the other and say yeap, so and so is off. Also did you not think ATI was going to pick the best case and run with it? All PR is this way. The game plays just fine on all the cards so why bother complaining?
they are using ati's beta drivers which where made for hl2 but they didn't use nvidia's hl2 beta driver 67.02, which IMO is not a fair comparison at all

copied from firingsquad

ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition
ATI RADEON X800 XT AGP
ATI RADEON X800 PRO
Driver version CAT 4.12 beta

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT reference card
Driver version 66.93

by the way Anand's benchmark article also claims valve only gave nvidia two days with the game but gave ati a whole week and that can make a big difference in driver development for HL2
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