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Old 11-24-04, 07:07 AM   #54
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Default Re: Official HardOCP HL2 benchmarks

I recently purchased a Gainward 2400Ultra Golden Sampl GLH (a 6800GT with 1.6ns memory clocked @ 400/1200 Mhz). I bought this card because I really wanted to try out a Nvidia card once again, haven't had one since ATI put the 9700pro out... At any rate, I already own a ATI x800xt videocard, so I've been eager to try out gaming on both cards and get a feel for the differences.

After watching driverheavens benchmark results I felt puzzled, as I've been playing quite a few hours of HL2 ( I'm @ the prison right now, don't know exatly how far that is in the game actually, but I'm enjoying the game, investigating everything, so I'm not trying to finish as fast as possible). What puzzled me were the reported framerates as I've been playing @ 1600x1200x32 with 4xFSAA and 8xAF the whole time with a feel of much better fps than reported by Driverheaven and a few other places. It's been absolutely fluid all along.

I did the timedemos Anandtech used, mainly because they were easily available for download, and this is what I get @ 1600x1200x32 with 4xFSAA and 8xAF, same quallity settings as Anandtech used (and as recommended by HL2)

at_c17_12.dem, 62.5 fps, 5.8, fps variability

at_canals_08.dem, 68.4 fps, 6.0 fps variability

at_coast_05.dem, 93.8 fps, 6.2 fps variability

at_coast_12.dem, 70.5 fps, 5.3 fps variability

at_prison_05.dem, 65.4 fps, 3.2 fps variability

Haven't benched on the x800xt yet, as I'm rather liking this 6800GT card. On the other hand Doom3 isn't feeling any different on the 6800GT then it did on the x800xt card either...
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