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Old 01-18-05, 03:08 PM   #10
Clay
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Default Re: HardwareOC Half-Life 2 Benchmark

I thought I'd try this benchmark out and am getting some odd results. HL2 is not a game that I've spent much time on so I'm sure there could be some potential things that I'm overlooking. I'd appreciate anyone's consideration of these results. The oddity occurs when I change between game controlled AA/AF and NVIDIA Control Panel controlled AA/AF.

The system I'm benching with is as follows:
  • AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939 (Newcastle)
  • Asus A8N SLI Deluxe
  • (2) eVGA 660GT PCI-E cards
  • Mushkin 1GB(512MBx2) PC-3500 Level One Dual Pack
  • Antec True Power 480W

I'm currently benching with the official NVIDIA 66.93 Forceware drivers.

SLI - Game Controlled AA/AF
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Resolution: 16001200
Demo: HardwareOC - Coast
Detail: Maximum quality
Antialising mode: 4
Filtering mode: Anisotropic 8
Hardware DirectX level: DirectX 9
Heapsize: 512 MB
Score = 71.5 FPS

SLI - NVIDIA Control Panel Controlled AA/AF
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Resolution: 16001200
Demo: HardwareOC - Coast
Detail: Maximum quality
Antialising mode: From System (<-- 4x set in NVCPL)
Filtering mode: From System (<-- 8x set in NVCPL)
Hardware DirectX level: DirectX 9
Heapsize: 512 MB
Score = 52.6 FPS

I must be missing something here. A ~20fps difference can't be right.

Last edited by Clay; 01-18-05 at 03:30 PM.
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