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XFX 8800 GS XXX / Sapphire HD 3850

XFX 8800 GS XXX / Sapphire HD 3850

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Half Life 2: Episode 2



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Valve continues to impress us with additions to their Source engine and the latest episode in the Half-Life 2 franchise adds excellent outdoor environments. Testing was performed at 1920×1200 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

With our chosen settings the 8800 GS is really on its limit as far as performance goes. The average and maximum frames per second statistics are quite impressive but during our test we were very close to dropping below twenty-five frames per second. Unfortunately the Radeon falls below this figure on a couple of occasions though only when there are large explosions onscreen. Generally these impact the gameplay less than stutters during movement or gun battles but they are still noticeable in this title and we would have to consider tweaking the detail levels again to ensure smoother framerates.

 

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