Half-Life 2 is already not the hard nut it used to be for the graphics hardware of the past. Today’s graphics cards easily reach the performance ceiling and have similar results in every resolution, even with enabled full-screen antialiasing and anisotropic filtering.
Half-Life 2: Episode One
Looks like even the finalized Half-Life 2 engine cannot load all 48 pixel processors of ASUS EAX1900XTX to the full extent. If ASUS’ advantage in the lowest screen resolution is only 3-4fps over its GeForce 7900 GTX competitor, then in 1600x1200 the picture is just the opposite. Nvidia’s flagship product manages to get about the same few fps ahead of the rival.
ASUS EAX1900XTX copes beautifully with its task even in 1600x1200 in eye candy mode: its shows 76fps that ensures smooth and pleasant gaming experience.