Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
The improved Source engine this demo is based on uses much more shader-based special effects than the original Half-Life 2 does. The results suggest that it’s good to have more pixel processors if you want to play the next-generation Half-Life: the GeForce 7900 GT is almost 10% ahead of the Radeon X1800 XT. At the same time, the ASUS card is about 15% slower than the GeForce 7900 GT.
It’s in 1024x768 that you have the biggest gain from the overclocked frequencies of the EN7800GT Top Silent – its average performance is near 60fps then. In higher resolutions the average performance of all the cards is far from comfortable level.
This game is so simple that all the cards in this review are very fast in it; even the Radeon X1800 XL maintains a frame rate of over 40fps. The ASUS is from 5 to 12% faster than the reference card depending on the display resolution.
This game is also tested with Fraps, but we used the cut-scene available in it, so you may be assured of the accuracy and repeatability of the results.