d3_c17_02, Dog demo, Pure Mode
The demo recorded on the d3_c17_02 level is a yet another battle on the streets against masked gunmen. But this time Gordon Freeman has another ally – a robot dog that was made for Alex, a friend of Gordon. The dog grabs cars and drops them onto the shooting soldiers. While the demo is yet another CPU-limited, the robot itself has reflective body and there are multiply graphics effects, as in the real game.
It is pretty obvious that this particular level and map are very dependant on the drivers and central processing unit’s performance, which is the RADEON 9800-series deliver the highest speeds in1024x768.1280x1024 resolution puts older graphics cards down and arranges graphics cards according to their market positioning. ATI’s RADEON X800 is ahead of the GeForce 6800, but not significantly.
Performance mainstream graphics cards in 1600x1200, such as the RADEON 9800 XT, GeForce 6600 GT and RADEON X700 XT and RADEON X700 PRO demonstrate pretty much equal performance even on different platforms, which means that speed for those products is mostly limited by rendering power, not CPU.