d3_c17_12, Pure Mode
The battle scene on the d3_c17_12 map is probably among the most gorgeous episodes of Half-Life 2: it includes a number of combatants, gunfire, explosions, smoke, rocket trails. In short, this is a perfect example of hot street fighting.
Unfortunately, this demo is pretty much limited by the CPU, and some graphics cards can’t show their best. Still, such demos reflect the actual performance of the actual game, which is important for those who plan to play Half-Life 2.
Almost all the participating cards have the same results, and this indicates the dependence of this scene on the CPU performance. Some older graphics cards like the RADEON 9500-/9600-series, RADEON X600 XT, the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, GeForce 6600, GeForce PCX 5750 cards are the only to fall out of the group, and only in 1600x1200 resolution, to tell you the truth..