Not as demanding as F.E.A.R. , Half-Life 2 runs comfortably fast on all the participating graphics cards even in 1600x1200 at the “pure speed” settings. The PowerColor Bravo X700 is slower than the RADEON X700 in both test modes, though. In the “eye candy” mode it delivers the same performance as the GeForce 6600, excepting 1600x1200 resolution. Well, there are only two graphics cards that ensure any comfort in this resolution – the RADEON X700 PRO and the GeForce 6600 GT.
The scene we recorded on the d3_c17_02 map is different, but produces the same results: the PowerColor Bravo X700 is faster than the GeForce 6600 but slower than the standard RADEON X700 in all resolutions. The gap between the two versions of RADEON X700 amounts to 20% again.