ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

The results of the first benchmark tests to hit the web mark a resounding victory for ATI since the company's products simply outgun equivalent nVidia boards across the performance range. As you would expect the flagship ATI board, the X800XT PE performs a remarkable 30 per cent better than nVidia's 6800 Ultra, a difference which increases to 55 per cent in the Canals level of the game.

The full X800 range (Pro, XT, XT PE) outperforms nVidia's 6800 Ultra, with the Pro falling behind nVidia's flagship only in the Town level.

The X700XT also thrashes nVidia's 6600GT, averaging at over 60 FPS during most of the game. The X600, both XT and Pro also outperforms nVidia's equivalent offering, the PCI-X 5750 while the X300SE outdid the PCI-X 5300.

AGP versions of the board show similar performance differences but under these conditions the 6800 Ultra caught-up with the X800Pro, even outperforming it in one test.

The 9600XT and Pro, cards which together with the 9800 where the boards the game was originally made for, outperform the FX 5700 by as much as 20 per cent.

While reading through these figures you have to bear in mind that ATI had full access to the game from Valve and had the chance to produce effective drivers, it is widely expected that nVidia will, sooner rather than later, produce a set of drivers which may reduce the differences documented above.

For the time being however, the Canadian firm has a firm grip on the lead and ATI owners are the ones wearing the smirk this time round.

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ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

"i wont be suprised if in a year or 2 or 3 games will only run if u got a nvidia card and a other game will only run on a ati card.. i am almost 100% sure that it will happen."That will never happen. Developers wouldn't be stupid enought to cut their market in half now would they? Think about what you post.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

the benches are meaningless, the only reason ATI are ahead is cos they had access to the game during development, now the game has been released expect nvidia to catch up within a couple weeks.and also Nvidia will own this game, ATI cannot come up with anything to beat 2 6800ultras in SLI, the patent for SLI is in nvidias hands, so theres no-way ATI can hook up 2 cards together.so methinks Nvidia will come out on top again.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

Rich, ATI has their own two card setup version with the release of the R500. And least not forget that Alienware also offers their own 2 card setup for ALL video cards. And the SLI setup is currently not used for the 6800Ultra cards for power consumption reasons. It's used for the 6800GT and the 6600GT. The Ultra would require way too much power.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

"Update: We have gone back and updated our pages with a couple of graphs that show Maximum IQ settings in terms of AA and AF. Without a doubt the ATI Radeon X800XT-PE did by the far the best job at delivering a playable gaming experience. Of course it is up to the end user to determine if turning these options on give you any tangible gaming returns, but without a doubt if you want to run "ultra high quality settings," the ATI Radeon X800XT-PE gives a much better return than NVIDIA's solution."-hardocp.com-This was to be expected. Just as DOOM3 was Nvidia's baby. HL2 is ATI's. As for HardOCP saying it's up to the user to use those settings...if you spend $500+ on a video card, you're plain stupid if you do not use higher settings like AA and FSAA. HardOcp needs to rethink some of their statements...

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

Atidiots are happy because ATI's benchmarks are better. How stupid can it get? Being happy for a less better game that sucks. Well guess what? Half-Life2 is CRAP compared to Doom3 (and many other titles). The game is so overrated. Looks and feels like an ordinary game that you can find a year ago but you had to wait 2 years for it. Go use your pathetic coupons. It's not worth it. Yay, I can play as a nerdy hero LMAO!

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

"Atidiots are happy because ATI's benchmarks are better. How stupid can it get? Being happy for a less better game that sucks. Well guess what? Half-Life2 is CRAP compared to Doom3 (and many other titles). The game is so overrated. Looks and feels like an ordinary game that you can find a year ago but you had to wait 2 years for it. Go use your pathetic coupons. It's not worth it. Yay, I can play as a nerdy hero LMAO! "___________________________________What is is with some of you? Are you ALL fanboys? Seriously, grow up. They are both good titles. They are both DIFFERENT titles. They both try to achieve different things, and they both have a completly different setting.Doom 3 Pros : Excellent shadows and sound, extremly tense atmosphere.Doom 3 Cons : A very aging AI. Repetitive gameplay. Online play sucks a$$.HL2 Pros : Overall graphics, massive levels. Runs EXCELLENT on most pc's, and still retains its gorgeous look. Not just medicore.HL2 Cons : In some cases repetitive play aswell.Though those are my personal opinions. To be honest, after playing through Doom, and now playing HL, I am going to have to say HL is indeed the better of the two OVERALL.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

OK, some people may get pissed off with newbies, but you just have to accept them that they are here and posting comments like “WANT CD KRAK” etc, but its all the same for nearly every game that comes out here in the comments section – so just dissing them is a little pointless. Anyway, as a graphic designer I found doom 3 to be breathe taking, the designs were just what I like, the designs were something I’d do. And for that factor I really favoured it. Half life 1 – I never really played, a few first levels, remember seeing the graphics for the first time and thinking to myself “ wow, that’s pretty good”... But I never really played it.. Anyway, I think half life 2 is really good so far, I’m not one of those people who rush through the game just to see what happens at the end.. I find myself messing about with the physics... Its fun!.. And it also gives it more life.. it’s a little sad when hardcore fans from hl1 play the game like mad – don’t notice the scenery and then flame forums etc saying how short the game was, and how much they thought it was disappointing or even crap. Obviously they haven’t really noticed every detail they put into to the game. Also note – this is the middle of the game (hl3).. But I have heard the ending is bad, but it doesn’t really bother me, ill just download the mods which will appear soon and it’ll all be good. My advice – take notice of the scenery, animation physics and details.. So when you finish the game you won’t have to get pissed off and you’ll appreciate the game a lot more.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

Look if u have a good system a good Video Card then ur all set any game u will play will run mad cause u know u have the good system and video card to run em im using a 9600 pro AMD3200+XP 1gb ram and none of my games lag they run beutiful,my doom 3 doesnt lag much i usually get 40 - 50fps but thats becuase i configured the game myself its still on ultra high but tweaked it a bit hehehe i like tweaking games cause there is always something hiding in that cfg file that u want enabled in the game, i beleve that both ati n nvidia have good cards doesnt matter if u have a x800 or 6800 u know that this game is gonna run fin for me i dont need to upgrade. btw im getting an x800xt cause evry time a bought a new nvidia card my system kept freezing and restarting prob cause my mb but i like ati better i guess never gave me trouble made my games run smooth im all good. So Dont say ati is betta nvidia suks wat for thats just pure dumb nerd talk

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

This is why I probably won't be buying Half-Life 2.Ati didn't "win" here, Valve basically built the game around the Ati cards, so of course it will run faster on an Ati card.Well, I'm not buying a new graphics card just because Valve couldn't be bothered with making thier code work on a wider range of systems. There are too many other great games comming out this fall/winter to lose any sleep over Half-Life 2.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

who gives two craps which card runs this game better???!!!all that matters is if your card can play the game or not. if it can't then you should upgrade to the best price vs. performance card that's available at your local hardware vendor.i've owned 4 nVidia cards and 1 ATI card. the only card out of all these that i've regretted buying was the FX5200 because it's made to be slow (but then so is the radeon 9200SE)long story short... if you are faced with two equivalent cards, one made by nvidia and and the other ati, buy the cheaper onepeace :)

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

this video card war is pretty much like " my father is bigger than your's but my father is stronger than your's" I agree with Monkeydee, get the card thats cheaper 6800ult or an ati x800 it will run all your favorite games and you wont notice the differance

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

Anonymousat 2:12 18/11/2004[url removed] 19:59 17/11/2004this video card war is pretty much like " my father is bigger than your's but my father is stronger than your's" I agree with Monkeydee, get the card thats cheaper 6800ult or an ati x800 it will run all your favorite games and you wont notice the differanceMonkeydeeat 18:49 17/11/2004who gives two craps which card runs this game better???!!!all that matters is if your card can play the game or not. if it can't then you should upgrade to the best price vs. performance card that's available at your local hardware vendor.i've owned 4 nVidia cards and 1 ATI card. the only card out of all these that i've regretted buying was the FX5200 because it's made to be slow (but then so is the radeon 9200SE)long story short... if you are faced with two equivalent cards, one made by nvidia and and the other ati, buy the cheaper onepeace :)Anonymousat 17:56 17/11/2004This is why I probably won't be buying Half-Life 2.Ati didn't "win" here, Valve basically built the game around the Ati cards, so of course it will run

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

Anonymousat 2:12 18/11/2004[url removed] 19:59 17/11/2004this video card war is pretty much like " my father is bigger than your's but my father is stronger than your's" I agree with Monkeydee, get the card thats cheaper 6800ult or an ati x800 it will run all your favorite games and you wont notice the differanceMonkeydeeat 18:49 17/11/2004who gives two craps which card runs this game better???!!!all that matters is if your card can play the game or not. if it can't then you should upgrade to the best price vs. performance card that's available at your local hardware vendor.i've owned 4 nVidia cards and 1 ATI card. the only card out of all these that i've regretted buying was the FX5200 because it's made to be slow (but then so is the radeon 9200SE)long story short... if you are faced with two equivalent cards, one made by nvidia and and the other ati, buy the cheaper onepeace :)Anonymousat 17:56 17/11/2004This is why I probably won't be buying Half-Life 2.Ati didn't "win" here, Valve basically built the game around the Ati cards, so of course it will run faster on an Ati card.Well, I'm not buying a new graphics card just because Valve couldn't be bothered with making thier code work on a wider range of systems. There are too many other great games comming out this fall/winter to lose any sleep over Half-Life 2.Anonymousat 17:24 17/11/2004Look if u have a good system a good Video Card then ur all set any game u will play will run mad cause u know u have the good system and video card to run em im using a 9600 pro AMD3200+XP 1gb ram and none of my games lag they run beutiful,my doom 3 doesnt lag much i usually get 40 - 50fps but thats becuase i configured the game myself its still on ultra high but tweaked it a bit hehehe i like tweaking games cause there is always something hiding in that cfg file that u want enab

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

Check out anandtech.com benchmarks. Different story it would seem. Looks like I was right about benching the game at 1600x1200 with FSAA being unfair (check a few posts down at 7:42 17/11/2004). Really, there's little between the cards overall. Right now the XT PE is as good or better in D3D than the Ultra, but worse in GL. The Pro and GT are indistinguishable overall in D3D but the GT is better in GL. ATI will never catch up in GL games but performance will improve with future drivers, so overall I don't think anyone should worry about having "the wrong card" unless that is you still own a Geforce FX. They really were bad cards.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

"Fact is doom3 made for nvidia yet ati never fell as far behind in that game for performance as nvidia has in half life2... the moral, ati card's are more powerful cards.!! so suck the f*ck on that u fags!!!"Did you even read the other posts you stupid f#ck? Uninformed dipsh#ts like you make me want to ditch the internet altogeher.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

Posted by someone here:"This is why I probably won't be buying Half-Life 2.Ati didn't "win" here, Valve basically built the game around the Ati cards, so of course it will run faster on an Ati card."Haha ok, so what, nvidia is dipping their fingers in every "Nvidia, meant to be played" game that is out there. Doom3 beeing one or well like 205 of the games out there... But hey guys.. just go by the thumb rules..what games do you play most often? D3D or OpenGL... ATI for D3D and nVidia for OpenGL,,,as simple as that and if you play little bit of both you should go for as someone said here, the cheaper one. My personal preference would be 6800 GT it costs like nothing over here. cheapaer than X800PRO.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

The "Nvidia, meant to be played" really doesn't mean much.Most games are designed to run well on both cards, regardless of affiliation. Half-Life 2 was built around Ati cards to the point where they were using Ati-only features in their code (that weren't Dx9 standard) that would have made the game look like crap on Nvidia cards.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

ATI for D3D and nVidia for OpenGL,,,as simple !!hey Anonymous from where the hell do u get that crap info i'm using Voodoo since frst generation cards and i still use them with my geforce FX 5950 512DDR and i never hear that geforce (which they buy Voodoo company) r using OpenGL i think u ment reversal That ATI use OpenGL and Geforece use D3D but since ATI buy the license of D3D befor it released they were able to make there card support D3Dlol .. how ever as most of the ppl said that ATI and nVidia went too far ! cause the game dosen't need that preform to start or to be in a good shape !

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

Both cards are running the game great. Right now if you want bang for your buck the 6800GT really shines... Take a look at the review on anandtech.com which is all both cards can run the game really well with little performance difference.And please, If you were expecting doom 3 to be innovative in gameplay you obviously didn't play doom 1 or doom 2. Be thankful you have doom 3 and HL2 and that their not the same.

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

Anonymousat 15:25 18/11/2004hl2 beats doom3 so bad, face it, what doom3 could have been never was and hl2 just delivered. a year late but lol it still delivered.you make it sound like doom3 was suppose to revolutionize the genre.. youre right, id didnt add anything innovative to the game, because all it was was a remake of the original doom. i dont think they made any promises but bring never before seen graphics to the pc.. and yes they blew everyone away in that dept

ATI nVidia H-L 2 Benchmarks

'id didnt add anything innovative to the game-PLAY'Thats what ID didnt do! These are games Hl2 kicked D3 ass like we all knew it would. Is it our fault? Valve? No you stated it yourself. I have to agree its about time computer games stopped being about graphics and started focusing on the complete package, gameplay included.

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