ATI Radeon 5870 Eyefinity6 Review - Half-Life 2

Submitted by skipclarke on 5 April, 2010 - 15:09

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Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Eyefinity 5760x1200 (fps)
  1 GPU 2 GPU
1GB 77 95
2GB 77 93


Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
Eyefinity 5760x1200 (fps)
  1 GPU 2 GPU
1GB 122 160
2GB 121 148

Half-Life 2 is the classic first person shooter. It is a DX9 title. At this point DX9 doesn't really tax graphics hardware with any of its "features," and any benchmarking comes down to a pushing raw pixels. Half-Life 2 does not like the extra video RAM provided by the Eyefinity6, and until you get to Eyefinity and beyond it doesn't like CrossFireX.

Considering that the single Eyefinity6 pushes past 60fps on the six-panel setup, and the single HD 5870 pushes past 120fps in 3x1-L Eyefinity, it is probably time to retire this benchmark.

Hitting 60fps

The Source Engine hits 60fps in HL2 at max settings on one Eyefinity6 card.

HL2 Ep2