I recently upgraded my video card so that I could run games at the native res of my new lcd monitors without stuttering\low fps. It's a radeon x800 xl 256 agp upgraded from a radeon 9800 pro 128.
From reviews of this card I was expecting 80-100 average fps in HL2 at 1600x1200 high quality but I'm getting 70-80 average fps at 1280x1024 high quality. My system specs are not far below the test system used by anandtech and are based off a previous buyers guide:
Where are you getting your performance results to compare to, because both X800XL reviews at Anand are using far superior systems (FX55 & 4000+), and yes HL2 is highly system limited, especially at low res & low AA/AF.
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