The DDR2 Joker Upgrades GeForce 6600

Half-Life 2

Last but not least, we have what drives Half-Life 2: Valve's Source Engine. Half-Life 2 is a game that offloads some of the work to the CPU, so it is a good test for the latest graphics cards, as well as overall system performance. And as a bonus, HL2 offers some serious "eye candy" for the gamer. HDR was added to Half-Life 2 and the Source Engine during recent update from Valve Software. This was a great addition but it broke our previous timedemo for benchmarking. We updated the benchmark under our new testing environment with the demo DP_Coast_01.dem.