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XFX GeForce 6800 Ultra 512MB Review

We move onto the gaming performance of the 512Mb Ultra in Direct3D
environment. What better game to test this than the highly acclaimed Half Life

In order to test out the card in Half Life 2, we relied on the
time-demo created by

We ran the "Coast Time-demo" firstly at these settings:

The 512Mb only starts to surpass the 256Mb Ultra at 1600 x 1200 and above.
The performance advantage the 512Mb offers increases as the resolution increases
and it peaks at 4% at 1920 x 1440. This is significant, but not big enough to
make a jerky experience smooth. However, we found the game playable at 1920 x
with High Quality settings, and very playable at 1600 x 1200. This gives a
great gaming experience since the graphics at 1600 x 1200 is already very

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