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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Half-Life 2 on Older Vid Cards

Anandtech ran a whole slew of benchmarks, playing Half-Life 2 on older video cards using the DirectX 7, 8, and 9 renderers. GeForceFX cards shouldn't even bother with the DirectX 9 renderer, but the DirectX 8 renderer works great. All you really lose is some of the cooler water effects. The DirectX 7 renderer makes the game nicely playable even with a GeForce4 MX. It doesn't look as good as the other renderers, but it works. Valve seem to have done an excellent job making this game scalable.

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