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kaye
06-07-2006, 12:08 PM
Various MDDs and G5 Radeon Models. Snipped to shorten length.
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MDD before Giga with Radeon 9800ME (128MB), early OSX, 800x600, early Halo version, on a 21" Nokia CRT which will show faster times than my 23" Cinema HD Display with a Response Time of 14ms (all subsequent tests below will be with the Radeon 9800ME (256MB) Cinema Display, Halo 1.5.2, and 10.4.6), all monitor settings at Millions:
Date / Time: 3/9/04 11:15:46 (0ms)
1200MHz, 1536MB
180GXP8 HD\Applications\Games\Halo\Halo Frames=4700
Total Time=77.47s
Average frame rate=60.66fps
###Sound Options###
Hardware Acceleration= No
Sound Quality= Low
Environmental Sound= No
Sound Variety= Low
###Video Options###
Resolution= 800 x 600
Refresh rate= 0 Hz
Framerate throttle= No Vsync
Specular= No
Shadows= No
Decals= No
Particles= Off
Texture Quality= Low
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GigaMDD with Radeon 9800ME (256MB), same settings:
Date / Time: 6/6/06 10:22:35 (0ms)
1400MHz, 2048MB
TigerDM10-16MB\Applications\Halo\Halo Frames=4700
Average frame rate=50.32fps
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G5 with Radeon X800XTME (256MB), same settings:
2700MHz, 0MB
MLIII-16MB\Applications\Halo\Halo Frames=4700
Average frame rate=114.60fps
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GigaMDD with somewhat higher Video Options:
Average frame rate=46.10fps
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G5
Average frame rate=94.36fps
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GigaMDD with same Video Options and all Sound Options at max:
Average frame rate=44.38fps
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G5
Average frame rate=91.31fps
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GigaMDD with Max Sound Options and Max Video Options (except Particles= Off which are dust and sparks) with Resolution= 1920 x 1200:
Average frame rate=24.33fps
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G5
Average frame rate=53.78fps
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GigaMDD with everything at max (including Particles= High):
Average frame rate=23.33fps
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G5
Average frame rate=51.83fps
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To sum up, with the GigaMDD I can run the game comfortably at any of the settings which yields 44fps or greater in the Timedemo and it is definitely playable. With the G5 I can run it at max everything. k