How to make Half Life 2 perform with cheap kit@ 2004/11/02
A few months ago Valve made Counter Strike: Source available. It uses the Half-Life 2 engine, Source, and it looks fabulous. More importantly for people waiting to play Half-Life 2, it includes something called the Video Stress Test. It's designed to give you an idea of how well the game will perform on your system. Go to any hardware site and you can find out exactly how well an Athlon 64 FX or Pentium 4 Extreme Edition will play the game. What they don't tell you is how well your existing system will fare.