And he is telling us that X1950XTX can run HDR !!! I never knew that
And who cares if HL2 is optimized for ATI or nvidia ? HL2 is an ancient game, even 6600GT can play it on max settings. Any new video card on market can run it on max settings.
HL2 can't use the full potential of 8800GTS because running HL2 on 8800GTS is just like running a DOS game on 6600GT