Half-Life 2: Episode Two

This is a benchmark of Valve's Half-Life 2: Episode 2 game. The test profile assumes you have a Steam account and have Steam installed for the system. This automates the process of executing the game and using a standardized time demo.

This test will attempt to install the necessary game using your Steam account. If the test appears hung you may need to manually exit the Steam client.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark hl2-ep2.

Test Created

21 October 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

21 Seconds

Average Run Time

3 Minutes, 50 Seconds


5k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Supported Architectures

x86 + x86_64

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page ViewsOpenBenchmarking.orgEventsHalf-Life 2: Episode Two Popularity Statisticspts/hl2-ep22021.102021.112021.122022.012022.022022.032022.042022.052022.062022.072022.082022.092022.102022.112022.122023.012023.022023.032023.042023.052023.062023.072023.082023.092023.102023.112023.122024.012024.022024.032024.042024.052024.0612002400360048006000
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
Data updated weekly as of 11 June 2024.
3840 x 216026.8%1920 x 108073.2%Resolution Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
OpenGL78.0%Vulkan22.0%Renderer Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/hl2-ep2-1.0.0   [View Source]   Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:24:11 GMT
Add HL2 Episode Two test profile finally for Vulkan benchmarking purposes now that it adds DXVK Native Vulkan API support/

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGL

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 42 public results since 21 October 2021 with the latest data as of 26 August 2022.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after OpenBenchmarking.org has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGL42 Results Range From 29 To 930 Frames Per Second2959891191491792092392692993293593894194494795095395695996296596897197497798098398698999299593691215

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Half-Life 2: Episode Two - Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGL) has an average run-time of 4 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGLRun-Time48121620Min: 2 / Avg: 3.45 / Max: 17

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.2%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGLDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.21 / Max: 1

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)