6. Half Life 2
Half life 2 is no doubt the most anticipated PC game of all time.
Physics - From pebbles to water to 2-ton trucks respond as expected, as they obey the laws of mass, friction, gravity, and buoyancy.
Graphics - Source's shader-based renderer, like the one used at Pixar to create movies such as Toy Story® and Monster's, Inc.®, creates the most beautiful and realistic environments ever seen in a video game.
AI - Neither friends nor enemies charge blindly into the fray. They can assess threats, navigate tricky terrain, and fashion weapons from whatever is at hand.
There is no actual difference in performance in a games environment, unless you overclock the entire system. Similar performance for the memory when running at 667MHz and 800MHz.