AMD ATI Radeon HD 5850 Performance Review

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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead
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Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead is a co-operative, survival horror, first-person shooter that was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which was purchased by Valve part-way into development. Like Half Life 2, the game uses the Source engine, however, the visual in L4D are far superior to anything seen in the Half Life universe to date. The game pits four Survivors of an apocalyptic pandemic against hordes of aggressive zombies. We tested the game at resolutions of 1,920 x 1,200 and 2,560 x 1,600 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled and all in game graphical options set to their maximum values.



The Radeon HD 5850 trailed all of the other high-end cards we tested in our custom Left 4 Dead benchmark, save for the Radeon HD 4890. Here, the GeForce GTX 285 is about 8% - 11% faster, but both cards put up framerates so high the difference would hardly be noticeable in real-world game play.

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