AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870: Unquestionably Number One

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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 5870 performed very well in our custom Left 4 Dead benchmark as well. In this test, the Radeon HD 5870 was the fastest of the bunch at the lower resolution of 1920x1200, albeit by only the slightest of margins. With the resolution cranked up to 2560x1600 though, the GeForce GTX 295 was able to eke out a victory.

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