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GTA IV: The Lost and Damned - DX9

 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
 DX9 Gaming Performance


Grand Theft Auto IV

The Lost and Damned is the first of two episodic expansion packs of GTA IV, developed by Rockstar North. Mid-mission checkpoints have been added to the game in order to spare players from repeated trips to starting location of a failed run. It features Johnny Klebitz, a member of Liberty City's The Lost biker gang, who carries out missions throughout the course of the game. We tested the game using the built in benchmark at 2560 x 1600, 8x aniso, and high image quality settings.

During GTA IV testing, both 5870s we tested showed a frame rate of 36 FPS. Gigabyte's GTX 470 SOC was 6% faster than the Matrix 5870, while the GTX 480 Amp Edition was 17% ahead. Although the 470 we're using is an overclocked model, it's disheartening to see it ahead of the Matrix 5870 in several games, especially considering the price difference ($499 vs $349).  


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