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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 4770 performed well in our custom Left 4 Dead benchmark, but couldn't quite keep pace with competing offerings from NVIDIA. Here, the Radeon HD 4770 finished a few frames per second behind the GeForce 9800 GT--the other higher-end cards obviously pulled away by larger margins.

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