Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 XOC Review

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Left 4 Dead is a cooperative, 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 visuals 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 1920 x 1200 and 2560 x 1600 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled and all in game graphical options set to their maximum values.

The Diamond 4870 X2 and 4870 X2 XOC manage to lead the pack at 1920x1200, but then they both fall behind the other multi-GPU solutions at 2560x1600. As you can see, upping the resolution resulted in a bigger performance hit for the 4870 X2 cards than it did with the others.


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