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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 three different resolutions with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled and all in game graphical options set to their maximum values.


The Radeon HD 4850 slipped past the GTS 250 and 9800 GTX+ by just a couple of frames per second in our custom Left 4 Dead benchmark, besting our NVIDIA duo by a slight margin at all three resolutions.  Once again though, the Radeon HD 4870 and the GeForce GTX 260, specifically, offer much more performance for the extra $20 to $60 investment, respectively.

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