NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Affordable DX11 GPU

Left 4 Dead 2 Performance

Left 4 Dead 2
DirectX Gaming Performance

Left 4 Dead 2

Like its predecessor, Left 4 Dead 2 is a co-operative, survival horror, first-person shooter that pits four players against numerous hordes of Zombies. Like Half Life 2, the game uses the Source engine, however, the visual in L4D 2 are far superior to anything seen in the Half Life universe to date. The game has much more realistic water and lighting effects, more expansive maps with richer detail, more complex models, and the list goes on and on. We tested the game at various resolutions with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled and all in game graphical options set to their maximum values.

The Radeon HD 5770 is 10% to 18% faster than the reference GeForce GTS 450 in our custom Left 4 Dead 2 benchmark. The overclocked EVGA and Asus cards, however, manage to overtake the Radeon HD 5770 at the lower resolution, the Radeon comes right back and takes the higher res. Once again though, remember that overclocked Raden HD 5770 cards are available from a few of AMD's board partners as well.

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