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Unleashing NVIDIA's GTX 295 Graphics Card - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

We move the i7 920 from stock clocks to 3.8GHz and see what kind of performance gains it gives the powerful GTX 295.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 22, 2009 4:00 am

Left 4 Dead

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Timedemo

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.valvesoftware.com/

 

Product Homepage: http://www.l4d.com/

 

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Left 4 Dead uses the latest version of Valve's Source engine, with improvements such as multi-core processor support and physics-based animation to more realistically portray hair and clothing, and to improve physics interaction with enemies when shot or shoved in different body parts. Animation was also improved to allow characters to lean realistically when moving in curved paths.

 

Rendering and artificial intelligence were scaled up to allow for greater number of enemies who can navigate the world in better ways, such as climbing, jumping or breaking obstacles. Lighting has been enhanced with new self-shadowing normal mapping and advanced shadow rendering that is important to convey information about the environment and player actions.

 

Unleashing NVIDIA's GTX 295 Graphics Card

 

Source based games continue to hit CPU limitations with ease. We can see as we move up we see a bit of movement. With the game not being that intensive, though, it really is playable at all speeds and all resolutions with the GTX 295.

 

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