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Overclocking the ATI Radeon HD 4890 - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

We take the time to find out how well the new HD 4890 from ATI overclocks. Can it give us a worthy amount of extra FPS?

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 3, 2009 4:35 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/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

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.

 

Overclocking the ATI Radeon HD 4890

 

Across the board we see good gains here, but the increase don't really effect performance with the HD 4890 already pulling out big numbers under Left 4 Dead.

 

Optimum Setup- Like our non-overclocked setup, 2560 x 1600 isn't going to be a problem.

 

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