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Gainward's GeForce GTX 295 Reviewed - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

We're sure it's fast, but is it fast enough? - We look at the new GTX 295 from Gainward and see if it can take top honors.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 8, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Gainward

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.

 

Gainward's GeForce GTX 295 Reviewed

 

We can see that Left 4 Dead performance between all the dual-GPU based cards is very similar; even at 2560 x 1600 there isn't much difference with all setups offering a very playable framerate.

 

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