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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 Graphics Card - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

The baby brother to the new top dawg gets released today. Can the GTX 285 shine a light on single GPU performance?

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 15, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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.

 

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 Graphics Card

 

Under Left 4 Dead we see the GTX 285 offer us that 10% performance increase at the higher resolution which keeps in line with what NVIDIA had hoped for.

 

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