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PowerColor Radeon HD 4830 Graphics Card - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

ATI pricing has become very aggressive over the past few months. Today we focus our attention on what could well be a top choice for budget gamers.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 24, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 84%      Manufacturer: PowerColor

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.

 

PowerColor HD 4830 Graphics Card

 

We can see that the HD 4830 does lag behind the HD 4850 a fair bit again, but at up to 1920 x 1200 you shouldn't have any drama playing Left 4 Dead at its max settings.

 

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