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Leadtek WinFast GTX 260 EXTREME+ in SLI - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

Leadtek has labeled its GTX 260 as being extreme. We take the time to find out if it truly deserves that title.

| NVIDIA SLI Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 27, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Leadtek

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.

 

Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ Graphics Card

 

Left 4 Dead shows the GTX 260 and HD 4870 performing very close to each other. When we look at the SLI results we find the best performance increase is again seen at the highest resolution.

 

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