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Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

We have a look at Sapphire's HD 4890 and compare it solely against the HD 4870 to see the improvements we've received.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 2, 2009 5:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Sapphire

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.

 

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card

 

We continue to see good gains from the HD 4890 and there are some especially nice ones at 2560 x 1600 which equate to over 15%.

 

Optimum Setup- With the graphics not being the best on the Source based game compared to something like Far Cry 2, we're able to run at 2560 x 1600 with no issues.

 

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