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MSI GeForce GTX 260 Lightning Graphics Card - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

Today we'll see what MSI has done to the GTX 260 and find out why it carries the new Lightning tag.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 28, 2009 5:22 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: MSI

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.

 

MSI GTX 260 Lightning Graphics Card

 

Across the board we see all three cards perform quite close to each other.

 

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