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HIS Radeon HD 4890 iCooler x4 1GB Video Card - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

The 5800s are almost ready to go mainstream but the HD 4890 is still a very real card. We check out what HIS has done with it today.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 21, 2009 8:09 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: HIS

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.

 

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We see good numbers across the board here for the HD 4890 with it out performing both the GTX 260 and GTX 275 here.

 

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