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MSI Radeon HD 4890 Cyclone OC 1GB Graphics Card - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

MSI spin the HD 4890 into a Cyclone and we see what exactly that means for us and if it's something we should be getting excited about.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 22, 2009 11:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%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.

 

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We can see that there isn't a whole lot of difference between the cards here. For the most part we see the MSI is just trailing behind the 2GB Sapphire offering.

 

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