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HIS Radeon HD 5870 1GB Video Card - Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead

Another HD 5870 arrives, this time from HIS. Today we have a look at how it compares against the two top NVIDIA cards, the GTX 285 and GTX 295.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 28, 2009 2:05 pm
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 continue to see the HD 5870 score strong against the GTX 285 with the best gains being seen at the highest resolution. It again falls a bit behind the GTX 295 at all resolutions with the biggest differences being seen at the highest resolution.

 

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