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ATI Catalyst 9.2 Analysis - XP & Vista (Page 6)

Shawn Baker | Feb 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 0 mins, 56 secs reading time for this page
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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.

ATI Catalyst 9.2 Analysis - XP & Vista

HD 4850: We have a bit of movement with it being a little slower at some points and a little higher in others.

HD 4870: We see a little bit of movement, but nothing to get excited about.

HD 4870 X2: At the lower resolution we see a boost in performance.

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