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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card (Page 11)

Shawn Baker | Apr 1, 2009 at 6:50 am CDT - 0 mins, 54 secs time to read this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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.

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card

Under L4D we can see that the performance is again up on the HD 4870 and in front of the GTX 260 at all resolutions.

Optimum Setup- Playing at up to 2560 x 1600 isn't going to be any dramas with the HD 4890 on our testbed.

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