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ECS X58B-A Review

ccokeman    -   June 26, 2009
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Left 4 Dead is a new release from Valve that leaves you as part of a group of survivors in a world where an infection has rapidly turned the populace into a zombie horde. You goal is to make it to a rescue point, all the while fighting what seems like overwhelming odds. Along the way there are safe houses where you can replenish your weapons and health. The movie 'I Am Legend' comes to mind to set the stage for this game. But unlike the movie, there are four characters and not just a lone gun and his faithful companion. The horde is not at all like the typical slow walking, foot shuffling zombie. These zombies are quick and work with the pack mentality. Your job: survival! Below are several screenshots to show some in-game action.

Settings:

  • 4xAA
  • 16x AF
  • All other in game settings to maximum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overclocking the X58B-A shows real benefits when playing Left 4 Dead. The gains were higher than those seen recently with the Eclipse Plus.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Bundled Accessories)
  3. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  4. Closer Look (The Bios)
  5. Closer Look (The Bios Continued)
  6. Closer Look (Drivers & Programs)
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  9. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar)
  10. Testing: (Specview10, PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: (SiSoft Sandra 2009)
  12. Testing: (ScienceMark 2.0, Cinebench 10,HDTune 2.55)
  13. Testing: Far Cry 2
  14. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  15. Testing: Bioshock
  16. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  17. Testing: Dead Space
  18. Testing: Fallout 3
  19. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  20. Testing: 3DMark 06 Professional
  21. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  22. Conclusion
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