NVIDIA GTX 275 Reviewccokeman - April 2, 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.
- 16x AF
- All other in game settings to maximum
In Left 4 Dead the GTX 275 only leads the HD 4890 by 3 FPS at 1280x1024 and leads by 6 FPS at 1920x1200. When the GTX 275 is overclocked, the performance increase at 2560x1600 is 8 FPS. That could make the difference between playable or not at a lower frame rate but at the highest resolution the frame rate never falls to a point where it is unplayable.