Sapphire HD 5850 Reviewccokeman - October 15, 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!
- Anti-Aliasing: x4
- Anisotropic Filtering: x16
- Game Settings: Maximum
The Sapphire HD5850 does not flirt with the numbers delivered by the GTX 285, but consistently delivers a performance close to that delivered by the GTX 275. If you can't kill all the zombies you can at the max resolution of 2560x1600 at 69 FPS it's time to step away from the keyboard!