Sapphire HD 5870 and HD 5750 Vapor-X Reviewccokeman - November 3, 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 HD 5870 Vapor-X outperforms all of the single GPU cards in all four resolutions, no surprise there, as it should with the increased clock speeds. The Vapor-X HD 5750 does hang on until the top end and delivers a solid 39 FPS, which increases with the increase in clock speed when pushed.