X58 Motherboard Roundup Reviewtacohunter52 - August 31, 2009
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Left 4 Dead:
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
At stock settings, the top performer was none other than MSI's Eclipse Plus. However, the ECS board came a close second, losing to the Eclipse by only 1FPS in every resolution.
The L4D overclock champ is, without a doubt, the ECS X58B-A. It may have lost to the Eclipse at stock settings, but once overclocked, the ECS board blows it away...by three or four FPS.