Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead (DirectX 9)
Developed by a new team of Valve’s, Left 4 Dead is a single or multi-player game that encompasses the most automatic story for a shooter: zombie apocalypse. The team aspect of the title, based on Valve’s Source engine, really makes this a unique gaming experience that I think all PC gamers should be required to play.
Left 4 Dead settings
The Valve: Source engine supports in-game demos that can be played back as fast as possible (fixed frame count) or in real-time (variable frame count) to simulate a more real-world experience. I chose the last stage of the Farm House “movie” and played through the cornfield section to get the majority of the level in the FRAPS run through.
Left 4 Dead is a pretty light-weight game in terms of the amount of horse power required to run it so both the Radeon HD 4870 X2 and the BFG GeForce GTX 295 card are more than capable of running resolutions as high as 2560×1600 without a problem. If we had to pick a winner, and we don’t, it would be the GTX 295 with 20% higher average frame rate and a 20% higher minimum FPS as well. Quad SLI on this game is quite frankly AWFUL and only pulls performance DOWN. Good thing you don’t need it.