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Radeon HD 4850 Vs. GeForce GTS 250: Non-Reference Battle

Game Benchmarks: Left 4 Dead

Let’s move on to a game where we can crank up the eye candy, even at 1920x1200. At maximum detail, can we see any advantage to either card?

Nothing to see here, though given the results in our original GeForce GTS 250 review, this is likely a result of our Core 2 Quad processor holding back performance.

Maybe if we max out detail with 8xAA and 16x anisotropic filtering (AF), we can see a meaningful performance spread:

We can see that this title prefers the Asus 4850 Matrix over Gigabyte’s GV-N250ZL-1GI. Of course, the game would be quite playable on either card at 1920x1200 if AA is lowered to a reasonable level such as 4xAA. But it's nice to see the frame rate difference.