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  • Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 Video Card Review
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 Video Card Review


    Left 4 Dead 2

    With loud and fast moving zombies coming after you in endless waves,  Left 4 Dead 2 runs on the Valve's seven year old Source game engine, and runs well on even old hardware.  Even though it's old, it still pushes hardware and is a good game to run benchmarks on.  The storyline is simple; you and 3 survivors are found trapped in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and must find safety among the hordes of dead.
    When testing Left 4 Dead 2 all of the settings were turned up to their highest, and Anisotropic Filtering was turned to 16X. Anti-Aliasing was turned to 8X to smooth out all of those jagged edges for a crisp visual experience.
    The factory overclock found in the GTS 450 is enough to provide a considerable performance boost at the targeted 1680 x 1050 resolution.  While this didn't carry forth to the higher resolutions it was enough to balance out the performance chart.  Making it one of the fastest cards in our tests, aside from the GTX 460 and HD 5770.