AMD's Radeon HD 5870: Bringing About the Next Generation Of GPUsby Ryan Smith on September 23, 2009 9:00 AM EST
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Left 4 Dead
Valve’s venerable Source engine continues to roll on with Left 4 Dead, their co-op zombie shooter. As the Source engine is CPU limited, this is once again going to be a collection of ridiculously high frame rates.
Once again the 5870 is the king of single-GPU cards, putting away the GTX 285 by 36%, and even managing to beat the 4870 X2. The GTX 295 continues to get the best of the 5870 however, leading by a slimmer 8% margin. The difference is once again academic however, as all of these cards are pushing more than 100fps. Interestingly, the 5870 CF doesn’t completely dominate the field as it usually does – it can only beat the GTX 285 SLI by 9%.