The Sequel to Valve Corporation’s award-winning Left 4 Dead, Left
4 Dead 2 involves the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic. There has
been an outbreak of a pathogen that causes infected humans to behave
like zombies. The four survivors have to fight their way through the
hordes of infected, using safehouses along the way to rest and recover
in order to reach extraction points. This takes place in the southern
United States, featuring Savannah, GA and New Orleans, LA.
We tested Left 4 Dead 2 at its highest settings but with no Anti-Aliasing at three resolutions, 1024×768, 1680×1050, and 1920×1080.
Left 4 Dead 2 paints a similar picture as Starcraft II, we are limited by the AMD Radeon HD 6950 at 1920×1080. Performance for all scenarios is stellar. Lower resolutions show that the additional memory speed does increase performance slightly. Since the testing is done in real time with FRAPS there is a +/- 2% variance in the tests, it just so happens the variance kept falling to the Corsair Vengence 1600MHz at 1920×1080!