Left 4 Dead 2:
Left 4 dead 2 is a cooperative FPS produced by the company Valve and built on the source engine. Left 4 dead 2 pits you and potentially 3 of your close buddies in a fight for survival with hordes of slavering zombies coming at you from all sides. In short it puts you in the middle of the worst possible scenarios during a full blown zombie apocalypse prepar to be mauled, ravaged, burned, and eaten… .
Left 4 Dead 2 was tested using ATI’s Eyefinity setup with 2 monitors at 3360X1050 which is a pretty typical setup as well as a single monitor setup using 1440×900 which while lowering the resolution still provides an enjoyable experience that most people can enjoy a game at.
As you can see Left 4 Dead 2 provides more than playable frame rates even under the massive 3360X1050 resolution, Playing at 3360X1050 resolution is quite a treat offering what feels like a significant viewing angle which helps to fight off the hordes aggressive zombies. This high of a resolution was previously impossible without an additional setup to handle additional monitors which also means more $$$. For a card priced at under $100 being able to get your zombie killing in at such a high resolution is awesome.
Dirty 2 is a racing game released by Codemasters at the end of last year (2009). Featuring many off road events in diverse real world environments. While Dirt 2 isn’t a hardcore racing game like the Gran Turismo series it still provides realistic physics and fast paced adrenaline fueled game play best of all it is a Direct X 11 game and so it can show off all the awesome features that the new Direct X has to offer.
Dirt 2 was tested using ATI’s Eyefinity setup with 2 monitors at 3360X1050 which is a pretty typical setup as well as a single monitor setup using 1440×900 which while a significant lowering of the resolution it still provides an enjoyable resolution that most people can enjoy a game at.
Dirt 2 was a rather interesting game to benchmark and although the frame rate under 3360X1050 was rather low it was still playable with only minor inconveniences the average frame rate was about 12.7 frames per second which should have made the game fairly choppy and yet it was still enjoyable. When lowering the resolution the game became smoother which is to be expected. I must say racing on multiple monitors was pretty awesome and is defiantly something everyone should try at least once.
Bad company 2:
Battlefield bad company 2 is a first person shoot set in realistic war torn environments, produced by EA Games and released at the end of June (2010). Bad company 2 is a fast paced game focusing on primarily squad based warfare and throwing in vehicular carnage and destructible environments to produce an action packed shooter.
Bad company 2 was tested using ATI’s Eyefinity setup with 2 monitors at 3360X1050 which is a typical multi-monitor setup as well as a single monitor setup using 1440×900 which while a significantly lower resolution it still provides an enjoyable resolution that most people can enjoy a game at.
Bad company 2 is normally a lot of fun to play unfortunately under 3360X1050 the game is pretty much a sideshow at 7 frames per second it looks good its just not anywhere near playable speed. I was quite excited to try 3360X1050 after my previous success with both Left 4 Dead 2 and Dirt 2 unfortunately this card just doesn’t have the raw power needed for this level of detail at this resolution. When I tested at 1440X900 the game was playable but only just, there was still to much jerkiness for adequate game play you could probably get by on single player, but multiplayer this frame rate would get you dead.