Left 4 Dead 2

This is a benchmark of Valve's Left 4 Dead 2 game. The test profile assumes you have a Steam account and have Steam installed for the system. This automates the process of executing the game and using a standardized time demo.

This test will attempt to install the necessary game using your Steam account. If the test appears hung you may need to manually exit the Steam client.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark l4d2.

Test Created

18 June 2021

Last Updated

25 December 2022

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

7 Seconds

Average Run Time

4 Minutes, 21 Seconds


20k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Supported Architectures

x86 + x86_64

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page ViewsOpenBenchmarking.orgEventsLeft 4 Dead 2 Popularity Statisticspts/l4d22021.062021.072021.082021.092021.102021.112021.122022.012022.022022.032022.042022.052022.062022.072022.082022.092022.102022.112022.122023.012023.022023.032023.042023.052023.062023.072023.082023.092023.102023.112023.122K4K6K8K10K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
Data updated weekly as of 3 December 2023.
3840 x 216032.1%2560 x 144029.0%1920 x 108038.9%Resolution Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
OpenGL57.1%Vulkan42.9%Renderer Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/l4d2-1.0.1   [View Source]   Sun, 25 Dec 2022 18:35:51 GMT
Enable Windows support.

pts/l4d2-1.0.0   [View Source]   Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:41:24 GMT
Initial commit of Left 4 Dead 2 test profile with OpenGL and new Vulkan support.

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Left 4 Dead 2

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGL

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 153 public results since 18 June 2021 with the latest data as of 13 October 2023.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Frames Per Second (Average)
428 +/- 6
418 +/- 41
< 385
360 +/- 31
340 +/- 25
247 +/- 31
< 230
225 +/- 9
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGL153 Results Range From 27 To 547 Frames Per Second27507396119142165188211234257280303326349372395418441464487510533556612182430

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Left 4 Dead 2 - Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGL) has an average run-time of 6 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGLRun-Time3691215Min: 2 / Avg: 5.72 / Max: 11

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 2.3%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Renderer: OpenGLDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 2.31 / Max: 6

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)

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