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

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

3 Minutes, 33 Seconds

Average Run Time

3 Minutes, 24 Seconds

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/l4d22021.062021.072021.082021.092021.1011002200330044005500
* 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 current as of 21 October 2021.
3840 x 216045.1%2560 x 144020.6%1920 x 108034.3%Resolution Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
OpenGL46.6%Vulkan53.4%Renderer Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

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.

Suites Using This Test


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Left 4 Dead 2

Resolution: 3840 x 2160 - Renderer: Vulkan

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 53 public results since 18 June 2021 with the latest data as of 16 October 2021.

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)
378 +/- 14
313 +/- 3
< 186
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Resolution: 3840 x 2160 - Renderer: Vulkan53 Results Range From 23 To 391 Frames Per Second23426180991181371561751942132322512702893083273463653844033691215

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Left 4 Dead 2 - Resolution: 3840 x 2160 - Renderer: Vulkan) has an average run-time of 2 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: 3840 x 2160 - Renderer: VulkanRun-Time3691215Min: 1 / Avg: 1.92 / Max: 10

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.3%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsResolution: 3840 x 2160 - Renderer: VulkanDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.27 / Max: 2