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The sequel of Call of Duty was released last year and features a whole new graphics engine which really put you in the middle of a war zone in all its terrifying glory. The gameplay is more newbie friendly with the auto-healing and easier to kill enemies, nevertheless with the difficulty cranked up you’ll have many auto-spawning foes to kill.
We've chosen to play the "Hold the line" scene which is at the beginning of the "Battle of El Alamain" level. You find yourself in the dusk racing the Germans to get hold of a little town in the desert. Unfortunately, both armies hit the town at the same time, so there is quite some chaos in the beginning. In order to have good benchmark results I started to record frames from the very first second the scene plays. You are on your way to the little town, and there are Germans on your left and right. Just let the truck driver do his work and you do yours: shoot!
In our overall frame rate line-up you'll see that none of our tested cards show low results, though I suggest looking at our chart because there're some points where the Geforce 7 lacks the power to prevent noticeable frame drops. Even the 8800GTX goes below 40fps at some point, though we didn't notice it while playing. The overclocked 8800 GTX might smooth things out some more, especially in more power demanding scenes.