Video Card Comparison Charts 2010 - OUTDATED

Videocards/VGADB by jmke @ 2010-06-02

In this live article we will continuously add more video card results compared in 15 benchmarks, run at 5 different resolutions/settings, and also measuring power consumption, noise and temperature. In short: a result database. In our initial release we have tested 15 different video cards, ranging from low end Geforce 8500 GT to high end HD 5870 in CF. Relative Performance Charts added!

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Call of Duty 4

The successor the Call of Duty 2 for PC as the COD3 was never released on our favorite gaming platform. Call of Duty 4 takes us not back in the past, but to the near future where you’ll find yourself fighting everybody and everyone in all out guerilla war inside cities.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare runs on a proprietary engine and with features that include true world-dynamic lighting, HDR lighting effects, dynamic shadows, and depth of field.[12] "Bullet Penetration" is calculated by the engine, taking into account factors such as surface type and entity thickness. Certain objects, such as cars and some buildings, are destructible. This makes distinguishing cover from concealment important, as the protection provided by objects such as wooden fences and thin walls do not completely protect players from harm. Bullet speed and stopping power are decreased after penetrating an object, and the decrease is dependent on the thickness and surface type of the object. The game makes use of a dynamic physics engine, not implemented in previous Call of Duty titles. Death animations are a combination of pre-set animations and ragdoll physics.


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One thing that needs to be said about the Call of Duty 4 graphics engine is that it’s very optimized. It doesn’t offer a completely free roaming arena to play in, so there is less to render and calculate by your PC. While this limits re-playability it does make for a very cinematic experience and doesn’t require a monster PC to look good.



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Comment from jmke @ 2009/09/15
We'll soon have full reviews of the Gigabyte HD 4770, Asus HD 4850 Matrix and Asus HD 4890 included in these results charts.
The other VGA cards were previously photographed and explored by me, geoffrey, massman and other reviewers;

this results database will not replace the stand alone reviews, which will still appear on the site, but their results will go into this database for a larger comparison tool; currently the charts are a bit poor, we'll aim to improve them, and add more configuration options to them, as we learn the tools of the trade.
Comment from JAMF @ 2009/10/18
The numbers from the 5870 are missing in the last graphs on two pages, for the 1920x1200 4xAA 16xAF

Not allowed to post linked URL's yet, so here are the page 3 and 5 URL's 53 53
Comment from jmke @ 2009/10/18
thanks for spotting that! I entered the data but mismatched the resolutions; I'm generating new charts now, after a page reload the results for HD 5870 should be there;
also got some HD 5870 CF results I have to add