Activision recently released Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the next installment in the popular war game series. Moving away from the World War II setting, Modern Warfare instead centers around a conflict involving Russia and the Middle East. And hey, you even get to die ... and then continue the game in the past. (Ed: Hey! You spoiler you!)
We'll suit up today in our best cloaking gear for COD4. For this benchmark we use disguise ourselves in the Ghillie suit, load up ACT II - All Ghillied up.
I just love the game, and played it to the end already. This particular level I liked the most. Not just for gameplay, but also the intense and dense graphics utilized are breathtaking. Massive high-quality texturing, shaders and a serious amount of shadows, fog and debree are applied in this level to mask and hide as best as you can.
We started using COD4 as benchmark very shortly, not too many results in here just yet but what I'd like you to focus on throughout the review is the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB at 350 USD. The Galaxy card tested today is roughly 100 bucks cheaper yet pretty close to the GTS even when it's not overclocked.
Image Quality setting:
4x Anti Aliasing
16x anisotropic filtering
All settings maxed out
The level where we measure and the image quality settings used
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