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ASUS GTX 580 Review

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the latest iteration of the venerable first person shooter series, Call of Duty. Despite its long, successful pedigree, the game is not without substantial criticism and controversy, especially on the PC. Aside from the extremely short campaign and lack of innovation, the PC version's reception was also marred by its lack of support for user-run dedicated servers, which means no user-created maps, no mods, and no customized game modes. You're also limited to 18-player matches instead of the 64-player matches that were possible in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Despite all this, the game has been well received and the in-house IW 4.0 engine renders the maps in gorgeous detail, making it a perfect candidate for OCC benchmarking. You start off the single player missions playing as Private Allen and jump right into a serious firefight. This is the point where testing will begin. Testing will be done using actual game play with FPS measured by Fraps.


  • In-game settings to Maximum
  • 4xAA
  • 16xAF
  • Fraps measured Gameplay














Higher = Better


When you overclock the ASUS GTX 580, it is just about the fastest video card available to play this wildly popular installment of the Call of Duty franchise through all four resolutions. The only card faster is the dual GPU HD 5970. The differential at 1920 x 1200 is only three FPS between the ASUS GTX 580 and HD 5970, with both cards overclocked of course.

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