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MSI N550GTX Ti 1GB Review

airman    -   March 15, 2011
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an 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.

Settings

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was probably one of the more fun benchmarks as MW2 is one of my favorite games. Full resolution, eye candy all the way up, bombs exploding, smoke everywhere, and everything else in a fully immersive first person shooter game are nailed flawlessly by such an affordable card. Sure, it only makes 40 FPS overclocked at 2650x1600, but that's still absolutely playable and even moreso at 1920x1200. However, I did notice that the MSI N550GTX-Ti did not offer much of an improvement over the GTS450 in this test.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: The Video Card
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Aliens vs. Predator
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  9. Testing: Just Cause 2
  10. Testing: Unigine Heaven 2.1
  11. Testing: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  12. Testing: 3DMark 11
  13. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  14. Testing: Temperatures
  15. Testing: Power Consumption
  16. Conclusion
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