MSI X58 Platinum ReviewZertz -
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Activision's Call Of Duty World at War goes right back to the bread and butter of the franchise - WWII FPS action. In this rendition, you start off in the South Pacific and move through a series of missions that flip back and forth between the Russian front and the island hopping advance toward the Imperial Japanese homeland. Included is a mission on Peliliu Island, arguably one of the more difficult and costly battles in the Pacific theater. The gameplay in the single player mode is rather short, but the game makes up for this shortcoming in online gameplay. If you thought CoD4 looked nice, this game is amazing with the graphics maxed out playing at a high resolution. This game just may be my reason to move to a 30 inch monitor. I will use Fraps to measure a section of gameplay in the Semper Fi map on Makin Island to compare the performance of these video cards.
- All in game settings to maximum
- FPS measured via Fraps
At 1280x1024, the Platinum takes the lead, but it doesn't keep the top spot for too long. Higher resolutions give the two other high end boards a performance advantage, albeit a small one. Setting the clocks up to 3.6GHz gives the Platinum a few more frames, but it's not quite enough to claim the first place.