XFX HD 5850 ReviewRHKCommander959 - October 27, 2009
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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.
- Game Settings: Maximum
- FPS measured via Fraps
Similar to earlier, overclocking brought the 5850 to the 5870's performance level. The GTX295 won at all four resolutions, and the GTX260 did the worst. Across the board, these cards can handle Call of Duty World at War well.