Call of Duty 2, Advanced Warfighter, Oblivion
We will now take a closer look at three specific games: Call of Duty 2, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Each of these games were tested using a standard 4:3 resolution of 1024×768, and also at a widescreen resolution. The average and minimum frame rates are recorded below. It’s important to look at the minimum frame rate since it shows you how bad the performance can be.
Call of Duty 2: Pointe du Hoc
The Pointe du Hoc, D-Day mission is an intense mission that starts with the scaling of the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc on the beaches of Normandy. There is a lot of action on the screen which many video cards struggle with.
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Using the first checkpoint of the Quarterback mission as a test, the results are gathered from this quick-starting level.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
I don’t know how many times I’ve read this message on a forum: “Will this system be able to run Oblivion?”. Sound familiar? To help answer this question we run the Dell XPS M1710 Metallic Black through three different settings and at different resolutions. There are so many graphics options available, so even if the results here aren’t fast enough for you, the chances are you can tweak it so it’s more to your liking.
Overall Game Performance
There’s not much left to say about game performance except for the obvious: the GeForce Go 7900 GS on the Dell XPS M1710 Metallic Black is more than capable of running some of the most graphically intensive games on the market. Those of you looking for faster may opt for the Go 7900 GTX which we will be reviewing in the Formula Red model later, but I suspect most of you will be interested in the Go 7900 GS from a value perspective.