Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 (Direct X)


Call of Duty was the best selling FPS of 2003 and Call of Duty 2 looks to continue that tradition with a great game style and superb graphics.  Below are the graphical settings we used in our testing.

Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 83

**Optimize for SLI is enabled in all of our testing!

Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 84

The first mission was used in its entirety as the benchmark. 

Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 85

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Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 88

Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 89

Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 90

As mentioned earlier, running 4xAA in CoD2 through the in-game settings on the NVIDIA Vista driver presented us with all the sounds we expected but with a big solid grey colored screen.  Fantastic.  Switching to 4xAA set in the control panel allowed us to run it, so bear in mind we are comparing control panel set 4xAA on Vista to the in-game set 4xAA on Windows XP.

Looking at the 8800 GTX, the performance of the Windows Vista driver is very uplifting!  Scores are actually modestly higher under the new OS compared to our testing under Windows XP.  The 7900 GTX isn’t as lucky, seeing a 12% drop in average frame rate at 1600×1200.

Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 91

Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 92

Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 93

Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared - Graphics Cards 94

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Again AMD’s performance under Windows Vista is a very close match to that of Windows XP both in single card and CrossFire modes. 

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