MAX: Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War is a WWII-based shooter built on the Call of Duty 4 engine with a little flair added.  The game is unique in the genre as it sets the game at the Pacific stage rather than the much more common, and less controversial, European front. 

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Call of Duty: World at War settings

For our testing with CoD: WaW we ran through the level of the game shown above while recording in FRAPS to get our frame rate comparisons below.  The game plays almost exactly like CoD 4 (a good thing) so our testing methods were reliable and repeatable. 

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Here we are going to compare the fastest GPU options from both NVIDIA and AMD at this writing – so that means a repeat of the HD 4870 X2 2GB card from AMD while we replace the GTX 285 with the dual-GPU based GTX 295 1.8GB graphics board.  Our first results show that the differences in operating system produce nearly no changes in performance with this particular gaming title.  We can also clearly see that the NVIDIA GTX 295 is far and away the best performing card with a higher average frame rate and a MUCH higher minimum FPS at all resolutions. 

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