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Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 512MB Review
|Product:||Palit HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 512MB GDDR5|
|Date:||Thu, Oct 30, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Chris Morrell -|
Call of Duty 4
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. It is the fourth installment in the Call of Duty video game series. It was announced on April 25, 2007 and was released on November 6, 2007 in North America. The single player game can be completed in well under seven hours, but the game engine and multiplayer are phenomenal.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare runs on a proprietary graphics engine, and has features such as true world-dynamic lighting, HDR lighting effects, dynamic shadows and depth-of-field. "Bullet Penetration" is calculated by the engine, taking into account things such as surface type and entity thickness. Certain objects, such as cars, and some buildings are destructible. This makes distinguishing cover from concealment important, as meager protection such as wooden fences, thin walls and such no longer provide sufficient protection. The bullet's speed and stopping power are decreased after penetrating an object, and this decrease is calculated realistically depending on the thickness and surface of the object penetrated. The game also makes use of a physics engine, which was not implemented in previous Call of Duty titles for the PC. Death Animations are a combination of pre-set animations and ragdoll physics. Some mistook the game's graphics to be DirectX 10 based, but it is stated that the graphics use DirectX 9.
Results: Call of Duty 4 has a great 3D engine that manages to deliver quality without requiring hefty GPU requirements. Performance scales rather uniformly, and even at the highest settings the Palit HD4870 manages to pull 82 frames per second.
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Page 1 - Palit HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition
Page 2 - The Card and Bundle
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Call of Duty 4
Page 5 - Devil May Cry 4
Page 6 - 3DMark 2006
Page 7 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 8 - Overclocking Results
Page 9 - Thermals and Conclusion