Now that Call of Duty: Black Ops has been released we thought that it would only be proper to run some video benchmarks on this highly anticipated PC game title. The hype around this first person shooter has been enormous the past few months, so we know that our readers are wanting to find out what video card brand will run Call of Duty: Black Ops the best. Today, we take what are undoubtedly two of the hottest gaming graphics cards on the market today and pit them against each other to see who comes out ahead. What video cards do you think we will be using?
If you happened to guess the recently released AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB and slightly older NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB then you are spot on. These are two wildly popular video cards for gamers as they are around $200 and are excellent mainstream video cards. When it comes to pricing the AMD Radeon HD 6870 video card can be found for $239.80 shipped and the GeForce GTX 460 1GB can be purchased for $187.85 shipped. They aren’t exactly the same price, but they are close and do represent the latest in GPU technology from both companies around this price point.
Since this is a quick and dirty AMD versus NVIDIA benchmark, we’ll give you a quick overview of the game by the developers and get right to the benchmarking!
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter with stealth and tactical play aspect that puts players in the role of a shadow soldier fighting in a variety of historically representative fictional Black Ops missions of the Cold War era. Created with the input of actual Black Ops soldiers from the time, the game mixes traditional Call of Duty tactical shooter gameplay with new gameplay options designed to expand the players’ experience. Additional features include extensive multiplayer options, along with new vehicles and explosive new weapons.
Putting Out the Hotspots of the Cold War
Follow-up to 2009’s blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks new ground in the Call of Duty series and the video game industry at large by delving into the not-so cold conflicts of the Cold War.
Inspired by the experiences of real Black Ops soldiers of the era, the missions of Call of Duty: Black Ops take the player to a wide variety of settings, ranging from snowbound mountain strongholds in historical Soviet held territories, to the jungles and urban settings of Vietnam War era SE Asia. Throughout all, care has been taken to maintain the traditional essence of Call of Duty style combat, while also introducing new types of player action that add to the gameplay experience. Additional features include co-op, versus and team-based multiplayer options, new vehicles like the SR-71 Blackbird and lethal new weapons such as explosive-tipped crossbows.
Key Game Features