Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation. It is the fourth game in the main Counter-Strike franchise. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released on August 21, 2012. It features classic content, such as revamped versions of classic maps, as well as brand new maps, characters and game modes.
This game remains one of the most played game titles on Steam with daily peaks of over 500,000 gamers playing it daily! That is more than 10x the number of people playing Grand Theft Auto V online, so we figured we’d take a quick look at performance with everything cranked up.
This game title uses the Source game engine and looks pretty decent. We tested CS:GO with the high graphics quality preset with 8x MSAA and 16x AF. Once we had the graphics and display settings figured out we used FRAPS to manually benchmark a section of the game for a couple minutes. We tested at two resolutions during the same online game, so you will have an idea of the general performance at that resolution. The two runs were done at different places in de_dust2, so the performance lines shouldn’t line up at all.
Benchmark Results: CS:GO is a very easy on modern graphics cards, so the AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB does great at both 1920 x 1440 and 2560 x 1400 screen resolutions. The system averaged around 215 FPS at 1080P and around 265 FPS at 1440P. You can easily play CS:GO at 4K resolutions with the image quality maxed out!
Benchmark Results: When it comes to CPU utilization we found that we were using about 70% of the processor while playing CS:GO. The chart is done in slow mode, so this is a look at four minutes of CPU performance.