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Call of Duty: Black Ops Not So Graphic Card Demanding Afterall

Written on December 07, 2010 by Kristoff Jones

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Contrary to popular rumors, Call of Duty: Black Ops doesn't really need the latest graphic card for a high-octane, eye-candy gaming experience. It's so (relatively) light, even 2 year old graphic cards can do the trick!

Treyarch has once again outdone themselves with their latest multiplayer shooting brawlfest, . And with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series owning the competition in terms of graphic during its run, one usually asks if their is enough for Black Ops or should they get the latest out in the market. Well we’ll end all speculations right here and now.

In terms of overall performance with careful consideration of how deep a player’s pocket is, midrange graphic cards perform at an above average level. ’s GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) can manage great anti-aliasing performance in 1680 x 1050 and even 1920 x 1200 with 4xAA, providing BLOPs players a great and visually stunning gaming experience.

But for those who want an above-optimum level of gaming for Black Ops, well the latest graphic cards can definitely feed your need. NVIDIA bows to as Radeon HD 6870 (1GB) and Radeon HD 5870 (1GB) both provide the best frame rate average with the maximum at 122FPS and minimum 85FPS in a 1680 x 1050 0x AA 16xAF, DirectX 9, Maximum Detail environment.

At third spot, ATI continues to dominate with Radeon HD 5850 (1GB) with a maximum of 117FPS and minimum 79 FPS, while NVIDIA enters the top 4 spot with its GTX 580 (1.5GB) with a 110FPS max and 78FPS minimum.

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