Editor: Matthew DeCarlo

Read user comments (74)

Benchmarks: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Dirt 2

To test Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 we used Fraps. We changed the test scenario to the Hummer scene in "ACT I - Team Player" where your unit comes under fire traveling though the city. Maximum in-game quality settings were used with 4xAA and a 60 second gameplay recording.

The Radeon HD 6870 was very impressive when testing with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 at 1920x1200, matching the Radeon HD 5870 by delivering an average of 56fps, making it 14% faster than the Radeon HD 5850. It was just 2% slower than the GeForce GTX 470 while leading the GeForce GTX 460 by 12%.

Dirt 2 Benchmarks
Dirt 2 has a fantastic built-in benchmark tool that measures actual gameplay performance very accurately, so we closed Fraps for this title. The game was run in the DirectX 11 mode with 4xAA enabled and the best visual quality settings.

The Radeon HD 6870 also provided strong performance when testing with Dirt 2. This time at 1920x1200 it was only 6% slower than the Radeon HD 5870 and 8% slower than the GeForce GTX 470. However, it was 5% quicker than the GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) and 8% faster than the Radeon HD 5850.