Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set five years after the conclusion of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Despite the efforts of the Marines and the SAS, the Ultranationalists seize control of Russia and enshrine Imran Zakhaev, the deceased leader of the Ultranationalists, a hero and martyr. Meanwhile, Vladimir Makarov, one of Zakhaev’s former lieutenants, begins a reign of terror against Europe by staging numerous terror attacks. The game follows two major factions. One of those is Task Force 141, a multinational military force assigned with eliminating Makarov and the Ultranationalists. The other is the U.S. Army Rangers, who fight in Afghanistan and then, following a Russian invasion of the United States, in the area surrounding Washington D.C. Traitors are revealed in the U.S. forces and protagonists are named as war criminals. The game culminates with Captains “Soap” MacTavish and John Price going into hiding after being betrayed by Lt. General Shepherd.
To test the Galaxy GTX460 in COD MW2 we are using the Team Player mission from the single player campaign. In this level the team attack an Afghan town after the bridge is destroyed by OpFor soldiers. Our testing resolution is set to 1920×1080 or what is more commonly referred to as the HD standard 1080p.
While this is not the newest chapter in the Call of Duty franchise, the Galaxy GTX 460 made short work of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Not only did our review sample provide us with great visuals we achieved an average of 75+ FPS during today's testing. Once again we must say this is an outstanding result for a card priced at $160 CDN.