Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Graph

Call of Duty Modern Warfare plays a lot faster than the two previous games, it’s easier on the graphics.  We are actually able to play this game at 1080p with the highest in-game settings enabled, sans NVIDIA Ray Tracing.  This creates a great gameplay experience on the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING video card.  It can pull off an average over 60 FPS with the highest settings, which is more than acceptable gameplay. 

The ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER is 30% faster than the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 in this game, allowing for that above 60 FPS experience.  Once again, the SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5500 XT and ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER are neck-and-neck in performance out-of-the-box.  The gameplay experience is the same. 

When we overclock the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER performance goes up 10%.  We are now in the 70+ FPS realm at 1080p with the highest in-game settings.  Performance is now 8% faster than the SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5500 XT 4G OC video card.    

Gears 5

Gears 5 Graph

Gears 5 is another game that performs really well.  We are able to play this game at 1080p at “Ultra” settings.  Performance comes close to 60FPS, not quite there, but very close with the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING video card.  The game is playable. 

The ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER provides performance that is 36% faster than the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650.  This makes a playable dereference.  See the game is not playable on the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 O4G GAMING at “Ultra” settings at 1080p, but it is playable on the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING video card at 1080p.

Interestingly, in this game, the Radeon RX 5500 XT seems to have a larger advantage.  The SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5500 XT 4G OC is 8% faster than the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER.  That’s the largest difference we’ve seen between them yet. 

Once we overclock the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER its performance does exceed the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5500 XT by 3%.  They are very close in performance though.

Overclocking the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER increases performance over itself by 12%.   

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2 Comments

  1. Nice to see both companies are competitive with price and performance. Still I think < $200 GPU’s are priced too high. The 8gb 5500XT should be $169 for example.

    AMD pricing it the same as Nvidia, as a side thought, gives the feel for equivalence to Nvidia vs AMD being #2. I like the AMD driver UI significantly better than Nvidia with the features and layout but like how Nvidia drivers are more consistent, less bugs and they work for the most part. What a toss up, in this case I think I would go with the 1650 Super unless 5500XT had a Game Bundle or better one. If the 5500XT 8gb was $169 then the choice would be very easy.

    How if people in general had a 50/50 buying result between AMD/Nvidia GPU cards, AMD would be winning here big time. AMD I think is finally becoming smart in how they price their card in relation to Nvidia.

  2. "With performance between the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER and Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB models being so close and evenly matched it is all going to come down to price and clock speeds. "

    Hardware wise sure. But the other difference is the drivers. And that is all I’m going to say.

    It is nice to see some very solid 1080p performance out of both camps at under $200. Not that many years ago (ok it is a lot of years) $200 to me was the absolute maximum I would EVER even consider spending on a GPU. And that needed to last for years.

    Now they just need to make LP versions of these cards, and make them run on PCIE bus power alone (75w?) would be great for ITX living room PCs.

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