Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Call of Duty Modern Warfare plays a lot faster than the two previous games.  This is also the first game where it seems 8GB may have an advantage in performance over 4GB.  The SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5500 XT 8G is 4% faster than the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX GTX 1650 SUPER.  When we overclock the video card performance increases by 6%.  This allows it to perform just as fast as the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING when overclocked. 

So, when overclocked, both cards match each other at a very high above 70 FPS realm with the highest game settings enabled at 1080p.  Otherwise, the SAPPHIRE PULSE does edge out the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER for the first time, in their out-of-box performance. 

Gears 5

Gears 5

Gears 5 is another game is pretty advantageous on the SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5500 XT 8G video card.  At 1080p with “Ultra” settings it averages 63 FPS, which is a healthy 9% faster than the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING.  When we overclock the video card performance improves by 4%.  It is now dead even with the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING when overclocked.  In this game, it seems once again when overclocked they are the same, and when not the SAPPHIRE PULSE is pulling ahead. 

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  1. Nice review. The card tested as I expected it. The additional VRAM isn’t really needed as the card just can’t crunch the #’s quickly enough to do 1440p (where the 8Gb would come in handy).
  2. Just curious… would testing it on a system with PCIE 4.0 make a discernible difference in performance? Sapphire lists it as a PICE 4.0 supporting card.
  3. Just curious… would testing it on a system with PCIE 4.0 make a discernible difference in performance? Sapphire lists it as a PICE 4.0 supporting card.

    Unlikely, unless you were constrained purely by VRAM and it was having to cache out of local VRAM often, which doesn’t seem to be the case in our testing.

    However, we will re-run benchmarks and test directly PCIe 3.0 versus 4.0 in the future. We have many good articles planned, and that is one of them.

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