Call of Duty Infinite Warfare PC Performance Review

Conclusion

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare PC Performance Review

Conclusion

 

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a strange package, I have enjoyed the campaign, and the PC performance is excellent, but as a whole package it leaves a lot to be desired. 

When it comes to PC, the Infinite Warfare Multiplayer community is split, with players on Steam and the Windows 10 Store being unable to interact with each other. This means that the online player base is divided between two version of the game, making it harder for players on both sides of the divide to find matches and shoots down any idea of a long lasting multiplayer community for Infinite Warfare on the PC platform.

When it comes to general PC port quality the PC version of Infinite Warfare is fantastic, performing well on modern hardware while still giving PC gamers a lot of advanced graphical settings to adjust the game's performance and graphical fidelity to best suit their own hardware. The game scales well from lower end offering like the GTX 960 all the way to today's flagship GPUs like the GTX 1080, which is great to see from a modern title. 

GPU wise Infinite Warfare seems to prefer AMD GPUs, with the RX 480 easily outperforming the GTX 1060 and the R9 Fury X beating the GTX 1070 at both 1440p and 4K when it comes to average framerate. The GTX 1080 rules the roost when it comes to GPU performance, but AMD is certainly where the best value for money is to be had performance wise. 

Infinite Warfare delivers everything that we should expect from a modern PC shooter, with an FOV slider, resolution scale options, a lot of detailed graphical settings and fully rebindable controls, but the game lacks the innovation on the gameplay front to be a lasting success on PC. The campaign in this Call of Duty is easily my favourite since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, but it isn't exactly a campaign that I would spend the full asking price to play.  

In Multiplayer Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare does offer some new features, with some new and interesting map designs and some interesting additions with the Anti-Gravity grenade and the booster jump pack, but these changes do not change the Call of Duty experience enough to be a worth the investment for most gamers.   

In many ways, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is one of the best Call of Duty games for PC for several years, but in several key areas the game let down to the degree that will drop the game from the wish lists of many PC gamers. While the campaign is one of the best the series has to offer and the game's PC performance is good, the core of the game, the multiplayer has been split from day-1 and lacks the innovation that the series needed for a true revival on PC.

 

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06-11-2016, 15:46:22

NeverBackDown
480 beats a 980ti at 1440p? Well that was a shocking result to come by. Has COD always favored AMD like this?

Regarding vram consumption, many many games run like that. Use as much as possible even if it's not needed. It's faster to pull from memory than it is to reprocess something, think this is called hardware/shader/etc streaming or something like that.Quote

06-11-2016, 17:36:12

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
480 beats a 980ti at 1440p? Well that was a shocking result to come by. Has COD always favored AMD like this?

Regarding vram consumption, many many games run like that. Use as much as possible even if it's not needed. It's faster to pull from memory than it is to reprocess something, think this is called hardware/shader/etc streaming or something like that.
I'm wondering this as well. The last COD favoured AMD as well, but I don't know whether that's true of issues going further back.

On a different note, I like that your review isn't just a slugfest of hatred. The game clearly deserves praise for its excellent performance and options, but the terrible decision (if it was indeed a 2-way decision) to split the community really puts a downer on everything. Also, I wish the graphics and level design had a little more... guts. It just looks so safe and dull at this stage.Quote

06-11-2016, 23:47:45

Kushiro
Funny how the 1070 is all the way up top like it should be, whereas the 980ti cant even beat a mid ranged gpu...Quote

07-11-2016, 00:32:43

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
Funny how the 1070 is all the way up top like it should be, whereas the 980ti cant even beat a mid ranged gpu...
It's a telltale sign of how unoptimized either the game or the drivers are as an RX-480 should not be beating a 980 Ti at all at anything.Quote

08-11-2016, 02:16:33

Thunder-74
There is a problem with this test.... with a 980ti (@1480/7600) I have many more frames at 3440x1440 and all settings on max. about 80 fpsQuote
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