The PC Open Beta phase for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is currently underway, and below you can find some 4K/Ultra screenshots from it. These screenshots will give you an idea of what you can expect from the game’s Multiplayer modes.
In order to capture the following screenshots, we used an Intel i9 9900K with 16GB of DDR4 at 3600Mhz. Naturally, we’ve paired this machine with an NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti. We also used Windows 10 64-bit and the latest version of the GeForce drivers. We’ve also included MSI Afterburner in our screenshots in order to give you an idea of the in-game performance.
As we can see, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080Ti was unable to offer a constant 60fps experience at 4K/Ultra settings. During some maps, we noticed various drops to the mid-50s. Thus, and in order to maintain a constant 70fps experience, we suggest owners of these GPUs to use a custom 4K (3328×1872) resolution. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a fast-paced action FPS, and you’ll really need more than 60fps in order to fully enjoy it.
It’s also worth noting that the multiplayer mode of this new COD game does not require more than 9GB of VRAM. MSI Afterburner has implemented a setting that shows the exact amount of video memory an application uses. Therefore, and as you can see in the following screenshots, the game was using 9GB of VRAM during our playtest.
Graphics-wise, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War looks great. The game’s Global Illumination effects are absolutely incredible, and Treyarch has used a lot of high-resolution textures. Unfortunately, this Open Beta does not support DLSS or any Ray Tracing effects. Thus, it will be interesting to see how the game will run with these NVIDIA techniques when it comes out.
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