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How Much Better is a PC? High End PC vs Console Performance in Call of Duty: Warzone

By 08/21/2020November 24th, 2020No Comments

Call of Duty: Warzone has emerged as one of the largest Battle Royale style games this year. It is an immersive COD style experience, with great gunplay and a huge map stitched together from past maps. You enter the game by jumping out the back of a plane, with your squad of up to four or solo, and fight to be the last team or soldier standing. Below we highlight the differences in COD: Warzone’s performance on the current consoles and the new RTX 3090 graphics cards! To add to that we have screen recorded video in full 4K 120+ FPS from our test rig below, as well as a video from the four consoles so you can see the difference yourself!

 

PC Build

Here is the design of our test PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

GPU: MSI RTX 3090 VENTUS 3X 24G OC

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB 2133mHz

Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon WiFi

Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 RX 850 W

Memory Storage: 1TB SSD

Display: 34″ Samsung 4K Monitor

Here is a full game of COD: Warzone recorded on our own test PC!!! Check out the 4K video with full telemetry statistics here:
PC - Test Results

Target Resolution: 3840x2160p

 

Resolution under load: 3840x2160p

 

 

FPS: 100-150

 

Average FPS: 110

 

Notes:  By far the best performance, as expected. You can maintain a FPS well above 60 constantly, while utilizing ray tracing in full 4K!

PS4

Target Resolution: 1920x1080p

 

Resolution under load: 1920×1080 (X axis lowers resolution to 960x1080p underload)

 

FPS: 45-60

 

Average FPS: 50

 

Notes:  Uses VSync for better image quality than Xbox One. Maintains 60 FPS target better in late game situations with less to render. Ranks as the 3rd best console.

PS4 Pro

Target Resolution: 2760x1528p

 

Resolution under load:  2760x1528p (X axis lowers resolution to 1920x2160p underload)

 

FPS: 57-60

 

Average FPS: 60~

 

Notes:  Uses VSync for better image quality, which gives you the smoothest console frame rate in Warzone. Barely drops below 60 FPS ever and comes in as the 2nd best console.

Xbox One

Target Resolution: 1600x900p

 

Resolution under load: Not specified

 

 

FPS: 35-60

 

Average FPS: 44

 

Notes: No VSync lowering resolution since its already so low. Works best only in late game with less to render. Struggles to maintain 60FPS target only in the small Gulag area. Ranks as the 4th best console.

Xbox One X

Target Resolution: 3840x2160p

 

Resolution under load: 3840x2160p (X axis lowers resolution to 1920x2160p underload)

 

FPS: 56-60

 

Average FPS: 60

 

Notes: Clearest image out of all consoles, only slightly more frequent frame drops than PS4 Pro. But makes up for the slight drop in frames by having the highest resolution of the four. Ranks as the best console.

Console Video from Digital Foundry:

(Not our video: link to DF – https://www.digitalfoundry.net/ )

 

Hopefully you enjoyed our article here on Call of Duty: Warzone and found it helpful. We have highlighted the differences in performance you will see between all the mainstream consoles and an awesome PC build. Clearly the PC blows all consoles out of the water, both in resolution, FPS, and with the capability to actually utilize ray tracing. Yes, the price is steeper, but as you can see the results are miles better. We hope you choose PC going forward, or at least understand its pros and cons better. Thanks for reading, and happy gaming! Be it on console or PC we all play to have fun!

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