Call of Duty: Warzone PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

PC System Requirements, RTX and Graphical Options

Call of Duty: Warzone PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

PC System Requirements

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and by extension Call of Duty: Warzone, is a DirectX 12 only game on PC, a first for the Call of Duty series. This is, in part, due to the game's use of DXR raytracing, which is only possible under DirectX 12, and due to the fact that releasing a game under a single API simplifies the game's development. 

Looking at the game's minimum requirements, we can see that 2019's Modern Warfare is designed to run on modest PC hardware, with AMD's HD 7950 being a graphics card from 2012. Based on this, we know that Modern Warfare requires a minimum of 3GB of VRAM on PC and at least 8GB of system memory. We can also see that the game can run on dual-core, quad-threaded PCs. 

Right now, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare doesn't require 175GB of storage. That said, the game already uses over 100GB of space, and future patches will only make the game's storage needs larger with time. 
 

Minimum Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
Memory: 8GB RAM
Storage: 175 GB available hard drive space
Internet: Broadband Internet connection

Recommended Requirements

Operating System:Windows 10 64-bit latest update
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD Radeon RX 580 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system Memory: 12 GB RAM
Storage: 175 GB available hard drive space
Internet: Broadband Internet connection

 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

PC Settings
 
Call of Duty: Warzone lacks dedicated graphics presets. As such, we decided to make some of our own for some performance scaling tests. These are shown on page 4 of this review. 

Resolution Scaling is one of Modern Warfare's primary graphics options. This will allow gamers to scale back Modern Warfare's internal resolution to a sub native value to help increase the game's performance. Sadly, there is no variable resolution scaling options within Modern Warfare's PC version. Variable Resolution Scaling would be great for those who can't quite maintain 60+FPS framerates at all times in Warzone. Such an option could ensure that PC players can maintain high framerates at the cost of temporary dips in resolution. 

Modern Warfare's DXR Raytraced Shadows option isn't usable within Warzone. The option is only available to compatible Nvidia graphics cards at this time, and if enabled, the option does nothing within Call of Duty's Warzone mode. 

 LowNormalHighMax (No DXR)
Render Resolution %100%100%100%100%
Texture ResolutionLowNormalHighHigh
Texture Filter QualityLowNormalHighHigh
Particle QualityLowLowHighHigh
Buller ImpactsOffOnOnOn
TessellationOffNearNearAll
Shadow Map ResolutionLowNormalHighExtra
Cache Spot ShadowsEnabledEnabledEnabledEnabled
Cache Sun ShadowsEnabledEnabledEnabledEnabled
Particle LightingLowNormalHighUltra
Ambient OcclusionOffGTAOBothBoth
DXR Raytraced ShadowsOffOffOffOff
Screen Space ReflectionOffNormalHighHigh
Anti-AliasingOffFilmic SMAA TX2
Depth of FieldOffOffOffOn
Filmic Strength-1.001.001.00
World Motion BlurDisabledDisabledDisabledOn
Weapon Motion BlurDisabledDisabledDisabledOn
Film Grain0.250.250.250.25

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17-03-2020, 15:31:17

tgrech
The links under the Contents header go to the MW article btwQuote

17-03-2020, 15:47:49

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The links under the Contents header go to the MW article btw
Will fix now.Quote
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