The purpose of this article is to share the performance expectations when using NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 Ti for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0. In my opinion, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is the best middle-of-the-road graphics card for gamers. In this review, I’m going to talk provide an overview of the RTX 3070 Ti and its performance. I’ll also talk about the system requirements for COD MW2 and Warzone 2.0. Lastly, I’ll share some guidance on what I think the best in-game settings are when using the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with COD MW2 and Warzone 2.0.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti – Overview
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is considered a middle-of-the-road graphics card but is definitely in the upper echelon of that category. The RTX 30 series received an upgraded architecture from that of the 20 series. It went from the Turing architecture which first introduced to us Ray Tracing and had improvements in image rasterization that led to 30-50% improvements from its predecessor, the Pascal architecture. Ray tracing and tensor cores both received an upgrade in Ampere which leads to better performance compared to the Turing architecture. You can read more about the technical improvements on NVIDIA’s Dev Blog.
Although the performance on the 3070 Ti is great, it has been plagued by its price. During the 2021 – 2021 period, GPU prices skyrocketed due to the crypto mining boom. Since the crypto currency economy tanked, prices have been coming down a bit, but we still the the 3070 Ti pricing above MSRP ($599). Although that can be difficult to swallow it’s also not something you can very easily get away from. Your choice is either to buy now or wait.
System Requirements for COD MW2 and Warzone 2.0
We can see from the recommended system requirements that COD MW2 and Warzone 2.0 only require an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. This requirement is far behind that of the RTX 3070 Ti.
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows® 10 64 Bit (latest update) or Windows® 11 64 Bit (latest update)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6600K / Core™ i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 580 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 125 GB available space
The table below illustrates at a high level the different specs of the recommended graphics card – the GTX 1060 to the RTX 3070 Ti.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060|
|Boost Clock (GHz)||1.770||1.708|
|VRAM Size||8GB||6 GB|
As you can see from the table, the RTX 3070 Ti crushes the GTX 1060. It has six times the CUDA cores, 25% more memory, two technical generations ahead, and two memory interface generations ahead. That’s why the GTX 1060 can only play 1080P resolution on high settings and the RTX 3070 Ti can play 4K settings with good graphics settings.
Performance Overview – RTX 3070 Ti, MW2, and Warzone 2.0
You won’t be disappointed with the performance of the RTX 3070 Ti. You can play on 1080P, 1440P, and 4K resolutions with ultra to good graphic settings. The Youtube channel AM Goes On provided a benchmark in the video below. It shows the player advancing from 1080P through 4K with Ultra / Balanced settings. Even at 4K resolution, the benchmark shows above 60 FPS. I encourage you to watch, like and subscribe to their channel.
Best In-Game Settings for COD MW2 2022 & RTX 3070 Ti
You can feel free to tweak these in game settings to get better immersion in your gameplay. I would recommend playing around with it a bit until you get what you want. The list below is to help you get started.
- Display Mode – Fullscreen
- 1440P – 4K (if your display supports it)
- Dynamic Resolution – Off
- Aspect Ratio – Automatic
- V-Sync (Gameplay) – Off
- V-Sync (Menus) – Off
- Custom Framerate Limit – Unlimited
- Focused Mode – Off
- NVIDIA DLSS – Performance / On (NVIDIA RTX cards only)
- NVIDIA Image Upscaling – On (NVIDIA RTX cards only)
- Anti-aliasing – FILMIC SMAA T2X
- Nearby Level of Detail – High
Details and Textures
- Texture Resolution – High
- Texture Filter Anisotropic – High
- Particle Quality – High
- Bullet Impacts and Sprays – On
- Shader Quality – High
- Tessellation – Off
- On-demand Texture Screening – On
Shadow and Lighting
- Shadow Map Resolution – Extra
- Spot Shadow Quality – On
- Cache Spot Shadows – On
- Cache Sun Shadows – On
- Particle Lighting – Ultra
- Ambient Occlusion – Both
- SSR – High
Post Processing Effects
- NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency – On
- Depth of field – On
- World Motion Blur – Off
- Weapon Motion Blur – Off
- Film Grain – 0.00