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Modern Warfare 3 PC: Much better image quality without console upscaling

If you are looking for the best image quality in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 check our short tuning guide. The video options offers a slider called image quality. Do not use the Extra choice instead of Nativ because Modern Warfare 3 scales up the rendered image - a very blurry setting.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Better image quality without console upscaling
 
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Better image quality without console upscaling [Source: view picture gallery]
Since the last last seven years, Infinity Ward pushed out several parts of the well known Call of Duty series based on Infinity Ward's inhouse graphics engine. Most of them are using nearly the same video options, all of the time the highest setting was called "Extra" - but not in the case of Modern Warfare 3. So check the advanced video settings and enable "Native" for the best "Image Quality". If you are choosing the "Extra" option, Modern Warfare 3 scales up a low resolution (maybe 1024x600 pixels, because that is the rendering resolution used in Modern Warfare 3 for consoles) instead that the game uses the given resolution in the video options like 1920x1080 pixels - typical for console gaming.

In fact our benchmarks implicates that Modern Warfare 3 only renders a low resolution between 800x600 and 1024x768 if you are playing with "Extra" image quality. As you can see in our click comparisons the "Extra" option shows a very blurry and grainy image without any sharpness and Modern Warfare 3 is far away from a modern crispy quality. So please enable the native image quality for the best image quality and Captain Price looks as best as he can.


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Author: Marc Sauter (Nov 09, 2011)






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uzzal901 Re: Modern Warfare 3 PC: Much better image quality without console upscaling
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12.04.2012 08:02
I would like to thank you for the efforts that you have made in writing this article. This is exactly what I need, Thanks a lot. Keep blogging.

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