Paradigm SHIFT: MainGear's Unique Gaming Rig Tested
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Bad Company 2 is a wildly popular first person shooter that is the latest game in the Battlefield series. Gameplay is best summarized by the game's original working title: If At First It Won't Explode, Find A Bigger Gun. The vast majority of the buildings, doors, and vehicles in BBC2 can (and emphatically will) blow apart, fall down, or disintegrate, often with no warning beyond the split-second shriek of incoming munitions fire.
This has a delightful impact on tactics and prevents players from hiding inside impervious rickety shacks to avoid 500lb bombs falling from the sky. Bad Company 2 technically supports DX11 but it's actually more of a DX10 title that uses DX11 to "soften all the dynamic shadows as well as to improve performance in general with a few smaller DX11 optimizations that we [EA] are using." We tested the game at 1900x1200 with 8xMSAA selected in-game and 16x AF.
Origin Genesis: 1 or 2 x Radeon HD 5970, Maingear Shift: 2 x GeForce GTX 480