First off I don't know if this is the right section to post this, so mods please move if necessary.
OK, I was stunned at how bad MW3 graphics were for PC, I was thinking to myself this can't look this bad, reminiscing about how good I thought MW2 graphics were back in the day when I was on console.
So I searched the net to see if I can at least make the image quality better, I stumbled across Gamefront.
Below is a quote from GF of how to improve the image quality.
There is one crucial tweak unique to MW3: Image Quality. Generally, “Extra” is the highest setting for all the Call of Duty graphics sliders. If you’ve got a powerful machine, and you want to get the game looking its best, turn everything to Extra. Except Image quality! For some reason, with this setting on Extra, the MW3 PC version decides to go all console. It causes the game to output at a craptastic resolution –1024×600 — then scales the frames up to fit the resolution your monitor is running at. Console games do this to keep the framerate stable, but there’s no reason to do it a PC! Instead, set your Image Quality to “Native,”
So with their tips and a little tweaking I started to experiment.
After an hour or so of tweaking, based on performance and picture quality for recording and non recording.
I decided to take some screenshots for you to see the difference.
The settings I chose were optimal settings, extra settings(supposedly highest settings) and then my settings.
Take a look for yourself and see the difference.
My settings are based on overall best picture quality and game performance for my PC.
My Gaming Rig.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
Monitor: Samsung syncmaster p2370
Sound Card: Speakers (Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS (WDM)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330)
Extra settings (supposedly highest settings)
Link to GameFront article http://www.gamefront.com/how-to-impr...image-quality/
To add you can go as far as turning off bullet impacts, soften smoke edges and specular map for even better performance.
If your recording and depending on your PC then it might be a good idea to turn off those settings for better gameplay performance but if your recording from the theater then it wont make a difference if you leave them on.
During gameplay you immediately see the difference so the screenshots might not do justice to my settings.
For those who don't know what "screen space ambient occlusion" is well check out the wiki for it.
I hope this was helpful.