Battlefield 3 (DirectX 11)
Battlefield 3™ leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, DICE’s new cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and character animation utilizing ANT technology as seen in the latest EA SPORTS™ games.
Frostbite 2 now enables deferred shading, dynamic global illumination and new streaming architecture. Sounds like tech talk? Play the game and experience the difference!
Our Settings for Battlefield 3
Here is our testing run through the game, for your reference.
The new Tahiti GPU from AMD is able to beat out the GTX 580 here by 13% at 1920×1080 but by as much as 20% at 2560×1600 all while maintaining noticeably higher minimum frame rates. The lead the HD 7970 holds over the HD 6970 is pretty dramatic even at 1080p – 42% – and that only gets bigger the higher the resolution. The GTX 560 Ti 2Win actually performs quite well, beating out the GTX 580 at 1080p but with a much lower minimum frame rate. And, as expected, the 1GB frame buffer really starts to hurt the 2Win at 2560×1600.