Battlefield 3 – Radeon HD 7870

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!

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Our Settings for Battlefield 3

Here is our testing run through the game, for your reference.

Battlefield 3 definitely puts the new HD 7870 ahead of the HD 6970 card but when we compared it to the NVIDIA options, things change a bit.  The GTX 570 is able to run even with the 7870 at 1680 and 1920 resolutions but falls flat at 2560×1600 – the larger frame buffer on the HD 7870 is definitely a determining factor.  And yes, the GTX 580 does have the edge in performance over the new guy, it’s not by much!

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