Battlefield 3

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.

Initial results show us that the GTX 780 is performing very well, better than the GTX 680 and the HD 7970 and surprisingly close to the GTX Titan.

Frame times on the single GPU results are very consistent. 

You can more easily see the average performance advantages of the GTX 780 over the GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 in this graph; the average frame rate is around 105 FPS on the GTX 780 and about 90 FPS on the HD 7970.

Frame time variance is low across the board – never breaching 1.5 ms.


As we increase the resolution the cards creep a bit closer and the GTX 780 sits more closely in the middle of the HD 7970 and the GTX Titan.

Frame times remain consistent with the single GPU results.

The average frame rate across the test run with the GTX 780 is around 65 FPS for BF3 at 2560×1600; the HD 7970 comes in behind it with a score of 57 FPS or so; the GTX Titan is around 75 FPS with a strong advantage. 

There is hardly any frame time variance to be found here either.


As we creep into the world of triple display resolutions like 5760×1080, the separation between the cards is more important than before.  Clearly the order goes Titan, GTX 780, HD 7970, GTX 680 though only the Titan is able maintain a frame rate over 40 FPS the majority of the test run.

Frame times do start to see a bit of fluctuation but still nothing dramatic with the exception of the spikes of the blue line representing the 2GB GTX 680.

All four cards are neatly spaced in terms of their 50th percentile frame rates – close the average results with the GTX 780 planted firmly between the GTX Titan and the Radeon HD 7970.

Frame time variance is still excpetionally low here at 5760×1080 with only the GTX 680 surpassing the 4 ms mark in our measurement.

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