Heavy – 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!
Actual settings for our testing today are 1680×1050, Low Preset
Here is our testing run through the game, for your reference.
BF3, even at the Low preset, is definitely a stretch for these mobility platforms but it is worth looking at the results to judge the performance of these integrated solutions. The Richland desktop APU was able to average 27 FPS in our run through while all the rest of the system ran under the 20 FPS mark. All of the frame times are consistent in our testing with a heavy load placed on the GPU though all the notebooks crossed the 4 ms mark at the 90th percentile.
Though the numbers are low, the Trinity APU has the best performance, hitting 17 FPS and staying just ahead of the Core i7-4702MQ + HD 4600 and Core i5-4250U + HD 5000 combinations.