Battlefield 3 – CrossFire
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.
What we can gleane from this result is that even though the R9 290 and the GTX 780 are very close in single GPU results, the still-not-perfect frame pacing with the AMD CrossFire configuration is leaving room for the GTX 780s in SLI to run faster than the pair of R9 290s.
The results swap here at 4K with our CrossFire and SLI comparisons, though the AMD setup still has the highest amounts of frame time variance.