Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 (DirectX 11)

Battlefield 4 features an intense and character-driven single player campaign, fused with the strongest elements of multiplayer. Pilot vehicles, take advantage of the dynamic destructible environments and don't let your squad down.

Watch the new single player trailer above for a glimpse of the drama and perils Tombstone Squad has to face, trying to find its way back home.

Throw yourself into the all-out war of Battlefield 4's multiplayer. With support for 64 players and 7 unique game modes available on 10 vast maps, nothing compares to the scale and scope of Battlefield 4.

AMD Fury X vs. NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti: 2- and 3-Way Multi-GPU Performance - Graphics Cards 30

AMD Fury X vs. NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti: 2- and 3-Way Multi-GPU Performance - Graphics Cards 31

2 GPU Testing

Battlefield 4 is a definitely a game shows good scaling with both AMD and NVIDIA hardware. Interestingly, the AMD Fury X in CrossFire scales better than the GTX 980 Ti here, turning a slight performance loss with a single GPU into a tie with 2-GPUs!

At 4K this continues, though the increased scaling capability of the AMD Fury X (85% vs  78%) over the GTX 980 Ti doesn't quite make up for the full performance delta. At both resolutions, frame time variance is very low as well.

3 GPU Testing

Well, damnit, 3-Way SLI and CrossFire are still kind of cruddy in Battlefield 4. The AMD Fury X does have slightly better frame time variance than the GTX 980 Ti cards in SLI but neither is ideal.

Ouch – NVIDIA's GTX 980 Ti with 3-Way SLI shows a HUGE amount of frame time variance in BF4, reaching as high as 8ms at the 90th percentile! AMD's Fury X cards in 3-Way CrossFire do quite a bit better, resulting in a 44% jump from 2 GPUs to 3 GPUs and no more frame variance issues than 2-Way CrossFire.

BF4 – 2560×1440
  Single GPU (FPS) 2-Way (FPS) Scaling 3-Way (FPS) Scaling
AMD Fury X 61 115 +88% 140 +21%
GTX 980 Ti 70 116 +66% 138 +18%
BF4 – 3840×2160
  Single GPU (FPS) 2-Way (FPS) Scaling 3-Way (FPS) Scaling
AMD Fury X 34 63 +85% 91 +44%
GTX 980 Ti 38 68 +79% 81 +19%

Today's table is a little different than recent ones as we are not comparing directly between the AMD Fury X and GTX 980 Ti, and instead we are comparing single GPU to 2-GPUs and to 3-GPUs. The resolutions are separated to make things a big easier to digest and the "scaling" columns show you how much performance improvement you see going from 1-to-2 GPUs and then from 2-to-3 GPUs.

Clearly for both the AMD Fury X and the NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti, scaling in Battlefield 4 is a much more reasonable proposition than it was in GTA V. Both 2-Way SLI and CrossFire see good gains that can justify the added cost of a second card. Going to a third card is a bit more tricky and only those with 4K panels need apply. And even in that case, only the AMD Fury X showed solid scaling with 3 GPUs in my testing.

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