Battlefield 4 Performance Analysis

November 27, 2013 | 10:02

Tags: #1080p #4k #amd-eyefinity #battlefield-4 #bf4 #nvidia-surround

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Battlefield 4 Performance - WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600)

Although it's still a rare resolution in practice, 2,560 x 1,600 functions well as a GPU stress testing resolution as it offers almost double the pixel count of a 1080p monitor. It also gives you an idea of the performance you can expect should you want to make the jump up from a 1080p panel to a larger, higher resolution one that uses 2,560 x 1,440, for example.

Battlefield 4

2,560 x 1,600, DirectX 11, ultra detail preset

  • AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 4GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB (Uber Mode)
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB (Quiet Mode)
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan 6GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB (with Boost)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7790 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB
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The impact of stepping up to this resolution is immediately noticeable, as cards that were previously averaging close 60fps are now closer to 30fps. In fact, the only card here that can hit 60fps now is the HD 7990, which again scales excellently at 96 percent faster than the R9 280X. Given that it's currently just £400, it looks like a fairly good value high end card here considering how many more expensive cards it beats.

The GTX 690, on the other hand, has about 80 percent scaling over the GTX 680, and is easily surpassed by AMD's dual-GPU effort. If you want to play BF4 at this resolution with all the eye candy, a multi-GPU arrangement is clearly a must in order to achieve 60fps. As before, the ultra preset also sees Nvidia cards suffering a bit on the minimum framerates, especially at the top end, where both R9 290-series cards lead the way by this metric.

Battlefield 4

2,560 x 1,600, DirectX 11, high detail preset

  • AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 4GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB (Uber Mode)
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB (Quiet Mode)
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan 6GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB (with Boost)
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7790 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB
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Once again changing from ultra to high brings about large performance gains, but the GTX 780 Ti and GTX Titan fall further behind and are seemingly not well suited to this preset – even the GTX Titan's average framerate only matches that of the R9 290. Further down, the R9 270X again does nicely, although its lower clock counterpart, the £140 R9 270, leaps up the charts to take on the GTX 760, a £200 card, although Nvidia again has the higher average framerate here.

Battlefield 4

2,560 x 1,600, DirectX 11, medium detail preset

  • AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB (Uber Mode)
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB (Quiet Mode)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan 6GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB (with Boost)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7790 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB
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With the medium preset, the GTX 780 Ti and GTX Titan no longer look quite so bad, although they still struggle to assert themselves that well over the competition. This setting also allows the mid-range cards to begin hitting the 60fps sweet spot, which isn't bad considering how high the resolution is and that medium is a half decent visual experience. Performance is also very consistent as you move down the rankings, with most cards positioned roughly where you'd expect and less scattered average and minimum framerates.

Battlefield 4

2,560 x 1,600, DirectX 11, low detail preset

  • AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB (Quiet Mode)
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB (Uber Mode)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan 6GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB (with Boost)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7790 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB
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You're unlikely to pair this resolution with this level of detail, but even so everything is now able to run it smoothly, except for the HD 7770 which simply can't handle this game with so many pixels.
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