Legit Video Card Reviews
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2-Way SLI Video Card Review
|Product:||EVGA GeForce GTX 680|
|Date:||Thu, Apr 05, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Battlefield 3 (BF3) is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released in North America on October 25, 2011 and in Europe on October 28, 2011. It does not support versions of Windows prior to Windows Vista as the game only supports DirectX 10 and 11. It is a direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise. The game sold 5 million copies in its first week of release and the PC download is exclusive to EA's Origin platform, through which PC users also authenticate when connecting to the game.
Battlefield 3 debuts the new Frostbite 2 engine. This updated Frostbite engine can realistically portray the destruction of buildings and scenery to a greater extent than previous versions. Unlike previous iterations, the new version can also support dense urban areas. Battlefield 3 uses a new type of character animation technology called ANT. ANT technology is used in EA Sports games, such as FIFA, but for Battlefield 3 is adapted to create a more realistic soldier, with the ability to transition into cover and turn the head before the body.
This game looks great and we tested with the highest settings possible. This means we used 'ultra' settings and really punished the cards being tested. We ran FRAPS for two minutes on the single player map called 'Rock and a Hard Place' for benchmarking.
Benchmark Results: The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 SLI setup performed as expected and at 1920x1080 we saw a very nice 84% performance improvement and on a 30-inch monitor at 2560x1600 we saw a 88.5% increase in the frame rate! Battlefield 3 performance was excellent on SLI and ran great with ultra image quality settings on our massive 30-inch display.
Next Page - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Page 1 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 in 2-Way SLI
Page 2 - Test Setup
Page 3 - Batman: Arkham City
Page 4 - Battlefield 3
Page 5 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Page 6 - DiRT 3
Page 7 - H.A.W.X. 2
Page 8 - Just Cause 2
Page 9 - Metro 2033
Page 10 - 3DMark 11
Page 11 - Unigine Heaven 3.0
Page 12 - Power Consumption
Page 13 - Temperature & Noise Testing
Page 14 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions