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.
Benchmark Results: The ASUS Maximus VI Hero was a hair behind the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H at 1280×1024 with an average frame rate of 42.73 frames per second vs. 43.882 frames per second from the GIGABYTE system. Increasing the resolution to 1920×1080 the ASUS Maximus VI Hero was able to average 29.337 frames per second. This is a great improvement over the Intel Z77 system which was able to average only 21.863. An improvement of 34.2% over the previous generation!
Battlefield 3- ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II
Benchmark Results: All three of our systems were running neck and neck, ultimately the MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming came out on top, though it’s nearly to close to call as all three of them are within about 1%. The ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero was able to put up some solid numbers with an average of 107.7 frames per second at 1280×1024 and 77.111 frames per second at 1920×1080.