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 Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 GC 3GB and the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooling share the same GPU and clock speeds on the GPU and GDDR5 memory, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the cards perform basically the same. It should be noted that the Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 GC was tested with GeForce 320.49 dirvers and the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC and other cards were tested with GeForce 320.18 drivers. In the game titles where performance drastically changed we went back and updated the numbers where needed and performed spot checks to make sure everything is okay. With 12 different GeForce video cards in the chart it would take nearly 100 hours to re-benchmark all of them since we average the scores of three runs!