Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Video Card Review

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Battlefield 4

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Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) and published by Electronic Arts. It is a sequel to 2011’s Battlefield 3 and was released on October 29, 2013 in North America. Battlefield 4’s single-player Campaign takes place in 2020, six years after the events of its predecessor. Tensions between Russia and the United States have been running at a record high. On top of this, China is also on the brink of war, as Admiral Chang, the main antagonist, plans to overthrow China’s current government; and, if successful, the Russians will have full support from the Chinese, bringing China into a war with the United States.

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This game title uses the Frostbite 3 game engine and looks great. We tested Battlefield 4 with the Ultra graphics quality preset as most discrete desktop graphics cards can easily play with this IQ setting at 1080P and we still want to be able to push the higher-end cards down the road. We used FRAPS to benchmark with these settings on the Shanghai level. All tests were done with the DirectX 11 API.

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Benchmark Results: At the popular 1080p gaming resolution, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming was about 4.5 FPS faster on average than the GeFOrce GTX 1070 Founders edition, but at 150FPS you won’t even tell the difference. If you have an old GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 380X you’ll see huge performance gains updating from a mainstream $150-$200 graphics card from just 2-3 years ago.  The Radeon R9 270 2GB from 2013 cost $179 when it was released and averages only 45 FPS, so updating to a modern 2016 graphics card will give you huge performance improvements! 

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Benchmark Results: When scaling the resolution up to 2k (2160×1440), the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming performs like a champ with 97 FPS averages that put it right smack in the middle of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards! 

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Benchmark Results:  When it comes to 4k UHD gaming, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming can pull it off on some game titles and in BF4 we were hitting 49 FPS on average and that is playable. With a little overclocking we should be able to get close to 55 FPS on this title if we can get a decent overclock! 

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