Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 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 unless noted in the chart.

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Battlefield 4 is more CPU intensive than any other game that we benchmark with as 25% of the CPU is used up during gameplay. You can see that six threads are being used and that the processor is running in Turbo mode at 3.96GHz more times than not.

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Benchmark Results: In Battlefield 4 with Ultra settings at Full HD 1080P resolutions we found just a 0.2 FPS difference on average between the ASUS STRIX and Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 960 cards!

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  • Muhammed Gedik

    Where are the test results gtx960 mini…? names on the list but not in the results…!

    • yep! …about to get a 960, still cant decide between gigabyte and galax exoc white!

      goVEGAN

  • Terry Perry

    I have the 970 can’t see why not with 6 months no interest at N.E. that is the one to get for the Future and only uses 500 watts to run. o 2 960 at 400 $ will destroy the 980. And my 280X or 290X both need 750 W p.s.

  • mike921

    The price delta between the 3 is only $5? Seems strange. I own the 960OC, works well for a non-gaming, 3 monitor (one 4K) rig.

  • Dorian Kunch

    Thank you for the great review Nate. I only with CPU’s could keep up with GPU technology. Although you turn off Physx for obvious (apples/apples) reasons, seeing the Physx enabled FPS might be nice info us nVidia dudes y dames.