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 beem 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.
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 each card with these settings on the Shanghai level.
Battlefield 4 with Ultra settings is pretty tough on these high-end cards with a 4K display, but we were able to get pretty impressive performance from both cards. The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked averaged 31.7 FPS and the Sapphire Radeon R9 290X averaged 27.9 FPS. The Geforce GTX 780 Ti average frame rate was 11.8% higher than the Radeon R9 290X.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked card was ahead of the Sapphire Radeon R9 290X video card for the entire run as you can see when looking at the frames shown over time.