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.
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.
Benchmark Results: If you game on a 2560x1440P display and play BF4 the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards will get you close to 100 FPS averages with minimums that don’t even come close to dipping below 60 FPS. The Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition lead the pack of GT 980 Ti’s since it had the highest clock speeds.
Benchmark Results: When it comes to 4K Ultra HD gaming we found the GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards were averaging 50 FPS or close to it. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X was a good 10 FPS slower with regards to minimum and average frame rates.