XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy Video Card Review

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Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 (also known as BF1) is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield Series developed by DICE and published by EA. The game is set during World War I. It was released world wide on October 21, 2016. The singleplayer campaign of Battlefield 1 takes place across six different “War Stories” which revolve around different people in different aspects of the Great War in campaigns such as the Italian Alps and the deserts of Arabia. We benchmark in Through Mud and Blood, which is the second mission in singleplayer campaign. Taking place late in the war, the player assumes the role of Danny Edwards, a British recruit joining the crew of a Mark V Landship named Black Bess as their new tank driver. New to the war and inexperienced in driving the unreliable vehicle, Edwards is given a trial by fire with his first mission: punch through the German line at Cambrai with a broken tank and a crew that has no trust in him.

BF1 Through Mud and Blood

Battlefield 1 features the Frostbite 3 game engine and has very good graphics with tons of destructibles. Maps also now feature dynamic weather systems, affecting combat in various ways; for example, The St. Quentin Scar can either start as a clear, sunny day, a dark, foggy day, or in the middle of a rainstorm, and switch between them during the round.

bf1 settings

bf1 settings

We tested BF1 with the ‘Ultra’ graphics quality preset in DX12 with the GPU Memory Restriction turned off. We also disabled VSync. FRAPS was used to manually record the frame rate in a repeatable section of the campaign.

Benchmark Results: The XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy is about 15% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC Gaming at 1080P and about 12% slower than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 FE. The AMD Radeon RX 590 looks fills the gap nicely between these two NVIDIA models, but can’t come close to competing with the new GeForce RTX 2070. 

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