AMD Radeon R9 Nano Versus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980


Battlefield 4


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 and AMD Radeon R9 Nano are virtually the same when it comes to performance. There was just a 2 FPS difference on the average FPS and both to the cards dropped below 60 FPS on the low side.


Benchmark Results: When it comes to 4K Ultra HD gaming the AMD Radeon R9 Nano had slightly better performance on the average and maximum frame rates, but was tied with the GeForce GTX 980 on the minimum frame rate.