AMD Radeon VII 16GB Video Card Review

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Battlefield 1 & Battlefield V

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: Right off the bat we see the AMD Radeon VII is significant faster than the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 air cooled card and is performing between the GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 cards at 1080P. This is pretty impressive to see AMD back on the performance charts and competitive with some of the top NVIDIA models. At 4K the Radeon VII was 32% faster than Vega 64 and 3% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition card. 

We don’t have all the cards tested in Battlefield V since we’ve mostly tested that game title for ray tracing only, but the AMD Radeon VII does really well in that benchmark. It actually beats the RTX 2080 on the part of the map that we test with FRAPS with Ultra image quality settings.

Super impressive scores at 1080P and 1400P display settings.

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