EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming Video Card Review


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.

BF4 1080p

Benchmark Results: The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming video card pulled ahead of the air cooled Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Omega edition video card thanks to having a slightly higher base/boost clock speed. None of the cards tested here were below 60 FPS in our test scene at the minimums and all should handle most game titles at 1920 x 1080 screen resolutions without any issues at all.

BF4 1440

Benchmark Results: If you game on a 2560x1440P display we found the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming coming in at 59 FPS and was basically performing just faster than the XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB and statistically the same as the Zotac GeForce GTX 970 that we tested it against.

BF4 4K Ultra HD

Benchmark Results: When it comes to 4K Ultra HD gaming the XFX Radeon R9 390 BE OC was 3 FPS faster on average than the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming.