MSI GeForce GTX 760 Gaming OC 2GB Video Card Review in SLI and 2D Surround
Battlefield 3 (BF3) is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released in North America on October 25, 2011 and in Europe on October 28, 2011. It does not support versions of Windows prior to Windows Vista as the game only supports DirectX 10 and 11. It is a direct sequel to 2005’s Battlefield 2, and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise. The game sold 5 million copies in its first week of release and the PC download is exclusive to EA’s Origin platform, through which PC users also authenticate when connecting to the game.
Battlefield 3 debuts the new Frostbite 2 engine. This updated Frostbite engine can realistically portray the destruction of buildings and scenery to a greater extent than previous versions. Unlike previous iterations, the new version can also support dense urban areas. Battlefield 3 uses a new type of character animation technology called ANT. ANT technology is used in EA Sports games, such as FIFA, but for Battlefield 3 is adapted to create a more realistic soldier, with the ability to transition into cover and turn the head before the body.
Benchmark Results: The MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Gaming Edition OC video card was able to play BF3 with Ultra settings and averaged 27FPS at 5760×1080 and 43FPS at 2560×1600. This is just shy of the GeForce GTX 680 and should be right around a GeForce GTX 670. When we added another card and ran two card in SLI we saw performance jump up greatly and BF3 was playable on Ultra settings at 5760×1600.