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: At the popular 1080p gaming resolution, the GeForce GTX 1060 Founders edition nailed it with an average FPS of 107.6! The factory overclocked EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC came in at 110.6 FPS, which smoked AMD’s Radeon RX 480 graphics cards score of 83.4 FPS.
Benchmark Results: When scaling the resolution up to 2k (2160×1440), the GeForc eGTX 1060 averaged 68.2 FPS with the minimum frame rate being just 58 FPS in our test section. The AMD Radeon RX 480 dipped down to 42 FPS and averaged 54 FPS, so there is a huge difference in performance here and not so much in price.
Benchmark Results: When it comes to 4k UHD gaming, the Radeon RX 480 only could average 27 FPS, but the GeForce GTX 1060 could only do slight better with 34 FPS on average. These aren’t 4K gaming cards, so keep that in mind!