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 1080p resolution, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 FE was found to be 59% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming card and only 3% slower than a factory overclocked GeForce GTX 980 Ti! This card is looking to be pretty awesome!
Benchmark Results: When you move up to a 2560×1440 display we found the GeForce GTX 1070 FE was found to be 61% faster than the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming card and 28% faster than the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X! In BF4, the GTX 1070 appears to scale pretty well with higher resolutions.
Benchmark Results: When it comes to 4K Ultra HD gaming, the GeForce GTX 1070 FE video card averaged just under 50 FPS and proved to be 21.6% faster than the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video card. We’re also still seeing a 60% increase over the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming card!