NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 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.


Benchmark Results: The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 FE was found to be 69% faster than the GeForce GTX 980 reference card and 17% faster than a factory overclocked GeForce GTX 980 Ti! This card is a beast!


Benchmark Results: When you move up to a 2560×1440 display we found the GeForce GTX 1080 FE was found to be more than twice as fast as the GeForce GTX 980 reference card and nearly twice as fast as the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X!


Benchmark Results: When it comes to 4K Ultra HD gaming the GeForce GTX 1080 FE video card averaged just under 60 FPS on average and proved to be 46.5% faster on average than the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video card.