Battlefield 1 (also known as BF1) is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield Series developed by DICE and published by EA. The game is set during World War I. It was released world wide on October 21, 2016. The singleplayer campaign of Battlefield 1 takes place across six different “War Stories” which revolve around different people in different aspects of the Great War in campaigns such as the Italian Alps and the deserts of Arabia. We benchmark in Through Mud and Blood, which is the second mission in singleplayer campaign. Taking place late in the war, the player assumes the role of Danny Edwards, a British recruit joining the crew of a Mark V Landship named Black Bess as their new tank driver. New to the war and inexperienced in driving the unreliable vehicle, Edwards is given a trial by fire with his first mission: punch through the German line at Cambrai with a broken tank and a crew that has no trust in him.
Battlefield 1 features the Frostbite 3 game engine and has very good graphics with tons of destructibles. Maps also now feature dynamic weather systems, affecting combat in various ways; for example, The St. Quentin Scar can either start as a clear, sunny day, a dark, foggy day, or in the middle of a rainstorm, and switch between them during the round.
We tested BF1 with the ‘Ultra’ graphics quality preset in DX12 with the GPU Memory Restriction turned off. We also disabled VSync. FRAPS was used to manually record the frame rate in a repeatable section of the campaign.
Benchmark Results: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 FE with 6GB of GDDR6 memory is off to a good start as it performs between the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 from last generation. This makes sense though as the RTX 2060 is priced at $349 and you can find GeForce GTX 1080 cards for around $400 now. Not to mention they don’t have the ray tracing features that are available on the RTX 2060 as a value adder. The difference between a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and GeForce RTX 2060 FE is pretty big as we were seeing almost a 55% performance boost on the RTX 2060 in BF1 at 1440P.