Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Electronics Arts. Released at the end of October 2013, it is the first game to use the latest Frostbite 3 engine featuring improved destruction of buildings and the environment very realistically and greatly improved animations. Battlefield 4 was supposed to support AMD’s Mantle, however that has been delayed.
Running at 1920×1080 in fullscreen mode, the graphics quality was set to High to utilize the preset configuration. Like previous Battlefield games, there is no pre-configured benchmark for Battlefield 4. In order to have it be as similar as possible, the first mission, Baku. FRAPS will be started just after exiting the sewer tunnel and the same path will be run for each test.
The Sapphire R7 260X was recently tested with AMD’s Mantle technology in Battlefield 4.
Benchmark Results: The Sapphire R7 260X performed rather well against the other cards. It outperformed the 560Ti, which is a couple generations old. With 17FPS difference between the 260X and the R7950 that isn’t a huge difference when you look at what the Sapphire R7 260X is geared towards, the casual gamer. When a game is capable of Mantle, it should provide a boost to performance, Battlefield 4 received an additional 8FPS once Mantle was enabled.