XFX Radeon R9 390 Black Edition OC 8GB Video Card Review

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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: If you game on a 2560x1440P display and play BF4 the XFX Radeon R9 390 Black Edition OC 8GB video card was performing just above an overclocked retail GeForce GTX 970 video card and below the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 reference card.


Benchmark Results:  When it comes to 4K Ultra HD gaming the XFX Radeon R9 390 BE OC was just 1 FPS behind the GeForce GTX 980 on the average FPS, but was 3 FPS behind on the minimum.

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