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Battlefield 4 Beta Gameplay and Performance Preview - Performance at 2560x1440 and 7860x1440 with NVIDIA Surround Vision


By: | Editorials in Gaming | Posted: Oct 2, 2013 3:08 pm

Performance at 2560x1440 and 7860x1440 with NVIDIA Surround Vision

 

This is something I didn't expect, great performance from the Beta of Battlefield 4. I expected to have issues, especially with a triple-monitor setup, considering that AMD has snuggled up to EA and DICE with Battlefield 4 and its R9 series of video cards.

 

So, just how did the Battlefield 4 Beta perform? Let's take a look at the 2560x1440 results first, shall we? The way we tested it was running the Siege of Shanghai in a 64-player server, recording for 90 seconds under FRAPS three times, finding an average from those three runs.

 

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Starting with 1920x1080, we have some great results with the Medium Preset with a minimum of 82 FPS and a damn nice result of 106 FPS average. This is great, as you could run a 120Hz monitor and slightly tweak the Medium Preset to achieve 100 FPS minimum and 120 FPS average.

 

Giving the GPUs some more work with the Ultra Preset didn't see the frame rate change all that much, dropping to 64 FPS minimum and 88 FPS average. 1920x1080 at Ultra on the BF4 Beta with 88 frames per second average is a great result.

 

Moving onto 2560x1440 with the Medium Preset, we have a minimum of 66 FPS and an average of 97 FPS. This is a very good result on some Beta drivers on a Beta code of Battlefield 4. We are running a pretty high-end rig with two GeForce GTX 780s in SLI, but 2560x1440 is more taxing than 1920x1080.

 

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Shifting into the Ultra preset and keeping with our 2560x1440 resolution, we find it dropping to 55 FPS minimum, and 82 FPS average. This is great, as it's the highest setting in BF4, with 4xMSAA enabled. I was actually quite surprised at this, and I expect another 20% more performance with the final BF4 code and improved drivers from NVIDIA.

 

Now, this is where the fun begins: 7860x1440. NVIDIA's Surround Vision worked first shot under the Battlefield 4 Beta, without an issue. I did have the previous drivers installed, but shifted into the newer Beta drivers for this preview.

 

Running the Battlefield 4 Beta at 7860x1440 on the Medium Preset, we find ourselves enjoying a minimum of 38 FPS and an average of 48 FPS. Not too bad, but you definitely feel that frame rate dropping under 60 FPS, which isn't good for a shooter like this.

 

The results were much worse when the Ultra Preset was enabled, with an atrocious minimum frame rate of just 12 FPS, and an average of just 24 FPS. I found this unplayable. But, we are talking about 7860x1440 with 4xMSAA...maybe we need another two GTX 780s?

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