Battlefield 1 PC Performance Review

Introduction

Battlefield 1 PC Performance Review

Introduction

The Battlefield franchise is easily one of the most popular collections of multiplayer games on the PC platform, with many players spending several hundred hours within each virtual war zone after every release. 

This year Battlefield is taking a step back, not only in time to the World War 1 but also towards a more Battlefield: Bad Company 2-esque level of destructibility in-game, changes that will no doubt please a large portion of gamers who have begun to tire of "modern military shooters". 

As a core-PC franchise Battlefield has always looked and played best on PC, though given the release issues of Battlefield 4 a lot of gamers will no doubt be reminded of some troubling memories, where connection issues and countless multiplayer issues ruined what should have been a fantastic release.   

Now the question is if DICE has been able to create a game which not only is good enough for PC gamers, but worthy of covering the Great War. Will Battlefield 1 be a game changer, or will it be another modern shooter dressed in some WWI textures? 

 

 

Drivers 

For this game, we will be using the newest drivers that were available when the game released, which is Nvidia's Game Ready Geforce 373.06 driver and AMD's 16.10.1 driver, both of which are the most recent GPU drivers for either company. 

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using both high-end and mid-range GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. 

 

Game Test Rig
Intel i7 6850K
ASUS X99 Strix
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 

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Nvidia GTX 980Ti (Left), AMD R9 Fury X (Middle) GTX 1070 Founders Edition (Right)

 

For the high-end, we will be testing AMD's R9 Fury X, the GTX 980Ti and Nvidia's new GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 GPUs.  

For the Mid-range offerings, we will be testing the new RX 480 and GTX 1060, both of which will be the ASUS Strix Gaming models.

 

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ASUS GTX 1060 Strix (Left), ASUS RX 480 Strix (Right)

 

To represent AMD and Nvidia's lower-end GPU offerings we have decided to use the AMD R9 380 and the Nvidia GTX 960. Both of these GPUs will be the ASUS Strix models. 

Both of these GPUs offer very similar performance in most scenarios and come in at very similar price points, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top. 

 

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Nvidia GTX 960(Left), AMD R9 380(Right)

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Most Recent Comments

17-10-2016, 16:51:57

Kushiro
Im going with the latter. Reskin FTW!!Quote

17-10-2016, 18:47:58

NeverBackDown
Just out of curiosity, would VRAM consumption change between DX11 and DX12 if all settings are the same?Quote

18-10-2016, 07:58:32

nashathedog
More evidence that a game can look groundbreaking without being gpu breaking.

Developers take note.Quote

18-10-2016, 19:28:51

Excalabur50
Nice review Mark and interesting to hear that it's better than BF4's launch, but would you say it's better than BF4's current state?Quote

19-10-2016, 09:53:59

SkilledRebuilds
There are reports of hugely excessive CPU load bugs... (Only in MP matches)
Like 90-100% CPU usage (Dropping GPU usages) on Beast Rigs, no matter what settings used...

CPU testings need to be done before I buy it...Quote
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