BattleField Hardline Performance Review AMD vs Nvidia
Published: 1st April 2015 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
BattleField has been a part of the OC3D benchmark suite in its various guises for as long as we care to remember. With the introduction of a spin-off title, Hardline, it seemed the perfect opportunity to dust off a couple of current cards and bring you a quick overview of the performance you can expect.
We'll be running the game at three different resolutions, 1080, 1440 and 4K, as well as three different detail levels, low, high and Ultra, to see what the tradeoff is between performance and eye candy. After all, we all love eye candy.
Whether you want to play cops or robbers, or just relive the glory days of Sierra's SWAT series, we're sure that there is something for everyone here.
First up, let's see what we're using for today's test.
We wanted to cover the two most popular cards, but we know from our experience that different vendors have different capabilities, so it was important to get as similar as possible. For this reason we turned to ASUS who have Matrix versions of both the GTX980 and R9 290X. With both updated to the latest drivers, and in our standard GPU test system without using the Mantle API, we're ready to rock and roll.
ASUS GTX980 Matrix
ASUS R9 290X Matrix
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
Corsair Neutron GTX
Windows 7 x64