BattleField Hardline Performance Review AMD vs Nvidia

AMD vs Nvidia

BattleField : Hardline

Hardline Performance

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 AX1500i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64
   DX11 ONLY   

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Most Recent Comments

01-04-2015, 10:50:54

Did you run the 290X card with mantle API or were both run using DirectX?Quote

01-04-2015, 11:55:41

The game runs beautifully on Ultra on my 780 too even with 110% resolution scale on top of thatQuote

01-04-2015, 12:02:55

Originally Posted by SKITZ1980 View Post
Did you run the 290X card with mantle API or were both run using DirectX?
See page 1, it says DirectX onlyQuote

01-04-2015, 12:08:06

Originally Posted by SKITZ1980 View Post
Did you run the 290X card with mantle API or were both run using DirectX?
Huge hint on the 1st page

I still love the fact that the 290X came out October 2013, The GTX 980 came out November 2014 and the 290X is beating it nicely.

I know it's an AMD title but it's good to see this Quote

01-04-2015, 18:07:15

That's what optimization does for ya, taking older hardware and making them spank the new hardware

I know it was DX11 only but i am interested in Mantle. Maybe like a scaling benchmark between 295x2/290/280x etc.Quote

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