The Battlefield series has been running for quite a while. The last big entry in the series, Bad Company, was a console exclusive, much to the disappointment of PC gamers everywhere. DICE broke the exclusivity with the sequel, thankfully, and now PC owners are treated to the best Battlefield since Battlefield 2.
The plot follows the four soldiers of Bad Company as they track down a "new" super weapon in development by Russian forces. You might not immediately get that this game is about Bad Company, as the intro mission starts off with a World War II raid, but it all links together in the end.
Next to being a great game for gameplay, it's also an awesome title to test both, graphics cards and processors. The game has native support for DirectX 11 and on the processor testing side of things, parallelized processing supporting two to eight parallel threads, which is great if you have a quad core processor.
We opt to test DX11 solely for this title as we want to look at the most modern performance and image quality. DX11 wise we get as extras, softened dynamic shadows and shader based performance improvements. A great game to play, a great game image quality wise. We raise the bar, image quality settings wise:
DirectX 11 enabled
8x Multi-sample Anti-aliasing
16 Anisotropic filtering
All image quality settings enabled at maximum
Above, we see performance scaling of this game with a variety of DX11 cards at 8xAA and 16xAF. Honestly these are sickeningly good numbers.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC review In this review we check out the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 WindForce 2X. This product is slightly cheaper opposed to the G1 gaming version, it remains among the most silent of all the cards we tested. T...
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming review In this review we check out the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960. This product is gorgeous as it is the most silent of all the cards we tested. Next to some fantastic looks the product comes factory...
Gigabyte GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-Way SLI We review Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WaterForce, a 3-way SLI review on the GeForce GTX 980 that has been water-cooled by a complete AOI kit. We'll FLIR them, overclock them and look at Ultra ...
Gigabyte X99 UD4 Motherboard Review In this review we check out the Gigabyte X99 UD4, it is the more affordable X99 motherboard in the Gigabyte range and we have had our hands on. It has a nice feature set like SLI/Crossfire support, h...