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Battlefield Hardline VGA graphics performance
We take over twenty graphics cards and check out Battlefield Hardline - Join us as we have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. The new and popular title is looking pretty nice from a graphics point of view.
Now first let me state the following, We like the Battlefield series, Hardline however has a lot of cut-scenes that take way too long. It however will be a popular game and doesn't look half bad either. DRM these days however makes these VGA performance articles more and more difficult. In our situation we test on two cloned SSD images with the same PC. One Windows 8.1 clone for AMD Radeon graphics cards and one for Nvidia GeForce graphics cards. Much like DRM issues we had in the past with the Anno series, EA now is really messing about as well:
New anti-cheat and hacker protections (DRM) monitor your PC, after roughly eight changes in hardware like CPU, graphics card, motherboard and perhaps even monitor the game now locks itself. Ghastly by any form. Anyway, Battlefield Hardline has launched, a completely different game with a more TV series cop feel to it. Unfortunately it's not my style or taste as I find the cut-scenes agonizing long and the gameplay too forced. But taste differs and I am sure many of you absolutely will like the game -- so none the less we'll go in-depth with graphics card performance testing
We'll show you graphics cards tested on these resolutions, UXGA (1600x1200) - Full HD (1920x1080) - WHQD (2560x1440) and 3840x2160 (Ultra HD) we will peek at graphics memory usage, frame-time micro-stuttering performance and quality versus performance.