The Battlefield V beta looked impressive, particularly if we are talking about the ray tracing technology offered by the new RTX models. At the start of September, the game managed to score impressive results on Nvidia and AMD graphic cards.
Those results were limited by the fact that the benchmarks were only available for the multiplayer model, which may have influenced the results at some level. While you can test a particular hardware setup even with the multiplayer section of the game, comparing the results collected from a second machine was a daunting tasks and pushing the number up to six or more configurations will render the task almost impossible.
For the present benchmark, the focus was on the single-player campaign and GPU performance, with ‘Operation Dragoon’ deemed the perfect medium for extended testing. The mission is quite intense as it implies a rapid pace, several impressive effects and a variety of backgrounds.
The tests were performed three times, at 1080p, 1440p and 4K. Since DirectX is still unstable in this version of the beta, the ultra-quality preset and DirectX 11 were used instead. All the tests place on a custom-made test rig that features a high-power Intel i9-9900K, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and several graphic cards.
If you plan to play the game at [email protected] you will require at least a GeForce GTX 970 and AMD Radeon R9 390 graphic card. In order to maintain that frame rate constant, the improved R9 390X and GTX 980 are recommended.
Modern gamers will enjoy a comfortable 60 fps if they have a GTX 1060 with 3GB or an RX 570. The latter is a great budget option as its currently on sale for $150.
The jump to 1440 is very taxing for old video cards. Unless frequent frame rate drops are your thing a Fury or GTX 980Ti are the very minimum you should use. The 6GB version of the best-selling Nvidia 1060 or the RX 580 will do the job nicely.
As expected, this is where the new generations shine. While the GTX 1080 Ti was able to render some beautiful images, the RTX 2080 will allow you to enjoy a memorable experience, worthy of the asking price.
While the Direct X12 bugs are being addressed it is important to note that the game looks stunning even on Direct X11.
Katie Tachuck is a reporter for News Lair. After graduating from UCLA, Katie got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a investigative journalist and producer. Katie has also worked as a columnist for the The Santa Fe New Mexican. Katie covers economy and community events for News Lair.