XFX R9 290X Double Dissipation Reviewccokeman - March 13, 2014
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XFX R9 290X Double Dissipation Testing:
Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. Battlefield 4 uses the Frostbite 3 game engine as a step up from the Frostbite 2 engine used in BF3. As the successor to Battlefield franchise, the graphics are improved. Following a set release cycle, Battlefield 4 was released for the PC in North America in October 2013, supporting DirectX 11 and now, after multiple patches, AMD's Mantle API.
- Game settings = Ultra
- DirectX 11
Most of us run BF4 using DX 11. Using that API, performance is pretty damn good at 1920x1080 with over 70FPS using the XFX R9 290X. At 5760x1080, performance is still at plus 30 FPS. Additional FPS can be generated with less aggressive settings or switching to AMD's Mantle API. The frame time curve is reasonably flat, showing smooth gameplay.