Battlefield 4

Our latest addition to our benchmark suite and our current major multiplayer action game of our benchmark suite is Battlefield 4, DICE’s 2013 multiplayer military shooter. After a rocky start, Battlefield 4 has finally reached a point where it’s stable enough for benchmark use, giving us the ability to profile one of the most popular and strenuous shooters out there. As these benchmarks are from single player mode, based on our experiences our rule of thumb here is that multiplayer framerates will dip to half our single player framerates, which means a card needs to be able to average at least 60fps if it’s to be able to hold up in multiplayer.

Battlefield 4 - 3840x2160 - Medium Quality

Battlefield 4 - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality

Battlefield 4 - 1920x1080 - Ultra Quality

In Battlefield 4 resolution makes all the difference. AMD’s 4K advantage is in full force here, while that solid lead errodes and the GTX 970 catches up for 1440p and 1080p..

Looking at just the NVIDIA lineup for a second, while not even GTX 980 was able to cross 60fps at 1440p, it does prove that its 17% performance advantage counts for something by being able to push framerates in the high 50s, all while GTX 970 can’t even crack 50fps. EVGA’s FTW overclock will get you there though, and for that matter it can even cross the 60fps mark at 4K.

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  • thesid - Monday, November 10, 2014 - link

    I have a rig with i2600K and 16gigs of 12800ddr3 ram and a gtx 570, if i upgrade to the 970 gtx will it be bottlenecked by the rest of the components? Reply
  • atl - Friday, January 30, 2015 - link

    Under power consumption, i would like to have comparison of GPU only consumption also, not whole system. Reply
  • SeanJ76 - Monday, February 9, 2015 - link

    Yeah that 970GTX FTW is a damn good card. I was shocked at how close the performance gap was of the 970 FTW and the 980(although this has always been the case with the FTW versions). Reply
  • sheriff12 - Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - link

    I'm MAD! When I first looked at the Gigabyte GTX 970 on a month ago, it was $308, now it's $348. Just because sales are good, does that mean they should gouge the consumer for all they can? Reply
  • thelategamer - Friday, May 5, 2017 - link

    Here's my honest review of the GTX 970 and upgrading to SLI 970s rather than getting underperforming 1070s and 1080s - Reply

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