AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB and HD 7850 2GB Pitcairn Review
Battlefield 3 - Radeon HD 7870
Battlefield 3 (DirectX 11)
Battlefield 3™ leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, DICE's new cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and character animation utilizing ANT technology as seen in the latest EA SPORTS™ games.
Frostbite 2 now enables deferred shading, dynamic global illumination and new streaming architecture. Sounds like tech talk? Play the game and experience the difference!
Our Settings for Battlefield 3
Here is our testing run through the game, for your reference.
Battlefield 3 definitely puts the new HD 7870 ahead of the HD 6970 card but when we compared it to the NVIDIA options, things change a bit. The GTX 570 is able to run even with the 7870 at 1680 and 1920 resolutions but falls flat at 2560x1600 - the larger frame buffer on the HD 7870 is definitely a determining factor. And yes, the GTX 580 does have the edge in performance over the new guy, it's not by much!