Subject: Graphics Cards | November 9, 2018 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: gaming, graphics, battlefield V
Battlefield V has just dropped and we are starting to see performance results, however they will be a while in coming as EA's wonderful policy of only allowing five hardware changes before locking you out of your purchased game for 24 hours is somewhat of a hurdle. Guru of 3D is slowly filling in benchmarks as they are able, but with the hard limit on hardware changes it will take them a while. AMD's RX series is easily capable of 60+ fps at 1080p on Ultra settings, however for 1440p you will want at least a GTX 1070 but if you are looking for 4K you will either need to drop your quality or plug in a 1080 Ti at the very least. They also take a look at memory usage on the last page, if you are concerned that may be a bottleneck for you.
"In this article, we'll check out graphics cards with Battlefield V. We'll be brutally honest - the game looks great, and has been shaping up to be something pretty good in gameplay as well. We've spent a day now on the Prerelease to check out what the game offers. Battlefield V really doesn't need an introduction, it's really much like the 2016 Battlefield 1 in gameplay."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G @ Kitguru
- EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra 11 GB @ TechPowerUp
- EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra 11 GB @ TechPowerUp
- MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G @ Guru of 3D
Subject: General Tech | November 7, 2018 - 01:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: gaming, battlefield V, just cause 4
The required and recommended system specs for BFV have been announced, and unless you are hoping to enable ray tracing they are not too daunting. A Ryzen 3 1300X or i7 4790, with 12GB of RAM and a GTX 1060 or RX 580 seem reasonable and the 50GB install seems almost small compared to some current generation games. For RTX you will of course need to invest in a RTX 2070 at the least, as well as a better CPU.
HEXUS also posted the specs to play Just Cause 4, while lacking ray tracing the requirements to run at 4K are still fairly impressive, drop by to see if you are ready to play or if you should be looking for an upgrade.
"Back in early September we revealed the PC system requirements from the Battlefield V beta. Now EA/DICE has officially revealed the PC system requirements for Battlefield V - including a set of reqs for DXR (DirectX Raytracing) gaming (or 'RTX On' in Nvidia lingo). A quick look back and forth reveals the minimum specs have been raised a little, as have the recommended specs."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- All the best Skyrim mods on PC @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Game Streaming Investigation: Which Quality Settings Are Best? @ Techspot
- Humble Warhammer Bundle
- Warcraft III: Reforged offers a "stunning visual update" @ HEXUS
- Ark: Extinction stomps onto a ruined Earth today @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2018 - 01:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: gaming, battlefield V, open beta
Techspot spent more time benchmarking the Battlefield V beta than they did playing it for fun, which is how they published a quick performance review so quickly. We know the minimum specs required but that gives us little insight into what performance we will actually see. As it turns out, DX12 has the same difficulties that BF1 had on launch and so the testing was done on DX11 for the most part. For 1080p gamers the news is great, with even a lowly GTX 1060 able to provide 60fps at Ultra settings, at 1440p a Vega 56 or a GTX 1070 will do you just fine. Check out the full review for the 4k performance.
"This week we were finally able to jump into Battlefield V for the first time, and of course, we spent more time benchmarking than we did enjoying the gameplay, so we have a few results for you... which we'll call a preview since we are testing the 'open beta' version of the game. The full thing is slated for release across major platforms in two months' time."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Dragon Quest XI looks new but feels old @ Ars Technica
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 launches Definitive Edition as free update, squirrel friend arrives in DLC @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Strange Brigade PC graphics card benchmark @ Guru of 3D
- Rebel Galaxy Outlaw announced and looking excitingly like Wing Commander: Privateer @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- OCC Reviews F1 2018
- Humble Unity Bundle
- Metro Exodus includes RTX, Hairworks and Advanced PhysX @ HEXUS
- Subnautica standalone expansion Below Zero announced @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Spider-Man PS4 review: Does whatever a spider can—and then some @ Ars Technica
- Jagged Alliance: Rage comes sneaking out of the jungle in three weeks @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
Subject: General Tech | August 27, 2018 - 05:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Switchblade, Strange Brigade, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, open beta, nvidia, Immortal: Unchained, geforce 399.07, F1 2018, battlefield V
The open beta for Battlefield V begins on September 4th for those want to ruin everything or who are Origin Access Premier, Origin Access Basic or EA Access members. The rest of us, especially those who have learned the evils of pre-ordering have to wait until September 6th to try it out.
What you don't have to wait for is the GeForce Game Ready 399.07 WHQL driver, which you can snag through GeForce Experience or from the driver page here. This driver will enable RTX ray tracing in BFV as well as offering optimized performance in F1 2018, Immortal: Unchained, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, Strange Brigade, and Switchblade. There are other fixes as well (PDF), including a resolution to those experiencing stuttering in Windowed G-Sync games after ye olde Win10 Spring Update.
Today NVIDIA released a new Game Ready Driver for the Battlefield V Open Beta. This driver will also provide the best game play experience for F1 2018, Immortal: Unchained, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, Strange Brigade, and Switchblade.
Ahead of Battlefield V’s general release on October 19th, you can participate in an open beta featuring Conquest on the Rotterdam and Arctic Fjord maps, and Grand Operations on Arctic Fjord, with Airborne mode on Day 1, and Breakthrough mode on Day 2. The Battlefield V Open Beta begins on September 4th for those who pre-ordered, and gamers who are Origin Access Premier, Origin Access Basic and EA Access members. And then on September 6th for everyone else. GeForce gamers are Game Ready today.
Battlefield V will be one of the first games enhanced with NVIDIA RTX Real-Time Ray Tracing on our newly-unveiled GeForce RTX graphics cards, bringing a new level of fidelity and realism to the already-stunning game.
Available on or before launch day, NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers provide the best experience for GeForce gamers because NVIDIA engineers work up until the last possible minute to optimize performance and perfect gameplay. And as an additional verification of quality, every Game Ready Driver is WHQL-certified by Microsoft.