Battlefield 1 PC Graphics Benchmark Review: Conclusion
Based on the benchmark results I got, both the AMD Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 1060 are capable of running Battlefield 1 on ultra settings at full HD 1080p resolution. I got an average of 85 FPS on the GTX 1060 and an average of 74-75 with the Radeon RX 480. Unfortunately, we don’t have an RX 470 or GTX 1050 Ti on hand at the time I tested the game. But more or less both the RX 470 and GTX 1050 Ti may be able to achieve an average of 60 FPS at 1080p on medium to high settings.
Moving up to WQHD 1440p resolution, the GTX 1060 is at the borderline of 60fps on average at ultra settings. Depending on the map or scenario / environment, you may experience a little bit higher than 60 fps or lower on the average. There’s no extra room already and I think a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GTX 1070 or AMD’s R9 Nano or Fury would be the better GPU for 1440p resolution to achieve an average of 60fps.
Finally, for 4K ultra HD gamers out there, you will need at least a GeForce GTX 1080 to achieve an average of 60 fps (more or less). During my tests, the GTX 1080 is also at the borderline of 60fps on average. In fact it falls a little bit short in the Runner mission. Average FPS may increase or decrease on other missions or scenarios. If you want to achieve extra or higher than 60 fps (average), you’ll be needing more GPU power, probably a TITAN X (Pascal) or the rumored GTX 1080 Ti if ever NVIDIA releases one.
In terms of DX11 vs DX12, I didn’t see any significant improvement when in DX12 while using the Radeon RX 480. Maximum FPS was a little bit higher on DX12, but minimum FPS is also lower thus pulling the average FPS down. I’m not sure if there will be an update from AMD soon to further improve DX12 performance on Battlefield 1, but hopefully there’s going to be one.
I have only been playing the game for around 16 hours, both war stories and multiplayer. It’s definitely a different experience, specially if you are fed up or tired of modern day or futuristic-themed first person shooter war games. It is fun, never boring and definitely a highly recommended game for fps lovers out there. This is a Battlefield 1 PC graphics performance review, but based on the time I’ve spent while playing the game, I’d say it’s definitely an editor’s choice game.