Battlefield 3 Performance Benchmark – Part 1

With the release of Battlefield 3‘s Aftermath expansion, I’ve really been spending a lot more time in game versus previous months passed. While recently browsing the forums I noticed there are always questions, discussion, and arguments around frame rate, overall performance, what PC hardware players are using, etc. While some players post honest and believable performance results, other posts are either ill-informed, very optimistic, or just flat out bologna. This got me very intrigued and I’ve decided to post some of my own, legitimate benchmarks across the various graphics cards in my collection. Sorry ATI/AMD fans, but my current collection is stocked with NVIDIA.

To get things started I will be benchmarking my latest purchase, the EVGA GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked 4GB. In future parts I will add benchmark results including the popular GeForce GTX 560ti as well as some more mid to lower range hardware, and possibly even some mobile computing results. At any rate, let’s get it started with the Battlefield 3 EVGA GTX 670 Superclocked 4GB performance benchmark.

Test Case
Measure the minimum, average, and maximum frames-per-second during 10 consecutive minutes of 64-Player Azadi Palace Conquest with various in-game video presets.

Benchmarking Tools
Fraps (Single User Paid License Version v3.5.6)

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked 4GB

And there you have it. Note that each test was performed using the preset video configurations provided in-game under the video settings. IE., Ultra, High, Medium, etc. with a FOV of 90. I have also included a screenshot of my Battlefield 3 settings in the NVIDIA Control Panel. Basically, the only things modified are maximum pre-rendered frames to 1, single monitor performance (I only use one) and power management mode is set to prefer maximum performance. I’ve found that these settings work best across the board for my machine when it comes to Battlefield 3.

So that’s it for the EVGA GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked 4GB Battlefield 3 performance benchmark. I’ll be back later to post my benchmark results for the GTX 560ti and more. You can find more information on the GTX 670 by visiting EVGA’s official product page here.

What hardware do you play Battlefield 3 with?

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