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Battlefield™ 1 became available October 18th on PC for those that pre-ordered the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, including those who redeemed their free copy with the purchase of their Radeon™ RX 480 GPU.

In continuation of the venerable Battlefield™ series, Battlefield™ 1 is set against the backdrop of the Great War and allows players to experience the dawn of all-out war. With dozens of new weapons, war machines and vehicles, adrenaline-raging destruction, drynamic weather, and much more, Battlefield 1 delivers the ultimate first-person shooter experience on PC. Travel across land, air and sea – taking the battle from the Italian coast to the Arabian deserts, in multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. For more on the games features; weapons, classes, maps, modes and vehicles, check out the official Battlefield™ 1 webpage.

Battlefield™ 1 has to be one our most anticipated games of 2016 – the amount of visual perfection this game delivers is incredible, and a lot of you out there are going to want to make sure you’ve got the hardware to handle it.  Playing at lower settings definitely does a disservice to the visual fidelity of the game, so DICE is recommending gamers to gear-up with the 4GB Radeon RX 480 to ensure a fluid gaming experience.

Minimum System Requirements:

Graphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB

Processor: AMD FX-6350

OS: 64-bit Windows® 7/8.1/10

Memory: 8GB RAM

Storage: 50 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements:

Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB

Processor: AMD FX-8350 Wraith

OS: 64-bit Windows® 10

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Storage: 50 GB available space


Recommended Settings

Last year, the Frostbite engine was the first to show off some incredible technologies and it’s no surprise that DICE has moved to DirectX® 12 in this latest version. Coupled with numerous graphics settings that can be fine-tuned to deliver stellar DirectX®12 performance, Battlefield™ 1 also takes advantage of Async Compute on AMD Radeon’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) and Polaris architectures.

To figure out recommended settings for the different graphics cards, I tested the first single player map, and repeated the sequence three times each on each card. Choosing 60 fps as a threshold for this title, I watched my frametimes to ensure there wasn’t anything major that offset the experience.

I also dug up my original Radeon HD 7870 as a comparison to see just how well this new game ran.

Here are the settings you can adjust in the Advanced Video menu.


For my system, I used a mainstream 8 core AMD FX 8350 CPU, 2x8GB DDR3 memory and the latest Radeon Settings 16.10, to come up with the following recommendations for smooth gameplay.

In the case of the Radeon RX 460 – it ran faster than my Radeon HD 7870 which was good for MED settings at 1080p.  With the Radeon RX 460, I was able to go up a level in textures, increase my Anti-Aliasing while slightly dropping Ambient Occlusion down a level.


Med Settings – still looks amazing, but you will see some shimmering with FXAA


Adjusted settings with TAA, Higher Texture Quality


The Radeon RX 470 continues to be my favourite all around 1080p card – and in Battlefield 1, you’ll be able to run it with all the eye candy turned on.

If your rig is suited with a Radeon RX 480, you’ll be able to game Beyond HD resolutions with Ultra settings. I tried Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) up to 4K, but I’d recommend stepping up to a Radeon R9 Fury if you want to try that.

As much as I looked forward to testing out this title, I really can’t wait to put the card testing aside and start playing the game through.  The cinematics, story, and premise of a World War I first-person shooter are what I’ve been waiting for.

Regardless of your Radeon graphics system configuration, you’ll be able to fine-tune and adjust Battlefield™ 1’s graphics settings for maximum control over image quality and performance thanks to Radeon Software Crimson Edition.

For those of you that were lucky enough to get your hands on the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, download Radeon Software Crimson Edition now to ensure you have the most up-to-date 16.10.1 driver for Battlefield 1’s official release!

For those wanting to see come cool visuals, here are some QHD+ shots from the single player campaign

snowpeak3 mountain


windmill terrain

Adam Kozak, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.


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  • Jamie

    I’m struggling to get 60fps on MEDIUM with my RX 480 4GB and an i5-4570. I know it’s a 3 year old CPU, but shouldn’t I be getting better performance? Any help would be appreciated.

    • Adam Kozak

      That is very low.
      Make sure you are in dx12.
      How much system ram do you have?
      What map is troublesome, and what resolution are you playing?

  • PW

    Have you tried mp mode, so many stutters, it’s a disaster

    • Adam Kozak

      I think I will give it a go tonight. Going to lose bad….

  • john

    can you helo me with my video settings? want to have decent fps and smooth gameplay. I5 2500k 4.3 ghz, r9 280 3gb, 8gb ram

  • Aaron

    On my R9 290X (Win10, i7 3770K, 16 GB RAM), BF1 defaulted to DX12 but was frequently shuttering, unfortunately. I switched it to DX11 and saw a lot of improvement. This is on 16.10.2 driver set.

    There is also a graphical issue on the Amiens MP that causes bright yellow, red and blue visuals. It renders the map nearly unplayable.

  • Dragon ak

    Can honestly say running fx 8320 on water OCed to 4.2ghz 8gb 1333mhz ddr3 and an r9 290 OCed to 1050 mghz using lg 4k 27 inch free sync at high settings high preset resolution scale 100% 16.11 drivers never dips under 45 fps and hits as high as 60fps 100% smooth playable experience great job AMD

  • Evan

    I have a rx 480 8gb and an i5 3350p @3.10 GHz and 8 gb of ram. On BF1 I get frame drops to 40 or 50 on the middle of maps like sinai desert on 64 player conquest. I get 10 to 20 frames less then all the benchmarks on youtube.


      FX-6350; R9 280x; Asus M5A97 R2. Crusial Elite 16GB.. Balistix 8×2; The same problem….. !! Ego says perfect.. 1+1

  • Ego

    My friend has this rig
    CPU:AMD FX 8350
    GPU:RX 480
    RAM:Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
    MBD: Asus M5A97 R2.
    He can run BF1 on ultra but in some places or when there is lot of action FPS drops to 45, than back to 60 so its sometimes unplayable for him.
    He is playing on 24″ 1080p monitor.
    What do you think can the CPU bottleneck the GPU that much or which component do you think can cause it.
    Im trying to fix it for him to have stable 60FPS at least on high so we can play together.
    What do you think is the best performance setting.
    Ty for answers

  • Gadeboi

    APU A8 6600k, Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 8gb, 8gb1600 ram. 60fps at Ultra DX12. Latest driver.

  • killer_mau5_86

    I have an AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics card with the AMD FX-8350 (NO WRAITH). 8GB of RAM. My problem I believe is overclocking because my computer will shut off after 5 to 10 mins in game. Can’t figure out what video settings I should be run on with BF1. Please help?

    • Sihai Li

      Dude do u tried to clean and update your cpu thermal paste? To me it feels like your cpu overheated due to OC. Your RX480 is definitely good enough to run the game in Ultra , the problem is your CPU(but I don’t think it is a big issue actually.)
      I highly recommend you monitor the temperature of your system and find your problem, as for me, your platform is good to run BF1 in High to Ultra

  • Gabriel Knoch

    I have an AMD FX 8350 4.0, RX 480 ASUS Strix ROG 8 Gb, 8 gb RAM, I play in a monitor 24″ 1080p.
    I have intanse FPS DROPS in all maps, exemple 100~110fps to 15~20fps.

    Can anyone help me?

    • Adam Kozak

      Could be a few things – check your system thermals, or if your HDD is full and has errors.
      I dont experience massive drops like that.

  • Nate

    Can i play bf1 on high settings with amd A8-6600k, ATI Radeon HD 7850, 16gb ram?

    • Jason Evangelho

      Hi Nate, at what resolution? I don’t think that’s achievable at 1080p with the hardware your listed, at least not with a smooth frame rate.

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