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
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