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October 13, 2023

AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card Performance in Battlefield 1

The iconic Battlefield series got a reboot in 2016 with the release of Battlefield 1, which took players back to World War I. Its multiplayer allows for a variety of different settings and focuses on team vs team combat. Players can access historical weapons, armored vehicles, and horses to fight in the vast array of settings that range from Arabian deserts to French cities. The game has a wide variety of destructible features that can be used to make it easier for teammates to advance on opponents.

The minimum system requirements for the game aren’t too high, and should be attainable by most PC gamers. A Core i5-6600K or FX-8350 CPU and an AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card should be sufficient to run the game on low-medium or high-graphics settings.

While the RX 480 isn’t a high-end GPU, it performs quite well in Battlefield 1. At 2560x1440, the 8GB model holds a 20% lead over the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and is almost as fast as Nvidia’s flagship card, the GeForce GTX 970. This performance level is a good sign, as it suggests that the RX 480 should easily meet the requirements for VR games like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, which require cards with similar performance.

AMD’s superior DX12 support continues to shine through, allowing it to deliver over 30% more performance than NVIDIA in this game. That’s a huge advantage, and one that will hopefully be duplicated across more titles in the future as DICE continues to polish its DirectX 12 implementation and improves upon its Mantle legacy.