Battlefield 4 employs the same 200-FPS limit as its predecessor. That performance ceiling diminishes the value of ultra-high-end graphics configurations, since they slam into it and cease benefiting from powerful GPUs. Then again, DICE correctly suggests frame rates this high do little for your actual experience. Instead, it's better to focus our analysis on the most relevant resolutions.
My newest build slightly outpaces Don's $1600 effort from last quarter. The older $2400 PC, which I armed with two GeForce GTX 780s, requires more taxing quality settings to show off the worth of its hardware.
The $2400 PC I built last quarter starts to shine as I switch on the Ultra quality preset in Battlefield 4. Both $1600 PCs are roughly matched, even though they employ dissimilar graphics architectures.
- Can A $1600 PC Really Be High-End?
- CPU, Graphics, And Memory
- Motherboard And CPU Cooling
- Power Supply, Case, And SSD
- Mass Storage, OS, And Optical Drive
- Installing Thermaltake's NiC-L32 CPU Cooler
- Completing Hardware Installation
- How We Tested Our $1600 High-End PC
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 4
- Results: Grid 2
- Results: Arma 3
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Less Money, Lower Performance, Better Value?