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Star Wars Battlefront II Performance Review

Multi-Core Performance

DICE and Electronic Arts recommend using a processor with at least four cores. Is that suggestion justified? To answer, we plug our Radeon RX 580 back in, set it to DirextX 11.1 mode, and test several combinations of cores/threads on our Ryzen 5 1600X.

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EA's requirements appear legit. Average and minimum frame rates are similar, with or without SMT enabled. There's only one notable exception: two actives cores without SMT turned on, where our configuration drops below the 4C/4T floor. Performance falls precipitously, and there is a noticeable increase in frame time variance. Naturally, perceived smoothness suffers as a result.

In other words, a processor with four (or more) cores is strongly recommended, while two cores and SMT might work in a pinch.


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  • AgentLozen
    The screen shots make this game look terrific. If EA would rethink it's micro transaction policies, this game be could terrific as a whole.

    EA owns so many popular IPs but they take this aggressively toxic approach to charging for bits and pieces of the game that should be part of the whole experience from the start. Their fingers poison everything they touch. Imagine the beautiful garden they could cultivate if they only turned the steering wheel a little bit. EA could be an American Nintendo.
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  • Yuka
    MP tests? MP tests! MP TESTS!!!

    Also, weird thing about the core distribution. It would be interesting to hear what the devs have to say about it, specially with the Radeons performing right on par with the GeForces.

    Nice findings, as usual. Keep up the great work.

    Cheers!
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  • Som1_
    These benchmarks only test gpu, if you have anything lower than a 6600k all the way to an i5-46** with a 1060/rx570 you WILL run the game at a smooth 60 fps.
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  • Mike2015
    Just curious, but would this game still run (be playable) running on a system with 8 GB RAM, an Intel i3 6100 (dual core) and a GTX 750 Ti 2GB GPU with the detail settings turned down to say medium or low? I'm considering this option for my Son who's very interested in the game. Don't want to have to upgrade the CPU just for this game if I don't have to.
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  • Derren001
    I do wish the game used SLI. I end up with one GPU running at 99% and the second at 1%.
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  • derekullo
    20458376 said:
    These benchmarks only test gpu, if you have anything lower than a 6600k all the way to an i5-46** with a 1060/rx570 you WILL run the game at a smooth 60 fps.

    Did you skip "Page 7: Multi-Core Performance"?

    They even tested a ryzen brought down to 2 threads

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  • spdragoo
    20458485 said:
    Just curious, but would this game still run (be playable) running on a system with 8 GB RAM, an Intel i3 6100 (dual core) and a GTX 750 Ti 2GB GPU with the detail settings turned down to say medium or low? I'm considering this option for my Son who's very interested in the game. Don't want to have to upgrade the CPU just for this game if I don't have to.

    Based on the multi-core testing they did, 2C/4T CPUs should do OK (almost no difference in testing on their Ryzen CPU from 6C/12 all the way down to 2C/4T; it was only when they dipped to 2C/2T that they saw a drop).

    GPU-wise, you're kind of on the edge. The 750TI is just behind the 660 or 7850 in performance (the minimum GPUs listed). Given that the 1050 & RX 460/560 (themselves a step up from minimum) were below 50FPS on Ultra, I think you should plan on turning it down to Medium on the quality settings (or turning the resolution down).
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  • phobicsq
    It's really a shame that they didn't use a newer engine for this. These games are becoming so expensive yet the R&D is a joke. Using old engines for these huge titles is stupid.
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  • redgarl
    CPU/GPU goes to the RX 580 while your benches is saying the contrary.

    I will check on another site then...
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  • matthew_258
    So no 1080ti, 1070ti or 1080? 4k? no...no lemon pledge...
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