This is the monster PC that ran the Battlefield 4 demo
The 17-minute Battlefield 4 singleplayer demo showcase ran on ultra high-end PC hardware, developer DICE recently revealed. The PC featured a quad-core Intel i7 CPU and a Radeon HD 7990 graphics card — the most powerful PC graphics card in the world.
Now we got some more details about the PC setup, and a photo as well. The PC didn’t use one, but two Radeon HD 7990 cards, for a total of 4 GPU and a massive 12 GB of GDDR5 graphics RAM. That’s right, a 12 GB frame buffer.
DICE wanted to make sure the demo ran as smooth as possible, and it sure did. The demo was rendered internally at 3K resolution (about 3200 x 2000 pixels) and downscaled to 1080p. It also ran at a constant 60 frames per second. Be sure to also check out the Battlefield 4 60 fps video.
According to the developer, the singleplayer demo was an “unoptimized alpha version” of the game, which is likely why they had to go complete overkill on the PC hardware. To achieve the kind of visual quality in the final product, we’re sure gamers won’t need to shell out $1,500 for a pair if Radeon HD 6990 cards. DICE is currently working with AMD and Nvidia to release special Battlefield 4 drivers that are optimized for the game.
Check out the monster PC below, with its dual graphics cards, liquid cooling, and general razzle-dazzle: