Battlefield 4 optimized for AMD graphics on PCs
According to reports, DICE is taking extra time to optimize Battlefield 4 for AMD hardware. EA and AMD have a partnership where select games, the first one being Battlefield 4, will be optimized for AMD hardware. And it makes sense that they chose AMD, as the company provides similar hardware for next generation games consoles as well.
Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are powered by an 8-core AMD CPU. To make matters even more interesting, both the PS4 and Xbox One feature GPUs made by AMD — using the same type of compute units found in current Radeon PC graphics cards. By optimizing for Radeon cards, the game will run great on next gen consoles, and as a result, PCs running the same type of hardware from AMD will see an added benefit.
However, EA’s official position on the matter is that DICE is working with various other partners (read: Nvidia) to ensure that Battlefield 4 runs great on other hardware as well. But if you’re on AMD hardware, expect a bit of extra performance, especially if you have an AMD graphics card.
AMD powered the PCs that ran the Battlefield 4 demo’s at E3. The systems ran on an 8-core AMD CPU with powerful AMD GPUs. The entire system was a beast, and cost $4,000 per PC. And EA had 64 of them at E3.
The Battlefield series has always been one of the games that enticed gamers to upgrade their hardware. Both BF2 and BF3 resulted in increased sales for both AMD and Nvidia, and there’s no doubt that many will upgrade their hardware this Fall when Battlefield 4 hits the stores.
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