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Battlefield 4 optimized for AMD graphics on PCs

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BF4 will be extra optimized for AMD CPUs and GPUs, according to a new report.

AMD Battlefield 4According 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.

Will you be upgrading your hardware for Battlefield 4? Or will you get the console version? Let us know in the comments section!

47 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. joe
    July 9th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Yeah buddy finally first! PS4 ALL THE WAY !DIE HARD BATTLEFIELD FAN CALL OF DUTY SUCKS! CANT WAIT.

    • WOOT FTW
      July 9th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      If you’re going to be first for a comment atleast make it meaningful, or don’t comment at all.

    • Mini
      July 9th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      what a kid. And a fanboy.
      That’s a great combination

    • Tenzing
      July 10th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Imma Die hard BF fan! Started playing BF on BC2.

  2. Blah
    July 9th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    AMD sucks….. This is stupid

    • fergfin
      July 9th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      You’re an idiot, if you actually have a look at some benchmarks, then you will see that AMD cards are actually quite similar in performance. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses. I’ll out it simply for you, as you obviously don’t know much about GPU’s. AMD cards run better on games such as Crysis, and well, BF4, simply because they are optimized. Nvidia cards run better on games such as BF3 because it is optimize. (I couldn’t be bothered to look for more examples for you).

      There is no “better” GPU brand, it’s entirely up to preference and which games you are willing to play…

      • Steve
        July 13th, 2013 at 7:58 am

        Lol! oh my god reality hits you in the face and yet you still ignore it.

    • Steve
      July 13th, 2013 at 7:56 am

      Hahaha suck it up Intel fanboy!

    • MisterBister
      November 7th, 2013 at 8:04 am

      AMD doesn’t suck, in fact, their new GPU is better and cheaper than the TITAN (i personally prefer Nvidia though)

  3. Sweaty Thumbsticks
    July 9th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I am getting the PS4 and maybe one day ill do PC gaming but yes BF4 on the PS4 !

    • roflsunriz
      July 9th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      The differrence is just using “Dual Shock 4 Controller on PS4″ or ” Mouse and Keyboard on PC” or “LeapMotion on PC” or etc…
      I think keboard and mouse are best for FPS.

  4. erik
    July 9th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    bf4 on ps4

  5. askjdhaj
    July 9th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Actually, there were 66 PC’s. There 2 commanders, remember?

    • Big Pink Ash Hole
      July 9th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      But commanders had more screens and shit.

      • Tenzing
        July 10th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

        He said computers, not monitor. They are different in case you didn’t know. Are you new to PCs?

  6. sparky
    July 9th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Im glad pc is having a good advantage as long as the console gets a decent upgrade from bf3. I want to see next gen not next game.

  7. krumpirko888
    July 9th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    well i’m using 6770 and i hoped this optimization will add few fps

    • Mucky L
      July 9th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Yeah same.

  8. Tiezzynator
    July 9th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Why did EA chose for crappy AMD, every AMD GPU I had was broken and their CPU’s are powerconsuming low performance shot. I now use an Intel/ nVidia system and it works like it has to.

    • DotAX
      July 9th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      Just as it is. Bought 4850 in 2008 and it was ok, then bought 5870 and it was buggy as hell. It crashed my PC every 3 hours with BSOD. Finally I bought GTX 580 and I am happy right now.

    • Joe Bloggins
      July 13th, 2013 at 8:07 am

      That’s because games in the past weren’t optimized for AMD hardware, now the next gen are, so lap it up! lol

      • Adrian
        September 21st, 2013 at 2:40 am

        AMD is the budget choice since I can remember. This is obviously the reason why their cards were chosen for consoles.
        At this moment, the most powerful AMD card can only be compared with mainstream Nvidia cards, because Nvidia high-end cards are miles away from the best AMD chipset.
        I can’t understand how you people can be so blind. Just watch any tests and benchmarks to see the facts and stop talking nonsense.
        BF4 would have to be highly optimized for 7970 to surpass the gtx 670, and that’s the nvidia mainstream chipset.

  9. mohammad
    July 9th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    but GTX is better than AMD , why focusing on the weak while you have the stronger ? even on ps4 they said from the start it was powered by nvidia but then it was powered by AMD even with the good graphics sony should use GTX .

    • roflsunriz
      July 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      PS4 and Xbox one are using AMD GPU.(Xbox one:Entry-level PS4:Middle)
      So BF4 will be optimized to Radeon , I think.

    • phobia
      July 10th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Do you even know what you’re talking about?
      Yes, the GTX Titan holds the performance crown, but an average gamer can’t afford it anyway. The € 200 pricepoint is where the money is being made, and there AMD and Nvidia trade blows there.
      Yes, both XBox One and PS4, use a Graphics Core Next based GPU, but that doesn’t mean a thing either. Optimization is done at a very late stage in the development process either how, mostly by AMD and Nvidia providing code snippets to optimize the game rendering engine.

      • alex
        August 3rd, 2013 at 6:07 am

        Actually its just the most expensive not really made for pure gaming just for crunching numbers in general

      • LOST TLAE
        August 7th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

        Lol GTX titan is not the 1st neither the 2nd best graphic card.

        noob.

        gtx 690 and 7990 beats that shit,

        hd 7990 1st. check benchmark videos newb.

        • Ryan
          September 21st, 2013 at 12:57 pm

          GTX Titan is the most powerful single GPU card on the market. The 7990 and GTX 690 are both dual GPUs. You’re the noob.

  10. ctt
    July 9th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I think my gtx 780 will do just fine :)

    • roflsunriz
      July 9th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      If you buy plus 3 gtx 780 and set SLI, you can get more better performance. :D

  11. Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
    July 9th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Why not optimize it for both? Seems like the logical thing to do. Optimizing it for one brand of hardware solely because of ‘lol parternerships’ is bad development in my opinion.

    • WOOT FTW
      July 9th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      The next generation of corporate America.

    • Mini
      July 9th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Obviously they are going to optimize both. But it’s going to be more optimized with AMD.

      Yes, AMD pays them good money and DICE agree to have a partnership with them is bad development. That makes no sense.
      And by the way, in case you haven’t realized, DICE can’t choose Nvidia and AMD. You can have a partnership with both competitors…

      You clearly need to read between the lines and put a little more thought into this

      • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
        July 9th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

        Yeah my bad, I noticed that after reading the entire article. I have a really bad habit of commenting on things I just skim through

    • roflsunriz
      July 9th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Do you really understand the meaning of “optimization” ?
      They can not optimize both hardware.
      If they try to optimize to the both,the game can not run on the best performance on them.

      • ArithonUK
        July 10th, 2013 at 2:06 am

        @roflsunriz – it is easily possible to optimised code for either hardware set and simply use a hardware detection variable to run the correct optimised procedure for the appropriate hardware during runtime.

        If %amd% Then ThrowPixelsAtAMD
        ElseIf %nvidia% Then ThrowPixelsAtGF
        Else
        ThrowPixelsAndPray
        End If

        Not rocket science. Optimisation is just making best use of hardware specific functionality. In this case, either AMD or SONY/Microsoft are sponsoring DICE to make the game run a bit better on their hardware for the PR value.
        While it might be a little better on AMD, it’s hardly in DICE’s interest to have their flagship game run like crap on 52% of all gaming PC’s, now is it?

        • roflsunriz
          July 10th, 2013 at 8:29 am

          Thank you for supplementary.
          Yeah that is too bad.

    • alex
      August 3rd, 2013 at 6:08 am

      Not possible unless you want the game 6 months later

  12. Oddball
    July 9th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I’m looking at AMD parts for a new PC so I guess this is a good thing, saves me money too.

  13. lulz
    July 10th, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Well,if the game will be optimized for AMD it means that it will run great on nVidia cardz.DICE/EA can`t afford to lose the guyz that have nVidia cardz coz they will lose too much money.

    • Joe Bloggins
      July 13th, 2013 at 8:09 am

      No they wont, consoles has the biggest games share PC market is just a small niche, so makes sense to have an AMD based PC if you want to game on a PC, because the ports will just be knocked out.

      A weaner i5 is going to be quite pathetic, an i7 should be fine.

  14. whatever
    July 10th, 2013 at 4:33 am

    More ‘partnerships’ and marketing. This ‘optimization for just one brand’ is so last year.

  15. One
    July 10th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    this is a marketing stunt.

    Dice says they optimize their game especially for one brand so they can get more people to buy their line of graphic cards (with whom they have partnered with).

    that doesn’t necessarily mean nVidia gfx cards will be less optimized for bf4, though i guess PhysX will not be present, nor TXAA.

    thing is, they have already pulled that trick 2 years ago when they said the optimize the game for nVidia cards so people would buy them. (and those cards can still run BF4 on a pretty high setting, so no reason to get people to buy the next line of gfx cards)

    my OC’ed AMD HD7850 can run BF3 on ultra without problem and even better than GTX 570 owners, even if the game is “nVidia optimized”.

  16. Dubious Squirrel
    July 16th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I don’t think the final version will run significantly worse on Intel or Nvidia hardware, EA wont want to alienate a large chunk of its customers. I upgraded to a 4770K and GTX 780 just before the alpha hit, so I’m already committed now. But even if I wasn’t, I wouldn’t rush out and buy all AMD just for their marketing exercise.

  17. flamingfirewolf
    August 13th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    hey guys,
    i’m new to PC gaming and so i am of need of some help with understanding if i need to upgrade my graphics card.
    i have a custom build gaming rig that has a “AMD duel fan 7770 black edition”
    and i also have only one monitor.
    should i spend the money and get a “AMD duel fan 7970″? or should i get another monitor to have that feature of having the map on a second monitor?

    i am wanting a expert opinion on this thanks :)

    • JustThatHelpfulGuy
      September 19th, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Honestly if your wanting to use two monitors your going to want to have more vram, if i was you i would be going for 3gbs of vram which the 7970 provides im not sure if they make a 2gb version but i wouldnt want a 2gb version if it was me. Me myself im a nvidia guy but theres nothing wrong with amd, i actually have 2 builds one with the fx 8150 and a hd 6950 and one with an i7 3770k and two gtx 670′s in sli yes a tad overkill i know but i built up to this second system slowly xD but yes sorry i deverged if your wanting solid gaming at 1080p on one monitor as a minimum id go with the 7970 because i just recently built 2 pc’s for a couple friends and one had the xfx 7770 and the other with an msi 7750 and i saw crap gaming at 1080p in my opinion they are not 1080p cards if your looking for a solid 40-60fps at all times. So down to the point please just get the 7970 or hell i believe and dont quote me because i havnt kept up with it but wait for the 8xxx series they should be coming out soon i think and it would drop the price of the 7xxx series what ever ya want im just throwing some ideas out there. :D good luck on your decision.

  18. icebrotha123
    September 25th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I sure do hope my overclocked fx-6300 and my amd 7970 see some great optimization from this game.

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