DICE has partnered up with Nvidia for the upcoming Battlefield V and one would assume that the game runs better of Nvidia GPUs. Well despite Battlefield V being a Nvidia game, Radeon RX 580 beat Nvidia GTX 1060 in Battlefield V benchmarks.
PCGamesN benchmarked the upcoming Battlefield V and pitted Radeon RX 580 and Nvidia GTX 1060 against one another and the results show that DICE has a long way to go to optimize its game for Nvidia GPUs as the Radeon RX 580 beat Nvidia GTX 1060 in both 1080p and 1440p benchmarks of Battlefield V alpha.
For the benchmarks, Strix versions of both GTX 1080 and RX 580 were used with the game’s quality set on Ultra. The GPUs were tested for both DirectX 11 and DirectX 12.
For the 1080p benchmark of Battlefield V alpha with DirectX 11, the GTX 1060 managed to render an average of 45 FPS which compared to the RX 580 is significantly low as AMD’s GPU managed to render an average of 68 FPS.
For the 1440p benchmark with DirectX 11, the gap in the FPS for the two GPUs was reduced a bit but, the RX 580 still managed to get an upper hand by rendering 44% increased FPS.
However, in the DirectX 12 benchmarks for Battlefield V alpha, the GTX 1060 saw drops in its average FPS for both 1080p and 1440p while the RX 580 managed to maintain its average FPS.
These benchmarks reveal that despite Battlefield V being a Nvidia optimized title, the game still runs better on AMD’s GPU.
This might be because of the Frostbite game engine, on which the game is being developed, as Frostbite has always performed better on AMD GPUs.
Despite of the results, DICE wants its game to run smoothly on all hardware configurations and for now, it seems that both DICE and Nvidia need to work on the game’s optimization for Nvidia GPUs.
It is important to note that the benchmarks were done for the alpha version of the game and the game is still in development.
So we will reserve our judgment for the final version of the game which might be optimized for both Nvidia and AMD GPUs.
Speaking of the game, DICE has emphasized that it intends to keep historical accuracy with Battlefield V and also hinted that it may include a Bagpipe to the game as a weapon.
Battlefield V is a first-person action shooter in development at Nvidia and is scheduled to launch October 16, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.