Star Wars: Battlefront II Trial PC Performance Review

Introduction

Star Wars: Battlefront II Trial PC Performance Review

Introduction

Star Wars: Battlefront II is a game that has a highly mixed reception, few can deny that the game is beautiful and the addition of a single-player campaign will have Star Wars fans extremely interested in this release, even if only for lore reasons. 

As a game that will support both DirectX 11 and DirectX 12, Battlefront II is also a technological showcase, which at launch will hopefully showcase some a noteworthy performance gains when using Microsoft's newer API. With the visuals on show here it will certainly be interesting to see what kind of hardware is required to run this game well. 

What brings this game down in the eyes of many is the title's inclusion of a "loot box" system, which will tie specific unlocks behind unlockable and purchasable loot crates, which are said to be able to give players a huge advantage when playing the game online. The term "pay-to-win" has been thrown around a lot when this title has been discussed in social media, though this is not what we will be looking at today. This is a PC PERFORMANCE overview after all. 

With this game only being available in a Trial form it is possible that the game will have a notable performance boost at launch, thanks to last-minute optimisations and/or new GPU drivers from AMD or Nvidia. 
  


GPU Drivers 

Neither AMD or Nvidia have released drivers for the Play-First Trial of Star Wars: Battlefront II, which means that there could be plenty of room for performance improvements before the game officially launches.  

In these tests, we were using AMD's Radeon Software 17.11.1 driver and Nvidia's Geforce 388.13 driver. 

 

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13-11-2017, 14:53:53

dadyal
where is vega 56 . 64 and 64 LC ? Where is 1080ti ?Quote

13-11-2017, 15:38:50

WYP
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Originally Posted by dadyal View Post
where is vega 56 . 64 and 64 LC ? Where is 1080ti ?
Simple answer, because our games review guy does not have those GPUs to test with at the moment. This is something that we want to address but alas, hardware does not grow on trees.

The lack of these GPUs in our testing is not due to any lack of desire to test them.Quote

13-11-2017, 17:40:48

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by dadyal View Post
where is vega 56 . 64 and 64 LC ? Where is 1080ti ?
Vast majority of people don't have those cards anyway. So does it even matter much? It's not like you don't know where they will end up anywayQuote

13-11-2017, 19:30:07

Daiyus
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Vast majority of people don't have those cards anyway. So does it even matter much? It's not like you don't know where they will end up anyway
It'd be nice to see the 56 brought into the lineup at least. While Vega was a bit of let down the 56 at least holds its own and does vary between competing with a 1070 or 1080 depending on the game.Quote

14-11-2017, 04:11:19

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Vast majority of people don't have those cards anyway. So does it even matter much? It's not like you don't know where they will end up anyway
Same could be said for any GPU we test at some point. Doesn't mean that the Vega series doesn't deserve a spot in the lineup.

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Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
It'd be nice to see the 56 brought into the lineup at least. While Vega was a bit of let down the 56 at least holds its own and does vary between competing with a 1070 or 1080 depending on the game.
While Vega can be seen as a letdown, it does offer decent levels of performance when priced correctly. Some games do take advantage of the hardware quite well, particularly Wolfenstein II: TNC when using the latest game updates.

Far Cry 5 will also be an interesting example since it uses Rapid Packed math.Quote
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