Star Wars: Battlefront II Trial PC Performance Review

Hardware and Testing Methodology

Star Wars: Battlefront II Trial PC Performance Review

Hardware and Testing Methodology

When benchmarking modern games it is very important that we use a variety of hardware configuration, not only to provide a large number of results but also to see how modern games play on both new and old hardware configurations.  

At OC3D we are constantly working to improve our testing methods and we are currently looking to new methods to improve our game performance reviews, with plans in place to conduct more in-depth CPU testing in the near future. 

Right now we are also exploring options that will bring AMD's latest RX Vega series GPUs into our GPU test suite.  

 

Hardware Setup

Our games testing rig is based on our normal GPU testing setup, using the same ASUS X99 Gaming Strix motherboard with an Intel i7 6850K and 32GB of Corsair memory.  

This system is powered by a Corsair HX1200i PSU and cooled using an H110i AIO liquid cooler, with all of these parts coming in Corsair's new 460X enclosure. 

 


Game Test Rig

Intel i7 6850K @4.0 GHz
ASUS X99 Strix
Corsair Vengeance LP 4x8GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 "Creators Update"

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Update- Ryzen CPU Testing 

We have now updated our game testing to include Ryzen CPU hardware, which we will test at various core configuration to see how many cores are required/beneficial to play a game. 

We will also be using our Ryzen hardware to compare data with our Intel i7 6850K, to see whether or not Ryzen has any performance advantages or disadvantages over its Intel counterpart.  

AMD Ryzen Game Test Rig
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 4.0GHz
ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero
Corsair Vengeance LED 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair 460X System Chassis
Corsair RMi650
Corsair H115i
Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition
Windows 10 x64 "Creators Update"

 

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Inside this PC we will be using a wide range of GPUs for game testing. Here is a list of every GPU that we are currently using for dedicated game testing. 

Geforce GTX 10-series

- Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition
- Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition
- ASUS GTX 1060 Strix Gaming OC

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Geforce GTX 900-series 

- Nvidia GTX 980 Ti (Reference Design)
- ASUS GTX 960 Strix 

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AMD GCN GPUs

- AMD R9 Fury X (Reference)
- ASUS R9 380 Strix

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AMD RX 400-series

- AMD RX 480 Strix OC

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Rig Gallery

The reasons behind the hardware choices in out test setup are simple, bringing together a range of hardware that not only provides a solid basis for both GPU and CPU testing in modern games but also come in a neat package that will visually appeal to modern gamers/PC builders.

Yes, we could have used a test bench or a similar hardware configuration, but we think that all of our hardware should be tested in its native environment and in the same way that home users will use their chosen hardware.   

The component selection here is mostly based on each product's performance when they were originally reviewed, providing a high-quality baseline for future games testing. 

 

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Below are some photos for those that want some late night shots of this PC, showcasing exactly why we chose white memory for this RGB setup. In these pictures, we are using ASUS' Aura software to control our LED lighting, as well as the included LED controls on our Corsair 460X chassis. 

 

Keyboard & Mouse

To control this setup we will be using Corsair Strafe RGB keyboard with Cherry MX Silent keys alongside a Corsair M65 RGB mouse, matching the general theme of this RGB illuminated system.  

Cherry MX Silent Keys are ideal for gaming, coming with similar characteristics as Cherry MX Red keys, but with quieter operation. This comparative silence will help keep players immersed in their games, without the distracting clicks that are present in other Cherry key types.  

 

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Most Recent Comments

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.

Quote:
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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