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Battlefield 5 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Alex Alderson), 11/27/2018

The best-looking FPS with only minor graphics improvements. Although the engine underpinning Battlefield V has hardly improved from its predecessor, the latest game in the Battlefield series is one of the prettiest PC games around. Read on to find how well Battlefield V runs in our benchmark tests. You will also learn what the system requirements are.

Battlefield V

Technology

As we mentioned earlier, Battlefield V looks great, but it largely looks no better than its predecessor. That does not matter though as the game looks extremely detailed for a title released in 2018 and is a visually impressive first-person shooter. Textures are mostly, but not always, first class. Specifically, structured surfaces like soil are rendered in greater detail on Battlefield V than in other games and often include accumulations of stones etc. Moreover, the effects are convincing, be that smoke, sparks or explosions. The lighting looks stylish too, while the destructible environments add to the game’s realism and are rarely replicated by Battlefield V’s competitors. The excellent physics system ties all this together into an impressive package that offers an entertaining experience. The maps are well-designed for multiplayer too.

Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V

Overall, Battlefield is a visually impressive spectacle that reminds us of earlier titles in the Call of Duty series. By contrast, Black Ops 4 can neither match its predecessor nor Battlefield V for atmosphere, which the latter has in abundance.

Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V

We encountered few technical issues when playing the game besides a couple of clipping bugs and connection errors. This does not surprise us though, as the Frostbite engine that underpins Battlefield is now on its third version, having been incrementally refined by DICE since its initial release in 2008. In short, the engine should largely be free from bugs.

Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V

We also applaud the developers for the game’s extensive graphics menu, which has been divided into Basic and Advanced modes. The menu includes over 30 settings, but the ones that we are most excited about are in the expanded menu. There you will find a DirectX 12 mode, which should push systems harder than DirectX 11 and an HDR option that enables V-Sync and a frame rate limit of up to 200 FPS. Unfortunately, we could not entirely disable the latter option, although few graphics cards can achieve optimal performance with HDR fully on even at minimum graphics settings.

Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V

Please note, the Frostbite engine will use downsampling or upscaling to render the game if the resolution scaling is not set to 100%. We would also recommend disabling the ‘Future Frame Rendering’ option for a better gaming experience. We turned off the GPU memory restrictions for our tests too. There are also a few graphics presets for those who do not want to mess about with fine tuning graphics settings.

Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V

In our experience, all graphics changes are effective immediately, except for ‘Future Frame Rendering’, which requires a restart. We have included screenshots below to demonstrate this, but unfortunately we do not have comparison images from Black Ops 4. Battlefield V currently takes up around 44 GB of storage, but we expect this to change when EA releases updates. We hope that the developers could improve loading times though, as they occasionally feel too long for our liking.

Battlefield V
Battlefield V
Battlefield V

Benchmarks

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We decided to benchmark Battlefield V at the start of the Tirailleur campaign to achieve comparable results across systems and graphics settings. As demonstrated in the video below, the benchmark sequence runs for around a minute and comprises of a short pre-rendered section followed by a real-time action sequence. The latter part includes close-ups of characters, trees, vehicles and an explosion, which should stress most systems. We record frame rates with FRAPS, for reference.

Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Ultra Preset
Ultra Preset

Our benchmark should correspond with the stress that the game will put systems under in single-player mode. Multiplayer battles tend to be more graphically demanding though with more characters being rendered onscreen, which typically results in around a 10-20% FPS drop compared to when playing in single-player mode. We would recommend playing multiplayer battles on graphics settings that can achieve at least 60 FPS for the best online experience.

While multiplayer is guaranteed to provide a fun experience, we were left feeling underwhelmed by the story mode. The campaign has good ideas, AI, mission design and storytelling, but it just did not feel as fun as the multiplayer mode. Perhaps we have been spoiled by too many glossy shooters in recent years.

Results

HD (1280x720)

We would recommend playing Battlefield V at lowest graphics settings with at least a dedicated GPU. The Intel HD Graphics 630 on an Intel Core i7-7700HQ achieved an average of 14.9 FPS on the low preset at 1280x720, which is unplayable. By contrast, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) and the older GeForce GTX 960M can average 79 FPS and 74.8 FPS, respectively.

Battlefield V
    1280x720 Low Preset
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, 1950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
160 (min: 89) fps ∼80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
181 (min: 145) fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
191 (min: 171) fps ∼95%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
190 (min: 158) fps ∼95%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 9900K
Desktop-PC
188 (min: 159) fps ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
184 (min: 154) fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
167 (min: 113) fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
149 (min: 122) fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
137 (min: 99) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
137 (min: 100) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
124 (min: 98) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
106 (min: 99) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
79 (min: 52) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
100.9 (min: 77) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
74.8 (min: 54) fps ∼37%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
69 (min: 24) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
35.3 (min: 28) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
37 (min: 29) fps ∼18%
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
fps ∼0%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
14.9 (min: 5) fps ∼7%

FHD (1920x1080)

Playing the game at FHD requires another step up in GPU performance, as neither the GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) or the GeForce GTX 960M can average over 50 FPS. Hence, we would recommend playing Battlefield V at FHD on the low or medium presets with at least a GeForce GTX 970M or an AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH. The latter is also powerful enough to handle the game on the high preset too, although we would suggest using a GeForce GTX 980M for a more fluid gaming experience if you prefer the GPUs in the green corner.

Battlefield V
    1920x1080 Ultra Preset     1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, 1950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
137 (min: 111) fps ∼68%
146.5 (min: 92) fps ∼73%
153 (min: 81) fps ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
141 (min: 120) fps ∼70%
154 (min: 132) fps ∼77%
166 (min: 124) fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
128 (min: 98) fps ∼64%
142 (min: 118) fps ∼71%
166 (min: 139) fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
110 (min: 87) fps ∼55%
121 (min: 99) fps ∼60%
146 (min: 119) fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
108 (min: 77) fps ∼54%
121 (min: 81) fps ∼60%
133 (min: 86) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
103 (min: 78) fps ∼51%
113 (min: 86) fps ∼56%
122 (min: 92) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
102 (min: 65) fps ∼51%
112 (min: 71) fps ∼56%
115 (min: 76) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 9900K
Desktop-PC
81.9 (min: 64) fps ∼41%
90.2 (min: 73) fps ∼45%
109 (min: 90) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
78.3 (min: 60) fps ∼39%
86.3 (min: 71) fps ∼43%
106 (min: 87) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
70.6 (min: 50) fps ∼35%
81.1 (min: 63) fps ∼40%
96.3 (min: 70) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
61.4 (min: 47) fps ∼31%
68.1 (min: 55) fps ∼34%
82 (min: 62) fps ∼42%
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH, 8809G
Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK
59.8 (min: 48) fps ∼30%
66 (min: 54) fps ∼33%
81 (min: 67) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
48.5 (min: 36) fps ∼24%
53.6 (min: 43) fps ∼27%
65.6 (min: 50) fps ∼33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
36.3 (min: 19) fps ∼18%
41.8 (min: 34) fps ∼21%
48.6 (min: 36) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
35.1 (min: 26) fps ∼17%
42.5 (min: 33) fps ∼21%
52.4 (min: 38) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
25.6 (min: 19) fps ∼13%
30.7 (min: 24) fps ∼15%
37.7 (min: 28) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
25.6 (min: 19) fps ∼13%
32 (min: 25) fps ∼16%
38.5 (min: 27) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
11.3 (min: 8) fps ∼6%
13 (min: 9) fps ∼6%
16.1 (min: 11) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
11.4 (min: 8) fps ∼6%
13 (min: 9) fps ∼6%
16.5 (min: 12) fps ∼8%

QHD (2,560 x 1,440) & UHD (3840x2160)

QHD is playable on the ultra preset with at least a GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), but we would advise using a GeForce GTX 980 or a GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) for a smooth experience. Playing Battlefield V on UHD on the ultra preset is a challenge for even the most powerful of desktop GPUs. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) is the only GPU to average over 60 FPS of our comparison table, while the GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) can only average 51.5 FPS. We would recommend against using anything less powerful than a GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) at these settings because the game will look choppy.

Battlefield V
    3840x2160 Ultra Preset     2560x1440 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, 1950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
71.2 (min: 57) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
68 (min: 53) fps ∼65%
117 (min: 96) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
55.8 (min: 44) fps ∼54%
97.9 (min: 78) fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
51.5 (min: 42) fps ∼50%
85.5 (min: 64) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
46.7 (min: 37) fps ∼45%
83.6 (min: 66) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
44.8 (min: 36) fps ∼43%
81.7 (min: 65) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
41.4 (min: 32) fps ∼40%
75.2 (min: 60) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 9900K
Desktop-PC
32 (min: 25) fps ∼31%
61.5 (min: 49) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
30.7 (min: 19) fps ∼30%
58.3 (min: 46) fps ∼36%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
27.7 (min: 22) fps ∼27%
52.8 (min: 41) fps ∼33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
23.3 (min: 17) fps ∼22%
45.2 (min: 35) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
15.4 (min: 7) fps ∼15%
33.1 (min: 22) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
12.8 (min: 8) fps ∼12%
25.6 (min: 18) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
2.7 (min: 1) fps ∼3%
17 (min: 11) fps ∼10%

Overview

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      Model
Battlefield V
 Battlefield V (2018)
low
1280x720
Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
4k
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
181
166
154
141
68
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
160
153
146.5
137
71.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
191
166
142
128
55.8
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
185.15n2
155.6n2
142n2
134.15n2
59.15n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
124
115
112
102
51.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
111
47.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
183.65n2
141.3n2
119.25n2
108.35n2
45.8n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
167
133
121
108
44.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
149
122
113
103
41.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
91.7
85.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
188
109
90.2
81.9
32
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
194.3
124.1
102.3
92.8
36.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
184
106
86.3
78.3
30.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
137
96.3
81.1
70.6
27.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
137
82
68.1
61.4
23.3
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
161
81
66
59.8
20.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
65.8
53.2
44.5
39.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
140
63
51.9
50.9
17.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
106
65.6
53.6
48.5
15.4
      Model
Battlefield V
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
124
55.6
43.1
36.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
79
48.6
41.8
36.3
12.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
100.9
52.4
42.5
35.1
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
95.3
49.6
41.3
36.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
74.8
37.7
30.7
25.6
2.7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
71.5
30.7
25.7
20.2
1.2
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
69
38.5
32
25.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
68.1
31
25.7
19.8
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
66.9n2
30.9n2
26.1n2
25.1n2
8.4n2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
30.1
14.8
12
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
35.3
16.1
13
11.3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
62.1
27.5
23.7
22.5
5.6
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
37
16.5
13
11.4
Intel HD Graphics 630
14.9
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
123Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Test Systems

Device Graphics Card Processor RAM OS
Desktop-PC I MSI GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X)
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i9-9900K 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC II NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB GDDR5X)
ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti (6 GB GDDR5)
XFX Radeon R9 Fury (4 GB HBM)
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X (4 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X (3 GB GDDR5)
MSI Radeon R7 370 (2 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-7740X 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Acer Triton 700 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS G752VS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT62VR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS GL753VD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL62 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS G752VY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GS60 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL72 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI PE60 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI PL62 NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI CX72 NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP62 NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-5700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitor NVIDIA Driver AMD Driver
2 x ASUS PB287Q , Philips 328P6VJEB ForceWare 416.94 Adrenalin 18.11.2
MSI CX61 NVIDIA GeForce 920M (2GB DDR3) Intel Celeron 2970M
ASUS N551ZU AMD Radeon R9 M280X (4GB GDDR5) AMD FX-7600P
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Florian Glaser, 2018-11-27 (Update: 2018-11-28)