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Battlefield 4 demo ran on an AMD Radeon HD 7990 ‘Malta’ Video Card

Battlefield 4 demo ran on an AMD Radeon HD 7990 ‘Malta’ Video Card (AMD, Battlefield 4, PC)

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majiebeast  +   672d ago
Seen alot of devs switching from Nvidia to AMD does anyone know why? Is it because of the Ps4,720(not confirmed),WiiU using AMD parts?
NastyLeftHook0  +   672d ago
your spot on.
vulcanproject  +   672d ago
Battlefield is technically an 'AMD' supported series. That is, DICE partner with AMD graphics, and not Nvidia's TWIMTBP programme.

There was no switch.

All you are seeing is AMD ramp up their 'gaming evolved' brand to counter Nvidia's long running TWIMTBP PC program. It isn't really about the consoles, BF4 is AMD gaming evolved branded.

It is ironic really, because Battlefield 3 clearly runs better on Nvidia equivalent hardware- GTX680>7970ghz, 670>7970, 660ti>7950 etc on BF3 where other games the situation is mostly reversed.

The engine seems to favour Nvidia architecture. Wouldn't surprise me if BF4 does as well.
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Hydrolex  +   672d ago
Nvidia is a good when it comes to making graphic cards but they are greedy and no one likes greedy people...
Lisica  +   672d ago
His spot on?
Winter47th  +   672d ago
This is unfortunate, AMD has THE worst driver-support out of the two, sometimes taking months to support a newly released game in their drivers.
DarthZoolu  +   672d ago
nvidia hardware does perform slightly faster but it cost a lot more, definitely not worth the cost difference compared to performance. Also AMD cards can do other stuff like bit minning. AMD Graphics Cards usually have a lot of headroom for overclocking which usually puts the performance on par with nvidia or better. driver support being better for 1 company or the other is an old fanboy argument from about 8 years ago that is no longer true.
fatstarr  +   671d ago
Nvidia has been beating Amd/Ati's ass for years just recently with the dual gpu cards did Ati/Amd get back into the picture.

in the end of the day it wont matter what you run it on as long as its up to the job.
greenpowerz  +   672d ago
Financial reasons with console makers and all the related parties wanting the least hassle free experience with the console tech and makers.

^^Talking only some game related parties... Not the end of the world PS3 fan doom end of the world, I hate'em rhetoric.

These new cards are powerful allowing impressive effects in BF4 although the rest of the game is familiar. Must see Multi player on any console before i judge.

Even the card I showed in my link won't match what was shown.
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ginsunuva  +   672d ago
Where are devs "switching" to AMD, and what does "switching" even mean? They develop a game for all pc gpus.

I assume you mean you see AMD SPONSORING more devs lately? Yes, AMD is struggling in the gpu market, so they've been paying a ton of money lately to get their logo at the beginning of games instead of the common Nvidia "Way it's Meant to be Played." Just compensating for lower quality gpus, and the games they sponsor, funnily enough, run better on equivalent Nvidia cards anyways.
wishingW3L  +   672d ago
they sometimes take advantage of certain aspects of a GPU that aren't on the other brands. Game developers most of the time optimize better for Nvdia but now that the Wii U, PS4 and X720 all use AMD GPU that will change.

Why do you think Nvidia has been talking so much crap about the PS4? Because now the focus for developers will be AMD.
FantasyStar  +   672d ago
I think it has nothing to do with which GPU is better and all about AMD trying to get their name out: which means free AMD cards for DICE to work with. After which it all snowballs from there. Sponsorship leads to endorsement, which then leads to bandwagon popularity and finally GPU sales at the retailers.

AMD's special Get 2 free games is surely helping their cause.
vulcanproject  +   671d ago
It won't change. It won't matter all that much for the PC space what particular GPU is inside the consoles. RSX and Xenos are very different in the current consoles and it impacted zero on the PC market.

PC goes its own way technologically and carves its own path in terms of hardware, its the consoles that end up with PC hardware in them, not vice versa.

Nvidia has a significant market share developers aren't going to just forget about that when they make a game for PC.

Also within a couple years generally the architectures can change so much that there is only minor similarities.

PS4 might have a modern architecture in 2013 but within 2 years AMD (and Nvidia) will have probably altered their designs so much it is only vaguely similar to what is in a modern PC GPU. Within 2 years of 360 launching the dominant performance architecture (Nvidia 8800) was nothing like Xenos in 360 or RSX in PS3.

The biggest thing that will impact the PC gaming space will be the fact they share a CPU instruction set (x86) and that impact can only possibly be positive for everyone concerned.
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wishingW3L  +   672d ago
most likely.
animegamingnerd  +   672d ago
yeah spot on the PS4 and wii u are using AMD parts while the 720 is also rumor to so nivida has nothing to with next gen
StraightPath  +   672d ago
the question is will ps4 and the next xbox able to run it same as on PC with ultra settings? seriously graphics were damn amazing.
cayleee  +   672d ago
PS4 and Xbox will essentially be low end PCs by the time they launch, you are setting yourself up for dissapointment if you think you will get ultra settings, be happy if they manage medium.
Scroticus  +   672d ago
You're getting 720p at 60fps, so Ultra without AA is possible. Don't expect full AA and AF.
Twinzclipz  +   672d ago
@cayleee and @scroticus

Nick_515  +   672d ago
Yes, they will. When the PS4 and 720 release, differences in games between them and the PC version will be minimal. It will stay like that for a little while, at least.
CheexInk  +   671d ago
The answer is no. Ultra Settings for a game like Battlefield would require a high-end gaming PC to keep it running smoothly. Most PCs won't be running ultra and certainly no consoles will be running ultra.
Arai  +   672d ago
"Gaming Evolved" thing from AMD, they are pushing more and more to be involved with big releases.
It's a good thing really as their GPU drivers are optimized time and time again to give more/better performance.
Plus those games usually end up being bundled with their GPU's, which is win/win for both AMD/developers.
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Lior  +   672d ago
Does it matter what they played it on i have SLI 680 any game on ultra will run a smooth 60fps no matter what the game is really
TXIDarkAvenger  +   672d ago
Both are great companies. I'm pretty sure those consoles are using AMD because they are cheaper. Nvidia costs more but is slightly better than AMD. Not a huge difference though.
stragomccloud  +   672d ago
Has nothing to do with consoles.
It's because AMD beat Nvidia to the punch with Directx 11 cards, and got a big head start because of that and the lower price point for AMD cards. This goes way back to 2010.
awi5951  +   672d ago
Xbox will be Amd and Ati all the way! Sony has just learned Microsoft's lesson from xbox 1. Nivida sucks balls at cutting deals they will screw you in a heart beat. They forced Microsoft to buy their crap GPU at full price for the whole lifespan of the console with no price savings going to microsoft. So Thats why Nividia is cut out of the console market this gen.
imchuckbass  +   671d ago
You're only seeing AMD in the PS4, 720 and WiiU because they're cheaper. No other reason.
Muffins1223  +   672d ago
Ugh....i think my next gpu will be AMD because it seems they're gonna get allot more support because there supplying both next gen consoles.I have a gtx680 and my cpu is intel so my next cpu i get will be AMD which i will get maybe this year, my next gpu i will get will be like in 2015 and AMD
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FlameBaitGod  +   672d ago
I'm going with AMD this time cus I saw how much of an ass Nvidia is.
Cryptcuzz  +   672d ago
I might be doing that as well for the very same reason.

I really hope AMD does well in the next few years and take back some of the GPU market share from Nvidia.

It is only good for everyone that AMD does well, since competition drives innovation and lower prices.
Modestmex  +   671d ago
That's stupid! Nvidia cards and drivers are better so nvidia will be for me don't care bout this console amd, nvidia shit its stupid.
Cam977  +   672d ago
MuhammadJA  +   672d ago
I'm also going with AMD in my next upgrade. Seeing how it's so cool to hate Nvidia on N4G and since they're also going to be inside the PS4, they're automatically better.

My life is good!
solidt12  +   671d ago
LOL that was funny!
ILive  +   672d ago
Could this possibly be that it could look just as good on the ps4? If so, amazing.
chcolatesnw  +   672d ago
7990 = 7970 x 2
ps4 gpu = ~ 7790

no amount of optimization would get a 7790 within even a 60% gap to 7990 LOOOOOL

expect about 25% of the stuff you saw in the video to be on ps4, ie, 720p 60 fps with low-medium settings.
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GiantFriendlyCrab  +   672d ago
who told you that ps4 would be equipped with 7790?, stop talking shit
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IcyEyes  +   672d ago
People like you looks so hateful ... Its so hard enjoy instead hating and trolling ?

Have a good day, you really need it.
Kur0  +   672d ago
PS4 GPU is actually between a 7850 and 7870.
miso_Jeff  +   672d ago
LOOOOOL @ your troll math
Arai  +   672d ago
PS4 GPU is between 7850 - 7870, Xbox720 is 7770.
For the rest......troll on! /sarcasm
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Twinzclipz  +   672d ago
Dude Sony have their engineers so they can custom the GPU so don't talk earlier if u don't know how this game will looks on Playstation , i mean this game is available on PS3 and XBOX 360 too and if u pick a pc with 256mb or 512mb of ram i'm damn sure ur pc will explode even with low settings u can't play it at 30 fps at least 5 fps.
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Omeganex9999  +   672d ago
Are all PC fanboys buying top ends cards that cost more than a full PS4? Because I see a lot of people bitching 'cause their hypothetical 3000$ systems are already better than something that will probably come out at less than 1/8 of the price. I don't see PC fanboys thinking about the fact that those shitty 400$ systems will have the same games they will play on their PCs though.
gazgriff2k12  +   672d ago
i believe the PS4 and nextbox versions of the are going to be on par with pc. i.e if its 1080p 60fps it will look almost identical to a pc running a 1080p 60fps
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Eyesoftheraven  +   672d ago
The Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty was on par with the PC version and those were very nice visuals back then. Really the only difference was with PC you could run higher resolution & framerate than 360.
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Eyesoftheraven  +   672d ago
Call of Duty 2*
Scroticus  +   672d ago
Already been declared 720p at 60fps. Still going to be pretty, but not AS pretty.
sourav93  +   672d ago
@Scroticus When did DICE ever mention anything about BF4 running on next gen consoles at 720@60fps? That was a rumour. In fact, DICE actually hasn't mentioned anything on resolution when it comes to the next gen consoles.
awi5951  +   672d ago
Yeah thats just so wrong its funny. Used PC gpu's are very cheap on ebay and any of the low to mid range cards will kill a console in visuals. Because our old parts are still really fast because GPU's get changed out so fast the games arent even ready for them.

I remember when the PS3 and xbox 360 launched. I bought a 180 dollar amd gpu to go in my PC and the huge jump in graphics that me and me friends saw was just insane. That card was mid range to high i guess brand new but it would max any game out there on ultra.
ABizzel1  +   672d ago
It's a slim possibility but possible. If you play the PS4 version you won't be able to tell unless you run them side by side. My guess is the demo was running in 4K max, and the PS4 wil be 720p or 1080p high, so it'll look good, but not like that demo.
torchic  +   672d ago

damn, you're smoking some really good stuff there.
Modestmex  +   671d ago
Lol what's wrong witch chu boii!!
ABizzel1  +   671d ago
@torchic & Modestmex

The simple fact that NVIDIA Titan can run BF3 in 4K, max settings, @60fps, which would suggest that the HD 7990 used in the BF4 demo is even more likely to run BF4 in 4k at the same resolution, fps, and settings.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   672d ago
ill be getting soon either the 7870 or 7950 in Crossfire, best and cheapest soultion to will destroy gtx670
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shackdaddy  +   671d ago
Crossfire sucks to deal with though...
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   672d ago
Definitely won't be maxing this out with a single 680gtx... good to see I'll get more work out of it though.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   671d ago
I like that the disagree's mean some optimism from you guys but I'm not so sure I'm going to hit that 1080p/60fps mark with everything maxed if their showcasing it on a 7990. If you take it literally then yeah it'll be able to max it out but what would the frames be like if it's meant for a dual gpu setup?
SKUD  +   672d ago
AMD still needed to improve in terms of support all around. Hopefully these new partnerships will lead to improved driver and game optimization (dev side). Nvidia still has that top support title.
GABRIEL1030  +   672d ago
Sony chooses AMD not only for the price, also for the stability. Nvidia cards need software to improve their performance.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   672d ago
I don't get what your saying?
Scroticus  +   672d ago
Yet AMD constantly has the worst driver support for Crossfire configurations...
Tundra  +   672d ago
You do know hardware is "instructed" by the software right? It doesn't just run without being told what to do.

And fyi, Nvidia has a much better track record than AMD.
GABRIEL1030  +   671d ago
Then Microsoft, Sony and I were wrong?
Omeganex9999  +   672d ago
Dude, no way. I got a 7970M in my laptop (the one rumored to be the GPU on which the PS4 GPU is based on) and for months it had some serious issues cause AMD sucks at driver support. I hope the situation will get better thanks to the fact that AMD will become really popular among the developers.
SkullBlade169  +   671d ago
Run your AMD GPU without downloading the driver from their website and see how well that goes.
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Punch-o  +   672d ago
Malta a new 7990? I'm looking for a new GPU currently have 7950.Get Bf4 on both my Lamborghini -PS4 and my F1 race car =PC.Can't wait.
unprotected  +   672d ago
It was way too soon to develop BF4, thats why it turned into BF3.5, so wont buy it, let alone upgrade hardware for $300
josephayal  +   672d ago
Another Supreme Victory for AMD
Obamanationn  +   672d ago
wont look half as good in that demonstration it will look alright but thats so picture pixel perfect , and were going to have alot of jaggys on console version but its ok ill stick w/ PC version's for FPS games
gazgriff2k12  +   672d ago
next gen consoles use AA and wont be jaggy
Bladesfist  +   672d ago
did you see the killzone trailer? And that was only 30fps.
neyony345  +   672d ago
Lol, after not getting support for my Amd processor and GPU, I finally feel happy that some companies are taking notice at the potential of amd. I feel that and embodies the motto of cheap and efficient. That is why so many game developers, as well as Sony and Microsoft, are taking notice of the potential of amd. :)
e-p-ayeaH  +   672d ago
Nvidia is losing ground i see.
PAYNEinc85  +   672d ago
Both next gen systems will have plenty of ram but the CPU kinda worries me. I believe with 2-3 years of optimizations the GPU will have enough power for some amazing looking games. The CPU seems like the weakest link so far.
DivineAssault  +   672d ago
idk if nx gen consoles can run this at 60fps. I seriously doubt that because this game is full of detail.. we will see though.. That whopping 8GB of memory is going to be very helpful to devs to accomplish some pretty amazing $h*t...
Bladesfist  +   672d ago
Woah a whole 8gb?!?
pissed999  +   672d ago
Pc wins again.
HeroPsychoDreamer  +   672d ago
PC wins what?? Looks like AMD got a winner on their hands with this beast of a card.
pissed999  +   672d ago
Pc wins.
devilhunterx  +   671d ago
My PC didn't. So what now?
Modestmex  +   671d ago
you upgrade that thang.
Yukicore  +   672d ago
I somewhat regret buying AMD, their driver updates are late and you have to manually go to their website for beta drivers.

I chose it because the hardware was cheaper, even though with better specifications, I thought it was only because of Nvidia Physx, popularity - market value. But that wasn't it...
taquito  +   672d ago
no wonder then that the ps4 version is only 720p at 30 frames, with settings turned down, the entire ps4 in about 50% that single 7990
OpenGL  +   671d ago
Well, a 7990 is basically two Radeon 7970s running at a slightly reduced GPU and memory clock speed, so it's less than 50%.

Of course, you can't compare those specs in a vacuum to determine how good a game will look on consoles.
sitharrefus  +   671d ago
well i have hope that my 7790 can run it decently
Qrphe  +   671d ago
I'm sure. I doubt this game will be more graphically intensive than Crysis 3 and that needed a 7970 to run on ultra.


Enjoy your low textures, framerate and 12vs12 MP matches
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Drainage  +   671d ago
hope my ps3 runs it as good as pc aka not crashing like most pc games lmao
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