Another one of the first games of the next generation is Battlefield 4. Although I’m sure most people will ignore the dreadful single player campaign, that’s what we’ll use for repeatable benchmarks. This time we went through the first part of the Singapore level – yes, another beach storming level in a military shooter.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BAB7Yg1QLw&rel=0]
Once again, the Core i3 4340 sits with the $200-220 CPUs and is able to allow the R9 280X to run at its full potential. While the other CPUs performed well in Battlefield 4, they leave less headroom for either Vsync lag, or increased visual settings.