We tested Battlefield 3 with all of its DX11 goodness cranked up, including the "Ultra" quality settings with both 4X MSAA and the high-quality version of the post-process FXAA. We tested in the "Operation Guillotine" level, for 60 seconds starting at the third checkpoint.
Blessedly, there aren't many wrinkles at all in BF3 performance from any of the cards. The 99th percentile frame times mirror the FPS averages, and all is well with the world. Even the slow cards are just generally slow and not plagued with excessively spiky, uneven frame times like we saw in Arkham City. This time, the GeForce GTX 680 outperforms the Radeon HD 7970 in every metric we throw at it, although its advantage is incredibly slim in every case.
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