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Battlefield 4 used AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card for demo debut

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AMD has confirmed that the new AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card was the one used to demo the new Battlefield 4 game.

Claiming it to be the “world’s fastest graphics card”, Simon Ng, Product Marketing Engineer at AMD said the “[AMD Radeon] HD 7990 was the graphics card of choice for the Battlefield 4 debut”.

Apparently the 1GHz AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card has 6GB of GDDR5 RAM and is capable of speeds up to 8.2teraFLOPS. Understandably then, it is “DICE’s graphics card of choice”.

AMD also stated that it is focused “on becoming the number 1 choice of graphics supplier for the major consoles”. The AMD GPU is already confirmed for the PS4 and could potentially feature in the as yet unannounced Xbox 720 console. 

Battlefield 4 Features
Launched at a duo of dedicated events at the end of last month, Battlefield 4 is powered by DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine and looks to be a stunning game with photorealistic graphics.

The game was demoed at the event using the AMD Radeon HD 7990, which enabled such high calibre graphics. Over 17 minutes long, the demo starts with the player’s character Recker trapped underwater in a sinking vehicle with his team.

“To be this early in development, and to already be so polished is a huge achievement for the DICE team and reflection of their passion and commitment to driving the franchise forward,” said EA Games’ Executive Vice President, Patrick Soderlund.

EA has already assured players that they will be able to explore vast environments, access a variety of vehicles and Battlefield 4 will also include multiplayer aspects in the main campaign. Directing squadmates and having their progress tracked as they progress will both be incorporated into the upcoming game.

“As artists and craftspeople, we are focused on creating a dynamic, open design that brings people together with amazing, surprising unscripted moments that they’ll talk about for days. That’s the beauty of Battlefield.”

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