Battlefield 3 is the latest installment in the Battlefield franchise released in 2011. It is based on the Frostbite 2 engine, which is DirectX 11. In order to measure performance using this game, we walked our way through the first half of the “Operation Swordbreaker” mission, measuring the number of frames per second using FRAPS. We tested this game at 1920×1080, configuring all image quality settings at their lowest values.
The A10-5800K again achieved the highest performance; however, the frame rate was very low to play this game comfortably, even after reducing the image quality settings to their lowest. Here the A10-5800K was 22% faster than the GeForce GT 440, 31% faster than the A8-3870K, and 211% faster than the Core i3-3220. The Core i3-2105 is not capable of running this game, since its video engine is DirectX 10.1.