Battlefield 3 runs on Frosbite 2, probably the most advanced graphics engine currently on the market. A deferred rendering engine, it supports tessellation and calculates lighting via a compute shader.
We tested High and Normal modes and measured performance with Fraps, on a well-defined route. The game is updated via Origin.
The GeForce GTX 600s are particularly efficient at 1080p in Battlefield 3, allowing the GTX 680 to outdo the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition at high quality and to equal it at ultra quality. At 2560x1600 however the GHz Edition takes the lead.