Electronic Arts and DICE always deliver the best when it comes to the Battlefield franchise.
Battlefield 1 is clearly on the same lines and it looks like the developers have optimized it in such a way that it would even support 4K gaming flawlessly.
Nvidia recently launched the GTX 1080 and the 1070 cards. The GTX 1080 is the top of the line card which has met with great appreciation throughout the globe. It is yet to witness multiple iterations from top manufacturers like Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI among many others. Digital Foundry, the company known for comparing graphical performance in PC and console games posted a detailed graphic comparison video of Battlefield 1.
The footage was gathered from the alpha gameplay session EA and DICE conducted recently. It is the best you could get at the moment and know if your existing rig could run the game. For people who own a Nvidia GTX 1080 card, it is for sure that they could run the title at 4K resolution. Based on the picture perfect optimization and graphical settings provided by DICE, it is easy to pull 60 frames per second by running the game in ultra-settings.
In the particular video, digital foundry pushed the boundaries by trying to run Battlefield 1 in 5K resolution. For the current generation cards, it is a pretty big jump. Surprisingly, the game was quite playable even at this resolution. The details were crisp and the entire map was sharp with clear vision ahead. Frame rates were somewhere around 30 fps and sometimes it dipped below but it was still playable.
Battlefield 1 offers different settings from low to high and ultra. Even if you own a really old PC with outdated graphics card, it should run at around 30 fps with the settings marked at low. The biggest achievement is DICE has managed to keep the game looking appealing even at lower settings. There were plenty of shadows missing and the objects in a distant were blurred. Despite all these downgrades, the game was presentable at low settings making it easier for most to enjoy multiplayer matches without having to upgrade their settings.
The game has a single player campaign set in the World War I era which might be much higher in terms of graphical fidelity. DICE and EA might reveal it close to launch date which is when a comparison video of the campaign on PC, PS4 and Xbox One will drop in.