Battlefield 4 – Next OpenBeta Patch Will Offer CPU Optimizations, Win8 + DX11.1 Still Best Option

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Johan Andersson, Technical Director on Frostbite at DICE, revealed – just a minutes ago – that the open beta build of Battlefield 4 will get a new patch that will come with some CPU optimizations. As Johan claimed, performance will be improved on Windows 7, however the ‘Win8 + DX11.1’ will still be the better option for those who want to enjoy DICE’s upcoming shooter.

As Johan said:

“Spent last 24 hours fighting PC graphics driver thread contention & stalls in #BF4. Believe I’ve won this battle, but not yet the war”

Naturally, this does not mean much, but Johan added later on that the open beta will get a new patch, and that the performance on Windows 7 will be improved.

“So expect some improvements in the next #BF4 OpenBeta patch. Though Win8 w/ our DX11.1 backend is definitely the fastest path (until Mantle)”

“Windows 7 should work fine, please test after the OpenBeta has been updated”

So there you have it everyone. All we have to do now is wait and see what DICE has in store for us. It will be also interesting to see whether the final version will run identical on Win 7 and Win 8. Will DICE optimize its title or will Microsoft’s new OS be essential for this and other upcoming games?

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