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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 beta - 1080p 60fps is easily achievable on a mid-range PC, beating consoles in several areas - report

The Star Wars: Battlefront 2 beta looked great and ran okay on consoles, and it's even more of a treat on PC.

The Star Wars: Battlefront 2 beta, which ended recently, showed significant graphical upgrades compared to the 2015 original. Thanks to a new dynamically-scaling resolution, DICE was able to push boundaries further on PS4, and Xbox One.

Unfortunately, alongside the visual upgrade came a hit to performance, and big departure from the near-locked 60fps original.

Compared to consoles, the PC version offers a few notable benefits. According to new analysis by Digital Foundry, the PC version allows for an increase in physics-based particle effects, much less pop-in, increased draw distances, higher resolution textures and shadows, improved ambient occlusion, and improved reflections.

Adding to that the fact that you can adjust resolution scaling up to 200%, and turn on dynamic resolution (automatically dropping the resolution in hectic moments), and the PC version is guaranteed to look the best even on mid-range hardware. Speaking of performance, on a PC running an i5 6600K and a GTX 1060, Battlefront 2 exceeds 60fps most of the time running at 1080p with max settings.

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Interestingly, the site noted that DirectX 12 implementation wasn't working as intended, resulting in noticeable stutters when turned on.

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