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Battlefield 4 Tested, Benchmarked

With roots that stretch back more than a decade and enough fans to justify new content every year, Battlefield is among the handful of franchises that needs no introduction around here. Even if you hate EA's approach modern military madness, you can typically expect Battlefield's graphics to raise the bar. This year's release is no different, of course, having been built with an updated version of the Frostbite engine.

Battlefield 4 Debuted This Week, Here's the Review

The world is on the brink of war, and it looks like you and the rest of the Tombstone squad are riding that fine, dangerous line that circles all around it. Like almost everything hinges on you carrying out one mission on top of the other. There are these big set-piece moments—the Michael Bay explosions and extravagantly violent and precarious situations you and your squadmates find yourselves in—that set an exciting tone for all of a few seconds.

EA preparing a high-end Battlefield game for mobile

EA is reportedly working on a new game for mobile devices that will slot into the companies well-known Battlefield line. According to EA's Frank Gibeau, as interviewed by The New York Times, this title will be "high-end and high-performance", with…

Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta opens October 1

It’s been known for over a year that a multiplayer beta of Battlefield 4 would debut before the game’s public launch. The game is slated for release on October 29 and now thanks to a recent post from EA’s Peter…

Battlefield 4's second screen functionality detailed

A new video showcasing some second screen gameplay features that will be coming to the highly anticipated Battlefield 4 leaked this morning. Although it was briefly removed due to a copyright claim by EA, the footage has now been officially…

Battlefield 4 showcased in 17-minute gameplay trailer

Electronic Arts took the stage at the annual Game Developers Conference this week to showcase a live demo of Battlefield 4, the latest version in the popular first-person shooter franchise. Dice, the game’s publisher, said the title will arrive this…

EA revs hype machine ahead of Battlefield 4's March 26 reveal

Details about Battlefield 4 are slowly beginning to trickle out as EA looks to build hype leading up to the game's March 26 unveiling at an event during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. Although the company will likely remain quiet about anything significant...

Weekend game deals: Battlefield 3 $10, Dark Souls $15

If you've been waiting to take Battlefield 3 for a spin, GamersGate and Origin have the base digital game for only $10 along with healthy discounts on other franchise titles. Conversely, Call of Duty fans who haven't purchased Black Ops…

Weekend game deals: 50-75% off CoD, BF3, Total War, Dragon Age

With Black Ops 2 due in early November, you can expect digital dealers to discount Call of Duty titles repeatedly over the coming weeks -- including this one. Steam has knocked half off Modern Warfare 3 along with a free multiplayer weekend, while GameFly has slashed Black Ops...

Battlefield 3 Benchmarked, GPU and CPU Performance Tested

Earlier this month we checked out the beta version of Battlefield 3 to see how it played on a range of DirectX 11 graphics cards. The results were concerning as even the latest and greatest graphics cards struggled, especially those who planned to enjoy the game in all of its visual glory.

The good news is that only one month later reviewers are finding the final game to be quite enjoyable and considerably more polished than the beta. Today we'll take a peak at what's required to play Battlefield 3 as we test a number of GPU and CPU configurations.

Battlefield 3 Beta GPU & CPU Performance

We love that Battlefield 3 is using the PC as the lead platform rather than a console. When played on the PC the game will handle 40 more players and will take advantage DirectX 11 and 64-bit processors.

DICE recommends a quad-core CPU be used along with 4GB of system memory. As for the graphics card a GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6950 is suggested, meaning that gamers will want to spend around $200 on a modern graphics card to appreciate Battlefield 3. Today we'll take a peak at what's required to play Battlefield 3 as we check out how the beta performs.