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GameStop publishes Battlefield 3 PC requirements early

By Emil · 36 replies
Jul 11, 2011
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  1. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,223   +163

    What the hell are you on about? .....key-rist.
    anyway, I cant believe all these conclusions are being drawn from a set of released hardware requirements.

    anybody that is over the age of 12 and been buying games for more than a year knows that Hardware requirements for upcoming games are deliberately nebulous and low ended to widen the market.

    Metro 2033 did the same thing, but was one of the very few that actually tell you what was needed to run it at higher settings.


    I would be willing to bet that the requirements to run BF3 are close to this to run it at high settings.

    I have no idea why you require that all components get a "work out", but then go play BC2, it will use 8 cores if you have them, and BF3 will do the same.
  2. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Well, basically I'm asking:

    If PCs are so much more powerful and superior to consoles, why is the only technical difference between the PC version and the console version of a "PC-first game" the graphics? Is graphics the only thing the PC can do better?
  3. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    I think HD 6850 or GTX 460 will be Short to run this game in all his Eye-Candy Glory..
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,223   +163

    as opposed to what?? the computer becoming sentient and writing a better, more clever , and emotionally involved plot?

    ...and as to your other point, jot down whatever hardware you are running, or want to run, and I will give you a list of games that will give it a workout.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    Don't forget about interface... I'll keyboard+mouse your controller any day of the week and wreck havok on your year. Many developers intentionally disable keyboard+mouse use on the consoles even though they can technically support it. I don't need you to limit my options for me because I have enough of my own limitations. Oh yeah, better graphics never hurt anyone either. Let's says I want to play multi-monitor or with 3D support or whatever new hotness becomes available for my PC then I want the option to do so.
  6. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Way way faster loading times as well.
  7. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    It think it's time to buy a new rig, I should go for the 2500k and the 6870 or the GTX560 I had in mind... hopefully someone will still be willing to buy a Core 2 Duo around these places...
  8. anguis

    anguis TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    Looks like I will finally buy a new video card. It has been 3 years with my current one. I can still run the game, but I want to see this game in all its glory (or at least most of it).
  9. Just Cause 2 and Shattered Horizon require DX10 by the way.
    Not a big deal to require DX10 these days I think, DX9 stuff is really old/weak more or less.
    Yes, a few 7900GT users or so might be sad, but it's not that big a deal to upgrade.
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Just so you guys know Repi(Johan Andersson from Dice) has confirmed these aren't official and are no longer accurate.
  11. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I'm actually baffled there's no DX5 support..!! This is outrageous! I mean fcuk progress.. We should all stick to Pentium 3 and Playstation 1.
  12. dears i had hp notebook with 230M NVIDIA 1Gb DDR3, 4 Gb RAM & i5 intel prosser.
    can above handle this game? please i want your ASAP.

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