GameStop publishes Battlefield 3 PC requirements early

red1776

Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe
I realize that currently there may not even really be the hardware to take advantage of the software, but at the same time, no software calls for that kind of hardware. Neither side is driving for innovation and pushing the boundaries of what the computer can actually do. Sure, your graphics card may get a workout, but what about the rest of the machine?
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.

Seriously. Just think about this. The minimum specifications list 2GB RAM as required to run this game. Vista and 7 use close to a 1 GB of RAM just to run the damn OS. So a modern PC game in an age where most PC gamers are sporting 5 extra GB minimum only needs 1GB memory and a 5-year-old processor to run it.
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.



Minimum:

OS: Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Processor: Dual core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or better)
Memory: 1GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce 8800, GeForce GT220 and above)
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
Optimum Requirements:

Processor: Core i7 CPU
Memory: 8GB RAM or higher
Graphics: NVIDIA DirectX 11 compliant graphics card (GeForce GTX 480 and 470)
DirectX®: DirectX 11
I would be willing to bet that the requirements to run BF3 are close to this to run it at high settings.

Sure, your graphics card may get a workout, but what about the rest of the machine?
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.
 

example1013

TS Enthusiast
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?
 

red1776

Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe
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?

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.
 

LNCPapa

TS Special Forces
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.
 

venomblade

TS Rookie
example1013 said:
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?
Way way faster loading times as well.
 

grvalderrama

TS Addict
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...
 

anguis

TS Enthusiast
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).
 
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Guest

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.
 

princeton

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

jonelsorel

TS Rookie
treetops said:
Yeah this surprised me, is it me or is this the first game to do this? I think its a mistake not to offer directx 9. Its gonna cost them a lot of sales. But as someone with a nice rig I am looking forward to seeing the graphics.
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.
 
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Guest

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.