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What the hell are you on about? .....key-rist.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?
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.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.
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.
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
I would be willing to bet that the requirements to run BF3 are close to this to run it at high settings.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 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.Sure, your graphics card may get a workout, but what about the rest of the machine?