There are multiple questions everyday asking, "Can I run BF3?", so I made this thread to clear things up.
Please note that Battlefield 3 doesn't support DirecX 9, meaning it won’t run on Windows XP.
Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3 OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7 Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz RAM: 2GB Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher. Graphics card memory: 512 MB Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU RAM: 4GB Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950. Graphics card memory: 1 GB Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
This tool works well for any game in telling you if you can run a game or not. www.systemrequirementslab.com
These are the system requirements for BF3, as released on the BF3 Blog.
jimmy_dog, there a sticky thread on Battlefield 3. You can point them to that