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June 27, 2011 1:01:51 AM

Hello everyone,
I'm planning on pre-ordering bf3 for Pc...do you think this rig would be able to play it at 1080p high settings-ish??


Intel i7-930 OC 3.5GHz
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5770 OC 940/1350 MHz
6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 RAM
OCZ Fatality 550w
1TB HDD

It plays bfbc2 1080p, 2xAA, 16xAF, high settings smoothly btw.


Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2011 1:39:58 AM

your graphics card wont be able to play it at the quality you said, I suggest upgrading it
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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2011 1:45:20 AM

That's a ridiculous processor to get. It's more than $300! For $220, you could get a 2500K that would outperform that 930 in every way by far. With that extra $120, get a Radeon 6950 graphics card, and you'll have a great rig.
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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2011 2:34:37 AM

He already owns that computer, note how he put what he plays bfbc2 at. It will be fine if you want medium/low settings. But as I said, Id say get at least a 560 or a 6870.
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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2011 9:28:39 AM

I think that they said (i've read somewhere on the net) that they've run it (the demo) with a GTX580 and still it wasn't enough to max it out, probably @ 1080p. So @ 1080p you may be able to run it at medium settings with around 30 fps with that PC.
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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2011 9:34:25 AM

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^ Dont make me cry.............. :cry: 
cause that would mean my rig wont be able to play BF3 at it's full potential!


Anyways u sure they were using performance Quads to test?


Well, if someone uses a GTX580, would he/she use a 100$ CPU with it? :D 
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June 27, 2011 9:43:44 AM

unknown_13 said:
I think that they said (i've read somewhere on the net) that they've run it (the demo) with a GTX580 and still it wasn't enough to max it out, probably @ 1080p. So @ 1080p you may be able to run it at medium settings with around 30 fps with that PC.


http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=1164&ga...
As you may know E3 allowed us journos an early look at the latest BF3 trailers which focused on tank gameplay footage. Naturally we were excited and headed straight over to the EA booth to see what else we could learn. For example, we have heard mention of the suppressive fire effect. Where you get points for suppressing the enemy. Suppressed enemies will get a blurred screen and maybe other debuffs.

But more importantly I would like to highlight the chat we had with an EA spokesperson at E3 about the predicted BF3 system requirements.

Needless to say we had to push hard for any information and were faced with answers like 'Battefield 3 is still being optimized' and 'Its too early to say what the BF3 system requirements are going to be'

Unperturbed we tried a different approach. We asked, would we be able to run the game on a machine that could run Battlefield Bad Company 2

We were told

'I cant say for certain, but I would think so. Although the Frostbite 2 engine (Frostbite 2 is the new BF3 game engine) is capable of far more than its predecessor (Frostbite 1.5 is the engine used on Bad Company 2) we are pretty confident that it will still only need the same sort of hardware to get it to run. Maybe we will see a small drop in frame rate due to the extra power used by BF3 with the FB2 engine but hopefully nothing to worry about.'

So from this snippet of gold we are going to put together our predicted Battlefield 3 system requirements



Battlefield 3 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista 64 bit

CPU: Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2Ghz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+

RAM: 2 GB

GFX: GeForce GT 240 or Radeon HD 5570

DX: 10

HDD: 15 GB



Battlefield 3 Recommended System Requirements

CPU: Core 2 Duo E8300 2.83Ghz or Phenom II X2 555

RAM: 4 GB

GFX: GeForce GTS 250 or Radeon HD 4830

GFX RAM: 512MB

DX: 11



Battlefield 3 Ultra System Requirements

CPU: Core i5-760 Quad 2.8GHz or Phenom II X4 965

RAM: 4 GB

GFX: GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 5850

GFX RAM: 1GB



Bare in mind that these are our predicted BF3 system requirements and we will update with more concrete information as soon as they are available.

If you are looking to purchase a new machine specifically to run BF3 at its maximum settings we strongly advise that you do not do so until the official system requirements are released and we have published them here.

It will probably take only a gtx 460 to max it out :lol: 
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June 27, 2011 10:22:26 AM

celpas said:
http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=1164&ga...
As you may know E3 allowed us journos an early look at the latest BF3 trailers which focused on tank gameplay footage. Naturally we were excited and headed straight over to the EA booth to see what else we could learn. For example, we have heard mention of the suppressive fire effect. Where you get points for suppressing the enemy. Suppressed enemies will get a blurred screen and maybe other debuffs.

But more importantly I would like to highlight the chat we had with an EA spokesperson at E3 about the predicted BF3 system requirements.

Needless to say we had to push hard for any information and were faced with answers like 'Battefield 3 is still being optimized' and 'Its too early to say what the BF3 system requirements are going to be'

Unperturbed we tried a different approach. We asked, would we be able to run the game on a machine that could run Battlefield Bad Company 2

We were told

'I cant say for certain, but I would think so. Although the Frostbite 2 engine (Frostbite 2 is the new BF3 game engine) is capable of far more than its predecessor (Frostbite 1.5 is the engine used on Bad Company 2) we are pretty confident that it will still only need the same sort of hardware to get it to run. Maybe we will see a small drop in frame rate due to the extra power used by BF3 with the FB2 engine but hopefully nothing to worry about.'

So from this snippet of gold we are going to put together our predicted Battlefield 3 system requirements



Battlefield 3 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista 64 bit

CPU: Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2Ghz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+

RAM: 2 GB

GFX: GeForce GT 240 or Radeon HD 5570

DX: 10

HDD: 15 GB



Battlefield 3 Recommended System Requirements

CPU: Core 2 Duo E8300 2.83Ghz or Phenom II X2 555

RAM: 4 GB

GFX: GeForce GTS 250 or Radeon HD 4830

GFX RAM: 512MB

DX: 11



Battlefield 3 Ultra System Requirements

CPU: Core i5-760 Quad 2.8GHz or Phenom II X4 965

RAM: 4 GB

GFX: GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 5850

GFX RAM: 1GB



Bare in mind that these are our predicted BF3 system requirements and we will update with more concrete information as soon as they are available.

If you are looking to purchase a new machine specifically to run BF3 at its maximum settings we strongly advise that you do not do so until the official system requirements are released and we have published them here.

It will probably take only a gtx 460 to max it out :lol: 


Thanks for the heads-up :) 

BTW @ greghome i think that the guys at EA and DICE are not that kind of people and they surley have gotten a good CPU to be paired with that GPU ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2011 4:08:52 PM

kajabla said:
That's a ridiculous processor to get. It's more than $300! For $220, you could get a 2500K that would outperform that 930 in every way by far. With that extra $120, get a Radeon 6950 graphics card, and you'll have a great rig.


ROFL

Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing.

I read that the recommended specs for "ultra settings" was a HD5850 or equivelent. So a 5770 should be good for high settings.
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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2011 4:57:57 PM

@OP.You may run bf3 at max in dx 10 mode.you will have to run at high(one notch below max) in dx 11 mode
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June 29, 2011 6:48:04 PM

Thanks everyone.
Just as a side note, how would you switch from dx11 mode anyway? I don't see that option in bfbc2...unless it's default dx10 (or default dx11 and not possible to change)?
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June 29, 2011 6:49:16 PM

kajabla said:
That's a ridiculous processor to get. It's more than $300! For $220, you could get a 2500K that would outperform that 930 in every way by far. With that extra $120, get a Radeon 6950 graphics card, and you'll have a great rig.

Yeah I've already built this (way before sandy bridge came out and I do not need an upgrade there) :D 
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June 30, 2011 5:36:46 AM

mkchampion14 said:
Thanks everyone.
Just as a side note, how would you switch from dx11 mode anyway? I don't see that option in bfbc2...unless it's default dx10 (or default dx11 and not possible to change)?

dx 11 is enabled by default.If I were you I would switch to dx 10 mode as it gives greater performance and has similar image quality.To force dx 10 mode.Just go in my documents-BFBC2-Open settings.ini with notepad and in place of dxversion=auto type dxversion=10 .Save the file and you are done.
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June 30, 2011 7:42:00 PM

celpas said:
dx 11 is enabled by default.If I were you I would switch to dx 10 mode as it gives greater performance and has similar image quality.To force dx 10 mode.Just go in my documents-BFBC2-Open settings.ini with notepad and in place of dxversion=auto type dxversion=10 .Save the file and you are done.

Cool tried it out and now it's at 60 fps more of the time :D 
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a c 214 U Graphics card
June 30, 2011 8:23:31 PM

What type of mobo do you have?

I would suggest crossfiring your 5770,they are extremely cheap now.
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June 30, 2011 9:07:43 PM

unknown_13 said:
Well, if someone uses a GTX580, would he/she use a 100$ CPU with it? :D 

Yeah he he, You bet they would i've seen a few very strange setups with people who know jack about building a PC.
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July 3, 2011 7:47:44 AM

purple stank said:
What type of mobo do you have?

I would suggest crossfiring your 5770,they are extremely cheap now.

Asus p6t vanilla (where i have noticed that the pci-e slots are VERY close together, so I don't really like the idea of crossfire right now :/ 
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 3, 2011 6:49:07 PM

5770's don't get that hot normally but still have a large thermal threshold.I think you would be fine.

If you say you can play BFBC2 all maxedc out and get smoth play then you shouldn't have any problem with BF3,just add another 5770 and your good to go.
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July 3, 2011 11:10:53 PM

I just did a fraps benchmark:
BFBC2 DX11 (forced)
Everything on high (which is the highest on bfbc2)
1xMSAA, 16xAF
HBAO on, vsync on
Min: 31, Max: 63 (?), Avg: 54.933
I benchmarked during a squad deathmatch on isla inocentes for 5 minutes.
The 31 minimum is probably when I stepped on an anti tank mine
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 3, 2011 11:31:42 PM

What resoultion is your monitor?

You probably got 31 FPS from smoke/fire like an explosion.

I'm surprised your getting 55 fps with a 5770.I guess BFBC2 is more CPU demanding than GPU.With my 6870 I can only maintain 55-60 fps with everything on high expect for AF/AA but I have a phenom ii x4 @ 3.8ghz.Your i7 defnitly powers thru my phenom.
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July 4, 2011 12:08:16 AM

purple stank said:
What resoultion is your monitor?

You probably got 31 FPS from smoke/fire like an explosion.

I'm surprised your getting 55 fps with a 5770.I guess BFBC2 is more CPU demanding than GPU.With my 6870 I can only maintain 55-60 fps with everything on high expect for AF/AA but I have a phenom ii x4 @ 3.8ghz.Your i7 defnitly powers thru my phenom.

Its 22 inch 1920x1080p monitor...yeah the CPU is more important for bfbc2 I can tell cause it gets warmer than on any other game and the gpu is cooler than on any other game...hoping bf3 will be the same lol
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July 4, 2011 12:33:57 AM

Hopefully.Don't know exactly what their going to be doing to the game since their making it for both Platform and PC.

Back to your original question.I would say get another 5770 for crossfire.It seems much cheaper to just get another 5770 than to get another new card.Espically if your already close to maxing out BFBC2.

EDIT: Actually just remeberd your mobo is kinda tight for a crossfire.Then I'd suggest saving for a 6950.
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July 6, 2011 6:15:35 AM

purple stank said:
Hopefully.Don't know exactly what their going to be doing to the game since their making it for both Platform and PC.

Back to your original question.I would say get another 5770 for crossfire.It seems much cheaper to just get another 5770 than to get another new card.Espically if your already close to maxing out BFBC2.

EDIT: Actually just remeberd your mobo is kinda tight for a crossfire.Then I'd suggest saving for a 6950.

I'll decide after I get bf3, if I have problems with framerate (I don't think I will because I do have crysis and I find that I get 35 fps @1920x1080 with mostly very high, some high, settings and no AA) I'll see about either crossfiring or a 6950 like you suggested :) 
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 6, 2011 6:20:49 AM

Go with a single 6950 if you have the money.
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a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2011 6:55:36 AM

mkchampion14 said:
I just did a fraps benchmark:
BFBC2 DX11 (forced)
Everything on high (which is the highest on bfbc2)
1xMSAA, 16xAF
HBAO on, vsync on
Min: 31, Max: 63 (?), Avg: 54.933
I benchmarked during a squad deathmatch on isla inocentes for 5 minutes.
The 31 minimum is probably when I stepped on an anti tank mine

I prefer anti aliasing instead of HBAO.Can't even notice the effect when I am running around trying to shoot everyone.I turn on 16XAA and 16XAF everything high HBAO off and get around 50-60 fps average on my i7 870 and gtx 275
considering my fps I don't see how bf3 can be that difficult to max ot.As long as I can hold my fps over 30 I am good
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a b U Graphics card
July 6, 2011 6:59:29 AM

Wait, when you are playing, do you play at 1080p?!
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July 6, 2011 3:33:48 PM

mkchampion14 said:
Thanks everyone.
Just as a side note, how would you switch from dx11 mode anyway? I don't see that option in bfbc2...unless it's default dx10 (or default dx11 and not possible to change)?



You can set the direct x version in bfbc2. It is in the settings.ini file. Default it says, directxversion=auto. So it chooses it for you depending on your setup. You can change it to directx=9 or directx=10. If you want to. It would have been cool to be able to change it in the menu like farcry 2 for example. I can see bf3 having the menu option. I for one, have 2 gtx 260's. No sweet directx 11 for me :( 
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July 6, 2011 4:21:08 PM

you need a duo processor and a better video kard to play on max but maybe you can play on minimum
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July 6, 2011 5:53:25 PM

The Halo Don said:
Wait, when you are playing, do you play at 1080p?!

Yup 1920x1080
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July 6, 2011 5:53:47 PM

vladislav227 said:
you need a duo processor and a better video kard to play on max but maybe you can play on minimum

Ummm....i7-930 is a quad core processor...
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July 6, 2011 5:54:31 PM

celpas said:
I prefer anti aliasing instead of HBAO.Can't even notice the effect when I am running around trying to shoot everyone.I turn on 16XAA and 16XAF everything high HBAO off and get around 50-60 fps average on my i7 870 and gtx 275
considering my fps I don't see how bf3 can be that difficult to max ot.As long as I can hold my fps over 30 I am good

I can actually see it, it makes the lighting look more realistic (at least I can tell on isla, but not anywhere else lol)
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July 6, 2011 6:11:53 PM

I just replaced HBAO with 4xMSAA and my framerates actually got higher O___O
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July 6, 2011 11:16:25 PM

All I know is.......... BF3 is gonna be sick!!!!!!!!
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July 7, 2011 12:13:26 AM

Can you play it at max with Radeon 6850 and AMD Phenom II x4 955?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 7, 2011 12:27:17 AM

I would say no.Your Frames would likely be in the 40's without AF or AA.If the 955 is O.C.'d it would help a lot since BFBC2 is very CPU demanding.
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July 7, 2011 6:49:12 AM

mkchampion14 said:
Hello everyone,
I'm planning on pre-ordering bf3 for Pc...do you think this rig would be able to play it at 1080p high settings-ish??


Intel i7-930 OC 3.5GHz
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5770 OC 940/1350 MHz
6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 RAM
OCZ Fatality 550w
1TB HDD

It plays bfbc2 1080p, 2xAA, 16xAF, high settings smoothly btw.


Thanks.


you can do this the easy way. for now just hold on to your current card. when the game officially out you will know forsure what hardware you're going to need to max it out. also there are chances that the new gpu from AMD / nvidia will come out this Q4 2011 so you might get better deal from that. if none the new offering pleases you or simply they were delayed you can always get another 5770 to CF your current card or just pick a card from current generation that offer the best performance for the game. just my 2 cents

:) 
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July 7, 2011 6:59:49 AM

Just CrossfireX your 5770 with a second and you should be fine!
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a b U Graphics card
July 7, 2011 7:04:52 AM

mkchampion14 said:
I just replaced HBAO with 4xMSAA and my framerates actually got higher O___O

I know.HBAO has a higher impact than even 16XAA.The only levels I could see it where the sangre del toro and the ice levels.BTW how much fps do you get in the zero dark thirty?
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July 8, 2011 5:57:29 AM

celpas said:
I know.HBAO has a higher impact than even 16XAA.The only levels I could see it where the sangre del toro and the ice levels.BTW how much fps do you get in the zero dark thirty?

Usually around 45, sometimes 60 in calm areas
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July 15, 2011 4:34:49 AM

Crack the Sky Benchmark (the beginning cutscene to the part where you get LZ cleared objective) there are plenty of explosions and stuff like that (trucks exploding platforms shot down etc.) so yeah i think it's pretty realistic benchmark for the game.
2 minutes 31 seconds; 21 minimum, 74 maximum, 47.375 average
SETTINGS:
1920x1080 DX11, High texture quality, shadows and the other ones (can't remember them all), 4xAA, 16xAF, vsync and hbao OFF
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October 29, 2011 6:46:10 PM

LOL fun update here :) ...
Bf3 1920x1080p ULTRA EVERYTHING with AA deferred off, post-AA high, 16x AF, and SSAO I'm getting a solid 36fps with a low of about 28fps WITH MY SINGLE 5770!!!!! :D  YAAAY!
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April 9, 2012 7:53:58 AM

mkchampion14 said:
Hello everyone,
I'm planning on pre-ordering bf3 for Pc...do you think this rig would be able to play it at 1080p high settings-ish??


Intel i7-930 OC 3.5GHz
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5770 OC 940/1350 MHz
6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 RAM
OCZ Fatality 550w
1TB HDD

It plays bfbc2 1080p, 2xAA, 16xAF, high settings smoothly btw.


Thanks.

yes but not on the highest settings probaly on medium settings i can do ultra with 2 5770's pretty well at times i get some lag but on normal gameplay usually very smooth
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