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July 6, 2011 4:30:41 PM

G'day -

Just curious about what kind of card I will need to run battlefield 3, crysis 2 etc @ max settings. My monitor is 24inch 20,000:1 HD (unsure of normal resolution?).

Will be an i7 2600k w/ 8gb RAM.

I have been thinking about a 6990, but I'm starting to get the feeing that it's complete overkill. So I was considering somethin cheaper for now, then get the dual GPU 7 series AMD when it gets released many moons from now.
July 6, 2011 4:49:30 PM

Not to be rude, but not really lol.

Was aready considering the 6990, as I said.

But apparently I won't notice a difference between that and say a 6970 with a 24 inch monitor.

Regardless, i have the money for whatever I want. I'm just not a wasteful person.
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a b U Graphics card
July 7, 2011 12:27:47 AM

how about gtx 590 in quad sli?








As long as it can run BF3, but it probably wont even be able to hold 20fps
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a b U Graphics card
July 7, 2011 9:57:47 AM

forget all the above posts.Even a gtx 560 ti should be able to max out the game
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
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a b U Graphics card
July 7, 2011 7:55:59 PM

2391183,5,793792 said:
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forget all the above posts.Even a gtx 560 ti should be able to max out the game



Are you serious? Apparently the demo was run on a GTX 580 and that struggled.
:lol: 

If you've got the money go 6990 or GTX590.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 7, 2011 8:07:39 PM

I've seen that in someones else's post.Must be from another site.

I'd say you would be safe getting a 6970.That should be plenty paired with an 2600k to max out B3.

I thought I might tell you that you can save some money getting the 2500k.Their is no difference at all when it comes to gaming between the 2500k and the 2600k.
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July 8, 2011 10:29:23 AM

sweet and simple go atleast with 5770 and if u have more money then higher series..!!! all the best.!!
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a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 10:46:54 AM

Kkkk1 said:
2391183,5,793792 said:
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forget all the above posts.Even a gtx 560 ti should be able to max out the game



Are you serious? Apparently the demo was run on a GTX 580 and that struggled.
:lol: 

If you've got the money go 6990 or GTX590.
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If thats true the game should look better than crysis.I always use crysis 1 as a touchstone for comparing optmisations and visuals between games.If BF3 is to run at 30-35 fps it should provide the same visual quality as crysis 1.If it doesn't then its a badly optimised console port
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a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 10:51:09 AM

Kkkk1 said:
2391183,5,793792 said:
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forget all the above posts.Even a gtx 560 ti should be able to max out the game



Are you serious? Apparently the demo was run on a GTX 580 and that struggled.
:lol: 

If you've got the money go 6990 or GTX590.
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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.'

Explain :??: 
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 11:30:21 AM

What that tells me is that it will be more graphic intensive.But that doesn't mean you need a 6990 or GTX590 to run it.I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of a 6850 crossfire or a sinle 6970 to play everything on max settings and be above 60FPS.Basicly the same as BFBC2.
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a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 11:43:00 AM

purple stank said:
What that tells me is that it will be more graphic intensive.But that doesn't mean you need a 6990 or GTX590 to run it.I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of a 6850 crossfire or a sinle 6970 to play everything on max settings and be above 60FPS.Basicly the same as BFBC2.

well,thats where our opinions differ.In BFBC2 I get 50-60 fps but even if I get 30+ fps in bf3 with crysis quality I am satisfied :D 
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July 8, 2011 12:20:43 PM

fanatic112 said:
G'day -

Just curious about what kind of card I will need to run battlefield 3, crysis 2 etc @ max settings. My monitor is 24inch 20,000:1 HD (unsure of normal resolution?).

Will be an i7 2600k w/ 8gb RAM.

I have been thinking about a 6990, but I'm starting to get the feeing that it's complete overkill. So I was considering somethin cheaper for now, then get the dual GPU 7 series AMD when it gets released many moons from now.


just wait for the game to come out and we will know for sure what the game needs to be maxed out. no need to rush to buy new gpu and expecting how your new gpu going to handle it. its great when you can meet your expectation but it totally disappointing when your selected hardware does not able to perform like you would expect it to be. if that's happen you might want to get something better and it will be a waste of money.

so just be patient and just use whatever you have right now. if you still building and selecting parts for your rig just get something as a place holder or use your old card (if you still have it) before the game comes out. just my 2 cents :D 
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July 8, 2011 12:23:29 PM

celpas said:
well,thats where our opinions differ.In BFBC2 I get 50-60 fps but even if I get 30+ fps in bf3 with crysis quality I am satisfied :D 


You forget that BF3 has to be made into a console port at the same time.That could mean they would have to reduce the intesitiy of the graphics even for the PC.I realize BF3 is a "HUGE game' and expectations are high but I don't think it will come close to how demanding Crysis was.Just look what happend to Crysis 2.
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a c 144 U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 1:10:15 PM

in short, don't put your expectation too high on it. we know very well what happen with crysis 2. the only thing i believe right now is BF3 are going to make MW3 looks like a cartoon graphic wise :lol: 
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 2:35:18 PM

hey amd655,

I was just looking at your specs,have you tryed running your 6990 in the Intel rig instead?I bet you'd see a huge improvement in FPS.I'm thinking the 6990 is being bottlenecked by the 955 even tho it's at 4ghz.


Back to BF3...I'm just uneasy with BF3 being a console port.I have never seen a game thats a console port be demanding or coded properly,i've seen so many good games that have been poor when they were brought to the PC.But luckily since BF3 is such a "HUGE" game I don't think EA can afford to mess up with the coding on the PC side since thats probably where most of their money is gonna be.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 2:42:26 PM

I meant you would probably see an increase.I bet about 100FPS from your GTX480's is because of the 2500k
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 3:04:48 PM

You should try,at least to see if theirs a difference.
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July 8, 2011 4:43:10 PM

I'm hoping dual 6870 will tear this thing up w/o issue.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 4:55:06 PM

It should...
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a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 5:46:32 PM

purple stank said:
You forget that BF3 has to be made into a console port at the same time.That could mean they would have to reduce the intesitiy of the graphics even for the PC.I realize BF3 is a "HUGE game' and expectations are high but I don't think it will come close to how demanding Crysis was.Just look what happend to Crysis 2.

Good point but I think if it is a bad console port they will definately patch it later with DX11 just like Crysis 2. If that happens you're gonna need a GTX580 or 6970 to even think about 50 -60 fps. I'm running a 5970 and am hoping it will cope well with this title as i don't want to upgrade for at least 12 - 18 months.
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a c 144 U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 6:16:02 PM

we will have to wait until the real things comes out to know how things will be but i expect DX11 should be available from day one. they able to do so with BFBC2 and i honestly believe they also able to do so with BF3
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 8, 2011 6:23:05 PM

Yea were just gonna have to wait.

Are you guys signed up for the BETA?
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July 8, 2011 7:06:05 PM

Ok, here's a new solution.

Instead of buying a $750+ graphics card...
... get a PS3 or XBOX360 instead! Only about $300, tops.

And if you're an avid gamer, you probably have one (or both) of these consoles anyway.
So, just buy the game when it comes out.
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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 8:35:05 AM

Kkkk1 said:
Good point but I think if it is a bad console port they will definately patch it later with DX11 just like Crysis 2. If that happens you're gonna need a GTX580 or 6970 to even think about 50 -60 fps. I'm running a 5970 and am hoping it will cope well with this title as i don't want to upgrade for at least 12 - 18 months.

I have watched crysis 2 even with dx 11 enabled and crysis 1 even in dx 9 still blows it away having higher performance,in fact.Until the next gen consoles come I doubt dx 11 will be used properly.IMO I feel that since all devs want to make console ports they should work on getting the most out of dx 9 rather than implement a broken dx 11.Even witcher 2 in dx9 looks better than dx 11 crysis 2
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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 8:37:28 AM

purple stank said:
Yea were just gonna have to wait.

Are you guys signed up for the BETA?

can you please post the registation link?I can't find it anywhere
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 1:10:22 PM

It's on the BF 3 main webiste.
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a c 144 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 1:17:28 PM

celpas said:
can you please post the registation link?I can't find it anywhere


if i'm not mistaken they only give the BETA pass to those who purchase Medal of Honor last year. AFAIK that's the only way to get access to BF3 BETA
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 1:52:40 PM

You can also sign up for it.I guess you get secondary pass's.I know i signed up for it about a month ago but i forgot how to get to it again.
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a c 144 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 2:24:09 PM

i will try to look at it later. thanks for the heads up :) 
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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 2:34:52 PM

renz496 said:
i will try to look at it later. thanks for the heads up :) 

If you find the link please post it here.Can't find it on their main page.Thanks in advance :) 
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September 27, 2011 11:53:22 AM

I was in the Alpha and I ran it on high settings with a 460 GTX SE with no problems. Given it wasn't max settings but get what you will from that.
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September 27, 2011 12:54:39 PM

fanatic112 said:
G'day -

Just curious about what kind of card I will need to run battlefield 3, crysis 2 etc @ max settings. My monitor is 24inch 20,000:1 HD (unsure of normal resolution?).

Will be an i7 2600k w/ 8gb RAM.

I have been thinking about a 6990, but I'm starting to get the feeing that it's complete overkill. So I was considering somethin cheaper for now, then get the dual GPU 7 series AMD when it gets released many moons from now.


1 - IF u need the firepower now.
Well, if u think someday u would buy a 3d monitor, I recommend a Nvidia card, cause 3d vision technology are already many years tested (AMD 3d tech is too much newer..) (I'm a 3d vision user, and it's very nice looking, immersive.. and weirdly talking, it looks graphics get an upgrade instantly lol). For the sake a GTX 590 would do the trick.

If not ur case, I would go for an AMD card, a 6990 would be cool since it would give u a nice card to keep for a couple years minimum.

I would not recommend a 2x 6970 since it usually sli/crossfire have some heat issues (I'm a SLI user)

2 - IF u not in hurry
Buy a less expensive card. GTX 560Ti, AMD 6950 or similar. Should be enough to play in 1080p, max effects (maybe turn off a thing or two), maybe without AA.
Wait new generation, turn money into new shiny awesome brand new card

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September 27, 2011 1:21:30 PM

I get the feeling you will need ALOT more GPU power run Ultra Settings in 2500*1600 res, I would you prolly be looking at

Tri 470
Dual 480
Dual 580
Single 590
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October 21, 2011 6:48:24 AM

Hey guys. I just got back into pc gaming after about 3 years so im pretty rusty on the new tech specs. Im pretty sure my build shouldnt have an issue on ultra settings. I was just curious what fps i could expect with a hdtv 1920x1080 res.

My specs:

i5 2500k at 4.4ghz
Kingston hyperX 8g (2x4g) DDR3
Two Radeon HD Crossfired 8850's
Asus sabertooth p67 motherboard
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