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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:21:56 AM

So since I've been a member at EA for about 5 years they were kind enough to invite me to the Battlefield 3 Alpha phase testing.In this letter they sent it lists the reccomended PC requirements for the game.Just wanted to share that with you guys.Here's what they say...



RECOMMENDED PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

OS: Windows 7 or Vista (SP1)
Installed: Origin
CPU: Quadcore @ 2.0 GHz or faster
RAM: 4GB or more
Hard Drive: 7.25GB free
Video: 512 MB or greater DirectX 10 or 11 compatible card with latest drivers (AMD 11.5 or later, nVidia 275.33 or later)
Sound: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible card
Internet: broadband connection

Note that these do not necessarily represent the requirements for the final game.

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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:24:07 AM

I was really hoping for something new :( 


These are the same thing as other sites predicted, also, may I know what's your GPU?
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:28:53 AM

I also think it sucks how they arent giving a card for example.(For minimum)
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:29:25 AM

6870

In their letter they said it's mainly for server testing and such.I'm thinking they toned the game down so everyone can play without lag.
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:40:27 AM

purple stank said:
6870

In their letter they said it's mainly for server testing and such.I'm thinking they toned the game down so everyone can play without lag.


Yeah, I read somewhere that that was one of the main purposes.

Well enjoy the Alpha, and respect the NDA!
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:47:22 AM

I'll tell you if I can max it out or not.

Whats the NDA?
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:50:06 AM

Non-disclosure Agreement.

Also, is the 6870 the only card you have?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:51:58 AM

Yes.A single 6870

I have a 5570 and a 9400GT but those are hardly cards you could test with.

It's intresting that in the requirements they list HD space of 7GB but the download is only 3GB.
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 2:54:32 AM

Darn, I'm trying to find someone in Alpha that has a 5670 so I could see what I'd be getting. But then again they have dumb downed the game.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 3:34:47 AM

I'm averaging about 75fps.

My CPU is maxed, running at about 90%.

It's a lot like BFBC2,A LOT.
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 3:46:41 AM

So its the same as BC2? in terms of getting the game to play?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 3:48:50 AM

No it seems like it's going to be a lot more CPU demanding.I was playing it on high settings and it was like running a Prime 95 test on my CPU.And don't forget that the settings are toned down for the alpha testing.Looks like EA didn't mess up with it being a console port and all.
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 4:00:05 AM

Ah okay, hope my Phenom II X4 840T @ 2.9 holds up well :3
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 5:26:32 AM

My Phenom ii x4 965 is at 3.8ghz.
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 5:28:26 AM

what settings do you think my gtx 275 and i7 870 could run the game on?Thanks
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 6:02:34 AM

Probably on high settings.It looks like it's going to be very CPU demanding so I would suggest O.C.ing your i7 if you can.
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a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 7:37:39 AM

purple stank said:
Probably on high settings.It looks like it's going to be very CPU demanding so I would suggest O.C.ing your i7 if you can.

BTW Is there any possibility of advanced graphics tweaking or is it just low medium and high?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 11:13:05 AM

I dunno.It's just an Alpha with the bare minimum to run the game.Just a Low,Med and High setting for Graphics.I'm thinking since this test phase is meant to test the server's that the graphics will be at a minimum so that everyone can fully run the game.
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August 2, 2011 11:39:10 PM

purple stank said:
No it seems like it's going to be a lot more CPU demanding.I was playing it on high settings and it was like running a Prime 95 test on my CPU.And don't forget that the settings are toned down for the alpha testing.Looks like EA didn't mess up with it being a console port and all.

but didn't dice work from PC to console rather than the other way round?...
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 2, 2011 11:51:19 PM

I'm not sure.

I just know that one of the main problems people feared is that since it was also a console port that it might turn out the same way GTAIV or many other games have.And it doesn't seem to be that way at all.It's nice and smooth.
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a b U Graphics card
August 3, 2011 4:36:07 AM

damn you are so lucky even to play a dumbed down version hope my rig can cope with the glamor pack
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August 3, 2011 5:56:47 AM

The settings in the alpha were very low. I herd that the high settings in the alpha would equal to low settings in the final build of the game.

Dont go thinking that this game will be abreeze to run on max settings when its released.

I was also in the alpha
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a b U Graphics card
August 3, 2011 2:47:50 PM

^ doubt that it will be as demanding as you are making it to sound, lets remember; console port
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August 3, 2011 3:20:42 PM

rivo101 said:
The settings in the alpha were very low. I herd that the high settings in the alpha would equal to low settings in the final build of the game.

Dont go thinking that this game will be abreeze to run on max settings when its released.

I was also in the alpha


The alpha graphics we're pretty good though, much better then bfbc2 for example.

The console version will be waaaay lower then that, so il guess that it was medium settings in final for the high in alpha, console version will most likely be 30fps/720 or 600p with lower graphics then PC's lowest
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a c 214 U Graphics card
August 3, 2011 8:59:29 PM

I didn't think the graphics were better than BFBC2.I think the thing it needed most was A/A and A/F.The quality of the image even on high settings looked horrible.BFBC2 looked way better.But as I said before they didn't even have an key bindings in the game options.Hardly anything you can change around.I think the true test will come in the Beta.In there they will probably have more detailed qualitys.
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