Benchmark Results: AMD Graphics Cards, Low Quality
It’s clear from our Low quality benchmarks that anything slower than a Radeon HD 4850 is going to struggle—and that’s at 1680x1050. Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 260 fared a little better in this particular discipline.
Either way, though, enjoying Battlefield 3 really necessitates a modern graphics card. The difference between Low quality and High or Ultra is enough to warrant the jump from a cheap discrete board to something more substantial.