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Gaming Battlefield 3 Preview

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 12 Apr 2011.

  1. law99

    law99 Custom User Title

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    TBH, it's the same here pal. I use whatever makes sense for my budget with an edge towards giving the underdog a shot. Although, for a next machine Sandybridge looks mighty.
     
  2. feathers

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    You will note I said MSI Kombustor rather than BC2 in relation to GPU temp. BC2 is far less GPU intensive even if it doesn't appear so. My monitor can't do 1920. I guess I will upgrade that this year sometime. When you say it plays like a dream? What is the minimum frame rate during heavy battle? I would be aiming for an absolute minimum of 40 and preferably 60.
     
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    Know the feeling chap... Know the feeling... May even sell my current 5870 and grab a 6990? Might be worth it eh?
     
  4. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Yeah I might have to finally get rid of my 8800 to play this.....

    BC2 was what I bought my first computer to play so this is definatly on my shopping list.
     
  5. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    They won't keep it at DX11. How hard can it really be to strip down any game engine and remove the DX11 (and 10) features? It'll look rubbish if they do it badly, but I'd be surprised if they release this without DX9 support!
     
  6. KiNETiK

    KiNETiK New Member

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    This looks awesome and I really hope it lives up to the hype! I have played bc2 for hundreds of hours and really hope it can drag me away from it and not disappoint!
     
  7. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    Regarding DX, checking the Steam survey
    http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

    22% are still on DX9 or bellow, hardware and software. And decreasing.
    17% are on DX10 hardware and DX9 software. And decreasing.
    61% are on DX10 or above, hardware and software. And increasing.

    The game will be released in seven months.
     
  8. Odini

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    DICE have already confirmed that DX9 is not supported, hence no Windows XP support either.
     
  9. feathers

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    Dice wouldn't be silly enough to release DX11 only. BC2 is DX11 and lower so it runs whatever DX you're using. BF3 should be no different.
     
  10. rollo

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    i hope it is direct x 11 only might force some upgrades and may finally push pc development onwards to direct x 11 gaming instead of this stuck in the 90s on direct x 9 crap that has been used for nearly 5 years.

    It wont be direct x 11 only for 1 reason

    the code for consoles is direct x 9 unless they are coding it to hardware in which case we may get a full direct x 11 game.

    most ps3 exclusives look alot better than crysis 2 does on ps3 or 360 due to been coded to hardware instead of direct x same with the 360 games

    4870s and 8800s are what 3-4 years old now? i know graphics development aint improved alot but cpus sure as hell have. Cant say ive transfered a graphics card from 1 pc to the next.
     
  11. CrapBag

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    Had a quick spin and done a mission and the minimum I saw on my G15 using afterburner for FPS was 38 but averaging around the 70-75 mark, noticed that I can log the info to a file so I will do that as well, I will also run kombustor and see what temps do.
     
  12. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    Someone said this in response to a Dirt 3 preview on RPS, but I think the same is true for me for BF3...

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY...!
     
  13. Tibby

    Tibby Technologic

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    I am wet.

    The first video in the article is awesome, I know it is unlikely but if that was the multiplayer visuals on any rocket/grenade I would literally lock myself in my room for a week just throwing grenades at the environment!
     
  14. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Yeah yeah single player, blah blah blah. If they **** up the MP part I'll be incredibly annoyed!
     
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    Guest-23315 Guest

    So many jizzes came out.

    Time to retire the ol' 88 GT
     
  16. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    haha control yourself mankz!

    WANT, it's just a good job brink is on the way to fill a gap for a while
     
  17. feathers

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    The Logitech G15 seems like a cool keyboard. Displaying info on it's LCD like that. Maybe I should get one :)

    38 is pretty good at HD res on a single GPU. What computer case do you have? I have a Cosmos (the one with soundproofing) but I replaced the side panel with mesh so it's pretty cool. I guess I will turn off SLI temporarily and do a temperature test on BC2 and again on Kombustor.
     
  18. Mad1723

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    This has been confirmed a long time ago that the game is DX11 and DX10 only guys! Time to upgrade your XP! If you doubt, just read all the confirmed info on any BF3 fansite and read the twitter of @repi, he's the rendering architect and its been confirmed multiple times: NO DX9 SUPPORT (in caps so it's clear). And no, no patch will bring it in :p
     
  19. Neural Net

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    A little education for people thinking that this game is for DX11 cards only:

    It's Windows XP that is excluded. DX9c cards will still be able to run the game (power permitting) as DX11 is built with backwards compatibility for DX9c, DX10 and DX10.1 cards. All that will happen is that the features these cards can't run will be switched off, such as full real time reflections and tessellation.

    DX11 is available for Windows 7 and Vista only.
     
  20. IXIWORTHYIXI

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    its been said by the developers (dice) that all the footage shown was run on a single 580gtx so most recent cards should be fine
     
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