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News Battlefield 3 recommended specs only good for medium settings

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 23 Sep 2011.

  1. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    My HD5870 awaits thee... at 1280x1024... Bring it on!!
     
  2. GiantKiwi

    GiantKiwi What's a Dremel?

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    that was DX9, pretty much everyones machine could handle that...
     
  3. Teh Noob Slayer

    Teh Noob Slayer What's a Dremel?

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    Probably because not everyone has state of the art PCs,or they dont want to spend that kind of money, or they can't afford to. If he says you need the most expensive system around at the time to play the game, not many people are going to buy the game, in essence commercial (money) reasons.
     
  4. gilljoy

    gilljoy Minimodder

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    Looks like i'll be getting a second gtx 570. Tho gona wait and see what its like when its released
     
  5. scott_chegg

    scott_chegg Minimodder

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    But I thought multi gpu setups were garbage. That's what I'm always reading on this website and forum!!!! Wonder if the consensus will stay that way?
     
  6. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    How does it suck when on crysis 2 when I was running a GTX580 I was getting 75fps with the ultra setting's and textures etc, but when I turned on the 2nd card it shot up to 110fps.

    I think you might be thinking of SLI of old.
     
  7. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Tokukachi

    Tokukachi Minimodder

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    The alpha ran fine on my i5-760 / 5770 at 1080p. Grated it was on a small level but i cant see any reason why the final game wouldn't run amazingly on a 570/580...
     
  9. aggies11

    aggies11 What's a Dremel?

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    twitter.com/repi (Frostbite Senior architect I think), I believed said something along the lines that the target is for 720p. (Minimum = low settings @ 720p).

    Considering what this game has the potential to look like, how the GDC talks cover what they are doing to push the envelop, and how dice doesn't really do "incredible optimization", I can certainly see this being true. (Public demos have supposedly been running on 580 SLI, and that probably isn't with all the bells and whistles turned on, for performance reasons)

    The best I can manage is a 6950, hopefully that will look awesome (definitely not the best though). Some tweakability, and hopefully a good implementation of FXAA, and it should be noticably better then BFBC2 *crosses fingers*.
     
  10. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    take into account microstutter at higher resolutions (SLI is only really useful for higher resolutions) and it starts to look less viable. OK you might not get microstutter, but plenty of people report it.


    I seem to remember test rigs running a single 580?

    Sauce: http://twitter.com/#!/repi/status/43350154291589120
     
  11. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    That's why they have minimum specifications.
    Reccomended specs should be what you need to play it at its best.
     
  12. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    IMHO a time proven game is a good game, not a good looking one. HL, HL2, UT, etc etc.
     
  13. Necrow

    Necrow Minimodder

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    Ah FFS now I have to build a new PC. My Q6600 got old very quickly and my GTX 470 that is less than a year old is out of date already.
     
  14. Teh Noob Slayer

    Teh Noob Slayer What's a Dremel?

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    But then how does the Dev know what is 'the best?'Your Best? His best?

    Are you playing on a 30 inch monitor? 3D ? Across 3 or 6 monitors?
     
  15. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Can we PLEASE have some benchmarks of the game on a few cards (modern and aging) when it comes out? :D
     
  16. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    +1 please do this for the beta too, obviously plenty of interest in the community
     
  17. TheLegendJoe

    TheLegendJoe Syntax error

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    Finally an excuse to upgrade the 5850 to the 7xxx when they're out :p
     
  18. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    You speak sense. I'll wait until the game is out. Hopefully 580 will be able to do 2560x1440 at high.

    Don't really fancy dual cards anyway. FT03 mATX is what I really want in the long run (eg when going for ivy bridge)
     
  19. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    probably best to wait for the new gen of cards, maybe run high rather than ultra for a while then build your uber mATX system (FT03, mmmmm)
     
  20. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    The only microstutter I have ever heard off is with ATI graphic's card's due to poor drivers, but I use to get stutter on a single card at high resolution's with only a single ATI card (x1950 Pro) changed that for a 8800gts and the stutter went away.
     
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