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News Battlefield 3 system requirements announced

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Sep 2011.

  1. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Your sentence has an adjective without a subject to modify. This mistake can easily be fixed with the addition of "I am". :D
    Don't get too excited, it's just a precaution. Storage requirements are often inflated to compensate for additional space required for patches and future content. God forbid the requirements say, for example, 15GB and the game actually requires 16GB thus potentially making users with only 15GB of free space unable to play despite meeting the requirements.
     
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    fdbh96 New Member

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    Oh dear, got a 460 thinking I'd be safe for a bit...:(
     
  3. tristanperry

    tristanperry Active Member

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    My computer fairs recently well against the recommended requirements (considering it's ~2 years old); phew ;)

    Sounds like my PC will handle the game decent-ish on somewhat high settings.
     
  4. thelaw

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    You should be fine with the 460, they are over spec-ing at 560 1gb, likely for big gaming screens running max settings wanting smooth game play..a 1gb 460 will be more than enough.
     
  5. Bonedoctor

    Bonedoctor Have you turned it off & on again?

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    Slightly off topic

    Don't I know it - I have an eyefinity setup & it (Witcher 2) will only open with either black bars above and below on the middle fo three screens ffs or with black bars on the side screen but unable to view/play because you can't shift the HUDs. There was a work around but the developers (seemigly deliberately) broke this with an "update". I will NOT be buying another witcher game until they sort out this glaring problem. And i'm not the only one... just check the witcher forums!
     
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  6. Ayrto

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    Yeah and RAGE is 25GB - they say that's mainly due to the megatextures they're using. I'd imagine Batman Arkham City with its huge 40 hour :eeek: campaign, will be a another enormous install too. Luckily 1TB HDDs are pretty cheap these days tho..
     
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    it's the se version aswell :)

    (can you tell I'm looking for an excuse to tell my dad a 570 is worth it ;))
     
  8. ChEsTeH

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    Would 460GTX's 1Gig in SLI be sufficient ?
     
  9. Tyr

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    Did someone make a mistake here?

    "Graphics card: DirectX 11-compatible with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950)"

    Surely you mean GTX 560 or HD 6850? (not same performance but same market bracket)
     
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    Anyone have any thoughts on how it will run on a E8400 @ 4ghz? Getting a new gpu (6970 2gb memory), but trying to hold off upgrading the chipset for now...
     
  11. Metaporic

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    Yea Tyr, I said the same thing on the last page. I cant see anyway that a 560 is supposed to the minimum equivalent of a 6950. Even if say the game seems to be running better on the 560 than its equivalent 6850/70, id not imagine it would be more than 2 or 3 fps at best, Nvidia must be paying them off to claim a 6950 is needed, damn that TWIMTBP.

    Makes me kinda regret opting for the 6870 over the 560 GTX. Oh well, both are just the smallest bit better than my 4650 lol.
     
  12. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    the engine is heavily multithreaded, you'd do well to stick a Q6600in there.
     
  13. lp1988

    lp1988 Well-Known Member

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    time for a new GPU around January
     
  14. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    Recommended Specs: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950...

    It is sad that there are only two companies making video cards these days. Competition and innovation must be fierce.
     
  15. lp1988

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    I hope I missed the Irony in that statement XD
     
  16. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    ...but u'd want DDR3 for sure. i only got 4Gb and now i want more since i just installed win7 x64, DDR2 is rare and more expensive than DDR3.......... /sigh


    hmmm..... are there any lg775 (thats Q6600 isnt it?) with DDR3?
     
  17. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    EA, I laugh at your recommended specs. Do you not understand the geek following of this game that is bit-tech?!
     
  18. wayner1374

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    Core I7 920 asus matrix rog 580 dell u27 don't think I'm going to be able run on full settings @2560x 1440

    Sent from Bittech Android app
     
  19. Necrow

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    Damn I'll be working, but I'm starting to feel faint now, maybe some flue coming on lol
     
  20. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Exactly... Maybe I'll buy a second one, in the used market...
     
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