Battlefield 3: PC Hardware Requirements: Worried you can’t run it?

By Alan Ng - Apr 18, 2011

As most of you will probably agree, Battlefield 3 is shaping up to be the best looking video games of the year, after EA has been showing off the full power of their Frostbite 2 engine which will feature in the game. However, the graphics are going to be very demanding for those of you hoping to get the PC version of the game.

EA Dice has already stated that the PC version of the game will feature the best graphics, and will be separated from the console versions which will be downgraded slightly since they can’t handle the full power.

What we want to know, is whether your current system will be able to handle the game, or if you’re planning to buy a new rig just in order to run Battlefield 3 at optimal settings. EA hasn’t disclosed the official miminum specs for the game, but we do have a list of recommended specs which have been provided by

According to them, you’ll need at least a Quad Core processor to run BF3 at a reasonable frame rate. You’ll also need 4GB of RAM spare, 512MB of video memory available and have a graphics card compatible with DirectX 11. Again, these are not official specs yet, but don’t be surprised if a quad-core processor is recommended by EA.

What gaming graphics can you handle on the PC at the moment? Are you worried that your current setup cannot play BF3 – will you risk it with a dual-core?

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  • Battlefield GAMER

    One of the guys who was at gamescom said if you can Run bad company 2 with ease, you are able to play battlefield 3. So basically if you can run bad company 2 on high with vsync off or on you can play BF3 without issue. 😀

  • RoadShow

    I have a Pentium D extream edition, factory overclocked. Also 3GB of Ram and a 1GB graphics card that is Direct X 11 compatible.

    Think I can play this even though it says quad core and 4GB of ram? I can't even upgrade to 4GB I don't think.

  • Neil

    I used to be a PC gamer, but decided I could get just as good graphics on xbox and ps3, so opted for these systems. However having just played Crysis2 at a friends house on PC I am now going back to PC. Definitly going to wait for the system requirements to come out first before making the plunge though. PC all the way from now on. Max Payne 3 etc