Battlefield 4 PC specs with Windows 8 64-bit debate

By Alan Ng - Sep 10, 2013

DICE has kept everyone waiting for a long time, but finally we can now bring you the official recommended specs for Battlefield 4, ahead of the official launch on October 29. You may be surprised about this, but the developer is actually recommending everyone to have Windows 8 running in order to enjoy the game as intended.

Some of you may be content with trying to run Battlefield 4 with the current specs that your system is running, but others will now be frantically racing to upgrade in order to comply with what DICE are recommending for the highly anticipated shooter.

As expected, Battlefield 4 is not going to run on any weak or outdated hardware. Aside from a 64-bit version of Windows 8, DICE also recommends either a AMD six-core processor, or an Intel quad-core setup. There are two recommended graphics set up as well, these being an AMD Radeon HD 7870 or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660.

As for memory, you will want to have at the very least a system with 8GB of RAM and 3GB of dedicated graphics memory. If you have all of the above, you can look forward to playing Battlefield just the way you have been witnessing in the PC gameplay trailers – at a stunning 60 frames per second.

Do you have a system to run Battlefield 4 smoothly?

Do you have a system to run Battlefield 4 smoothly?

Failure to match the recommended specs above though and you may have to endure playing Battlefield 4 at a lower frame rate and a decrease in graphical quality.

With that in mind, give us your reaction to the official recommended specs for Battlefield 4. Do you have a system in your home that can easily match what DICE is asking, or are you going to struggle?

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  • Ken R.

    Win 7 64 bit. I intensely dislike Win 8. I’m waiting for Win 9 to see if Microsoft pulls their head out of their arse. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz OCed to 3.6Ghz using a Corsair H80 Water cooler, 16GB of G-Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 and I used a EVGA Nvidia GeForce 560ti OCed for BF3 but I will probably go with a (EVGA/Gigabyte/ASUS) Nvidia GeForce 760 or 770 4Gb vRAM version for BF4. Whichever one I can afford in October.

    It’s too bad that Black Friday is nearly a full 2 months after the Open Beta or I would wait for then to see if I could score any upgrade components on the cheap or at least with a slight discount. Especially video cards. I have a feeling I would save about 10 to 20% during that time period on upgrades. Would also love to upgrade to a 250GB+ SSD primary drive. We’ll see.

  • Moses

    i have intel i5 3230m 2.60 ghz- 3.20 ghz turbo boost and nvidia gt 650m 1gb vram and 1tb hdd, 12gb ram will i be able to run it

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