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

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 EnterBF3.com.

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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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