Battlefield 3 PC specs appear briefly at GameStop

first_imgAny PC gamers waiting eagerly to buy and play Battlefield 3 will be asking themselves the single, most important question: is my PC powerful enough to play it?Until EA and DICE officially release details of the required specs you just don’t know for sure. In most cases today’s mid-range PCs will run the game, but you end up using a lower resolution and the special effects turned down or off to some extent. Only those with a gaming rig purchased or built in the last 6 months can really be sure of being able to turn everything up to 11.GameStop seem to have answered the spec question early, though, by accidentally posting the minimum and recommended requirements for Battlefield 3 on the product listing page. Those specs have now gone, but not before they were grabbed by a few gaming sites.So, if you intend on buying the game on October 25th here’s the minimum and recommended specs you need to be aiming for:MinimumCore 2 Duo dual-core processor running at 2GHz (or equivalent AMD)2GB RAM10GB hard drive space (digital version) or 15GB (disc version)Windows Vista or Windows 7Nvidia or ATi graphics card supporting DirectX 10RecommendedQuad core processor (no speed specified)4GB RAM10GB hard drive space (digital version) or 15GB (disc version)Windows Vista or Windows 7GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 6850, or equivalent DirectX 11 cardWhile the recommended specs are quite high, you have to consider this is the new Frostbite 2.0 engine which is looking forward rather than back in terms of supported features and hardware.What doesn’t make sense at the moment is why the disc version is 5GB larger than the digital game. Is this due to additional feature shipping with the disc?Whatever the case, with Battlefield 3 still 3 months away it sounds like a great opportunity to start choosing components for a new gaming rig built just in time to play it.More at Gamerzineslast_img

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