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Windows 7: will BF3 be playable on these Specs ?

04 Feb 2012   #1
abdelrahman

windows 7
 
 
will BF3 be playable on these Specs ?

Hi..

I'm having some concerns about Battlefield 3 that need a look at ...
I'm about to upgrade to SAPPHIRE HD 6870
the thing is the rest of my specs are not much
I have a Core 2 Duo 2.6GHZ [E7300] & 2GB of RAM
what the FPS will be like with the new V-card .. will it be playable or do i still have to upgrade the rest ?

Much Thanks 7 members..


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04 Feb 2012   #2
Azo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

It'll will be playable. Hope this answers your query:

Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3

  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher.
  • Graphics card memory: 512 MB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
  • Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.
  • Graphics card memory: 1 GB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
  • Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
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04 Feb 2012   #3
abdelrahman

windows 7
 
 

first thank you for leaving a post..
I do know that i will be able to run it my point however is how good will it be ?
do i need to upgrade my cpu to sense the difference of upgrading my gpu ?

as far as i know the sapphire hd 6870 is able to run it on ULTRA settings on 1920x1080 with very descent fps
but if limited with a cpu like e7300 will things go low
if so then instead of buying the 6870 maybe i could go to something less like 6790 since i won't be able to get full advantage of it anyway
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04 Feb 2012   #4
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I finished the game at Maxed Out DX11 @ 1440x900 Native. See my specs below so you can have the idea by comparing the specs
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04 Feb 2012   #5
abdelrahman

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
I finished the game at Maxed Out DX11 @ 1440x900 Native. See my specs below so you can have the idea by comparing the specs
I see ... but you missed my point
I am pretty sure the 6850 can handle things very well .. again my only concern is about my CPU .. how much will it bottleneck the GPU .. shall it down the game fps to like 27 or such ?
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04 Feb 2012   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your CPU is listed as the minimum spec, therefore you can probably expect the minimum performance. I wouldn't invest a ton in a new GFX card unless you plan to also upgrade your CPU.
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05 Feb 2012   #7
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abdelrahman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
I finished the game at Maxed Out DX11 @ 1440x900 Native. See my specs below so you can have the idea by comparing the specs
I see ... but you missed my point
I am pretty sure the 6850 can handle things very well .. again my only concern is about my CPU .. how much will it bottleneck the GPU .. shall it down the game fps to like 27 or such ?
oh now i see well it will bottleneck the performance of the GPU and i would suggest you if you can find a used Quad Core CPU somewhere grab it.. not sure if it will dip the frames under 30 FPS but Quad Core's helps a lot in newer games especially which are CPU intensive games.
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05 Feb 2012   #8
peaceful

Win7 Ult x64 SP1
 
 

what pparks1 and boogieboy post is true. First of all, what res. you're gonna play BF3? The big issue of your specs is BOTTLENECK to CPU & RAM, and this will cause what so called "stuttering".
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05 Feb 2012   #9
abdelrahman

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post
what pparks1 and boogieboy post is true. First of all, what res. you're gonna play BF3? The big issue of your specs is BOTTLENECK to CPU & RAM, and this will cause what so called "stuttering".
the resolution is steady on 1366x768
you think overclocking to 3.6 will help a little ?
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06 Feb 2012   #10
peaceful

Win7 Ult x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abdelrahman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful View Post
what pparks1 and boogieboy post is true. First of all, what res. you're gonna play BF3? The big issue of your specs is BOTTLENECK to CPU & RAM, and this will cause what so called "stuttering".
the resolution is steady on 1366x768
you think overclocking to 3.6 will help a little ?
Sure, there's always a chance i guess. With 1366x768 HD 6870 will do more than enough, but another issue seems to come with your RAM.

Besides upgrading to hd 6870 will not be optimized / "not worth it" if i may say, when 1366x768 is the max. res.

I play BF3 with 1680x1050 max out and it's playable ( >30 fps ). My card Hd5850 ( proc i5 2500 k and 8 GB ram dual channel ) which's slower around 10% than hd 6870.
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