Battlefield 3 is the successor to the acclaimed game Battlefield 2. It includes advanced and innovative features like Frostbite 2, the incredible technology that takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio to new heights, Feeling the impact of bullets and explosions, dragging your fallen comrades into safety, and mounting your weapon on almost any part of the terrain, and unparalleled vehicle warfare.

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Minimum and Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3

Posted by Sybe on Sep 17th, 2011

Battlefield 3 is expected to have similar system requirements as the previous Battlefield game, Bad Company 2. Battlefield 3 is powered by the Frostbite 2.0 engine, which is based on the previous Frostbite 1.5, which powered Bad Company 2.
While the Frostbite 2.0 engine has a lot of new features compared to 1.5, it is also more optimized as well, which will most likely result in similar performance and Battlefield 3 system requirements for the PC. Since Battlefield 3 won’t be supporting DirecX 9, it won’t run on Windows XP.

Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3

  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card.
  • Graphics card memory: 512 MB
  • 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, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850
  • Graphics card memory: 1 GB
  • Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

Please note: these are our expected system requirements for Battlefield 3. When EA/DICE releases the official system requirements, we’ll update this page accordingly. <source>

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hardcoregamer24
hardcoregamer24 Sep 17 2011, 10:33pm says:

so this wont work on a xp. :( time to get windows 7

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Nawwx
Nawwx Sep 18 2011, 4:03am replied:

Yeah, i upgraded to windows 7 only when i found out directx 10 and 11 works only at seven.

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Chompster
Chompster Sep 17 2011, 11:27pm says: Online

knew i should have upgrades my video card too.. its right in the middle of the minimum and recommended. though ill still be able to run this easily(since i run BC2 with average of 50 to 60FPS)still need to upgrade it.

the rest is all a piece of cake for my rig

intel i7-2600K 2nd generation 3.4Ghz unlocked <---(Multithreading = 8 cores!)
8GB Corsair vengeance DDR3 RAM
BFG Nvidia GTX260 896MB overclocked

cant wait, pre-ordering soon!

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Giuseppe
Giuseppe Sep 18 2011, 12:06am says:

Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz!?!?!? Even mw3 needs more then that

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Hitelf
Hitelf Sep 18 2011, 12:31am says:

I am ready >:3

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Colossal_Dragon
Colossal_Dragon Sep 18 2011, 1:51am replied:

Agreed!

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Galen512
Galen512 Sep 18 2011, 3:41am says:

woah
time to buy a new pc :P

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Jevuner
Jevuner Sep 18 2011, 4:22am says:

How it would work maxed out on:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500 2.82 GHz
4 GB DDR2 RAM
Nvidia GTS450 1GB

??

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Sep 18 2011, 5:08am replied:

Not very good, i dont think "maxed out" is within your reach :(

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roadking
roadking Sep 18 2011, 4:46am says:

I'm having a
AMD PhenomII X6 1090T @3.20Ghz
AMD Radeon HD6950 2GB GDDR5
8GB GeIl Black Dragon DDR3 Memory

I'm pretty sure I can easily run the game, but will it be necessary for me to upgrade my system by adding another graphic card?

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GhOsT11
GhOsT11 Sep 18 2011, 4:56am says:

Can my video card compensate for my single core proc or i have to buy a new PC

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Sep 18 2011, 5:06am replied:

No, it cant? lol...Your CPU and GPU must match eachother...so, with only 1 core, you have less threads between your GPU kernel and CPU kernel, so it can never run "Maxed out" its bottle-necking each other.

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romanius24
romanius24 Sep 18 2011, 7:15am says:

not the ******* real ones...
Please note: these are our expected system requirements for Battlefield 3. When EA/DICE releases the official system requirements, we’ll update this page accordingly.

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ITCyoy543
ITCyoy543 Sep 18 2011, 8:52am says:

D: buh buh ....WWAAAAHHHH!!! Wait i have a ps3 I AM SAFE!! :D

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InsanityPays
InsanityPays Sep 18 2011, 5:35pm replied:

lol, no, that means youre f*cked xD

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ITCyoy543
ITCyoy543 Sep 19 2011, 1:17pm replied:

my ps3 defenintly beats my pc lol

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Lt.Dann
Lt.Dann Sep 18 2011, 9:53am says:

I might as well schedule a funeral for my system right now.

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crowhitewolf
crowhitewolf Sep 18 2011, 10:56am says:

Wha wha wha wha it doesn't work on XP?????

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Sybe
Sybe Sep 18 2011, 1:22pm says:

Hello, all..:) Beta: 2 week for alpha test, buy moh and pre-order.

Battlefield 3
Date Friday 28 October 2011 to 08: 30: 00

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Hard Drive: 1 TB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster P2370
Sound Card: SAMSUNG-1 (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones: Tritton AX360 True 5.1 Digital Audio Gaming Headphones
Keyboard: Logitech G15 Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MX518 Optical Gaming Mouse
Mouse Surface: Gaming Mouse Mats / Razer eXactMat
Operating System: Windows 7 Professionnel 64-bit (Service Pack 1)
Motherboard: Intel Socket 1155 Intel P8P67
Computer Case: CAJA NZXT GUARDIAN 921 NEGRA-AZUL

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kaiserleomon
kaiserleomon Sep 18 2011, 6:13pm says:

Damn it I'm on minimum requirements -.-"

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Kebabmarcus
Kebabmarcus Sep 22 2011, 5:58pm says:

Iv got

AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 Ghz

4 gb ram

Gtx 460

and w7 64 bit

How high settings can i have on bf3

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version15
version15 Sep 22 2011, 8:53pm says:

alright i can run high settings!

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