PC Gamers Get Ready: Here Are The Battlefield 3 PC Requirements

There are lots of games coming out this year that are set to keep you playing them for hours on end, a couple of the popular ones are inevitably Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and of course Battlefield 3. With that being the case, we thought we would snoop around and try and find out the minimum and recommended PC requirements for the game.

If you have seen any of the trailers or any of the gameplay then you will be thinking your machine might not cope and from looking at the spec sheet, you might be right! Check out the bottom of the article for some of the multiplayer gameplay and you will see what we are talking about, it looks absolutely stunning in terms of detail and background. Check out the minimum requirements below…

Minimum System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS VISTA (SERVICE PACK 2) 32-BIT
PROCESSOR: 2 GHZ DUAL CORE (CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ OR ALTHON X2 2.7 GHZ)
MEMORY: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD (AMD): DIRECTX 10.1 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 SERIES, WITH ATI RADEON 3870 OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
GRAPHICS CARD (NVIDIA): DIRECTX 10.0 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 SERIES WITH NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE

As you can see, it is going to take up a lot of Hard Drive space and it has some fairly high required specifications and that is just for the minimum… Wait until you see the recommended requirements, they are basically looking for new top end machines, check them out below.

Recommended System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS 7 64-BIT
PROCESSOR: QUAD-CORE CPU
MEMORY: 4 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD: DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE WITH 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 OR ATI RADEON 6950)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE

We learned of these requirements through the NeoGAF forums where Nirolak added a post; he sourced the official Battlefield website which you can see on this link. Remember you can keep up with the latest news for the new up and coming game by following them on Facebook, check them out by clicking here.

Have you been looking forward to the release of this game but have now found that your PC won’t cope with its requirements? Let us know your thoughts on the requirements in the comments section below.

  • Anonymous

    I’m afraid if I put Battlefield 3 in my computer with an ATI HD Radeon 5570 it might explode because it is just too awesome!

  • WheelieDon

    For the Battlefield fans out there, I think it’s safe to say that we have all been looking forward to this game for quite some time. For the real enthusiasts I think there was always the expectation that this game would push PC hardware as do most highly anticipated games. That being said I’m not at all surprised by the recommended specs. I and many of the members of my gaming clan have been preparing for this release by upgrading to specs similar to the recommended for the past several months. Can’t wait for the release!!!

  • jm

    PC games should be made in a way that they can be played on average specs, i.e an I5 dual core with a mid-range graphics card. On the opposite consoles should deliver true HD.
    Installing BFBC2 was a three hour nightmare for my computer and I won’t take the risk to try and buy the game this time.

  • jm

    PC games should be made in a way that they can be played on average specs, i.e an I5 dual core with a mid-range graphics card. On the opposite consoles should deliver true HD.
    Installing BFBC2 was a three hour nightmare for my computer and I won’t take the risk to try and buy the game this time.

  • jm

    PC games should be made in a way that they can be played on average specs, i.e an I5 dual core with a mid-range graphics card. On the opposite consoles should deliver true HD.
    Installing BFBC2 was a three hour nightmare for my computer and I won’t take the risk to try and buy the game this time.