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EA-DICE publish Battlefield 4 PC minimum/recommended specs

by Mark Tyson on 11 September 2013, 10:00

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), PC

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Alongside a Tweet asking the masses “Is your rig Prepared4Battle?” EA-DICE has revealed the minimum system requirements (MSR) and recommended system requirements (RSR) for PC hardware required to play the game. While the MSR list is almost exactly the same as for Battlefield 3, the RSR has jumped quite significantly.

Starting by looking at the OS requirements it is interesting to note support for 32-bit OSes such as Windows Vista SP2 32-bit, though a minimum RAM spec is 4GB which a 32-bit system can’t address fully. The RSR contrasts with the inclusion of Windows 8 64-bit and 8GB of RAM. The Windows 8 recommendation is possibly due to its support for DirectX 11.1.

The quad-core processor RSR of Battlefield 3 has been superseded by Battlefields 4’s RSR of a six-core CPU from AMD or a four-core from Intel. Turning to GPU specs, 3GB of graphics memory and an AMD Radeon HD 7870 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or better are recommended. However an AMD Radeon HD 7870 with 3GB of graphics memory doesn’t exist in the market at this time.

Battlefield 4 will be available from October 29 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Battlefield 4 will also be made available for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 on the respective console’s launch date in your region.

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hoping my laptop won't wheeze too much over this ~:D Bring on the Beta already!
Game requirements are always so vague. They don't say what exactly the requirement is for! No mention of what sort of resolution and frame rate you will get with the recommended. Judging by bf3 I would say that's for medium-high settings at 720p with no msaa @60fps on full size mp battles. Definitely wanting more gpu power than what is suggested for higher settings and res!
I think this might be the time for my 6870 cf setup to be upgraded. While it has the performance punch, the memory limit of a single card is going to make this game suffer.
The only big requirement on the recommended is the 3GB GPU memory when even the majority of 770's are only 2GB.
As above, without resolutions or frame rates these are useless. I guess we will need to wait until the beta to establish what is suitable and what isnt