Can you run Battlefield 3 on your PC?

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Battlefield 3, EA and DICE’s amazing looking modern combat shooter will be out later this year – and, as is to be expected, the PC version will be the best looking (and possibly best playing, depending on your input method of choice) version of the game. Well, it will be if you have the requisite beefy hardware capable of running it at its best, of course. Do you have the necessary machinery?

According to retailer Gamestop, these are the bits you’ll need to get the game running :


  • Hard Drive Space: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
  • RAM2GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card


  • Hard Drive Space: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • RAM 4GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850

These are not the official specs fro EA – but they should give you an indication of what you can expect. The curious thing is that lack of XP support in the specs – but those of you toting DX11 cards wouldn’t be worried about that anyway. I should be able to get away with running relatively close to high if these specs are true – but most of my friends, the people I’d want to play, will be playing on console. What to do…what to do?

Source : VG247

Last Updated: July 11, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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