Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Battlefield 4 MSR Largely Identical to Battlefield 3, RSR Interesting

Battlefield 4 minimum system requirements (MSR) lists released to the web show them to be largely identical to those of Battlefield 3, with a few changes in the GPU requirements. The RSR (recommended system requirements) list is interesting. There's no support for Windows XP, much like Battlefield 3, but contrary to rumors, Battlefield 4 doesn't mandate 64-bit platforms. It includes 32-bit executables, even if it can take advantage of over 4 GB of system- and over 3 GB of video-memory. Battlefield 4 needs at least a Windows Vista 32-bit installation, with Service Pack 2 and KB971512 update. An AMD Athlon X2 processor clocked at 2.80 GHz or Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM (which 32-bit platforms don't fully make available anyway), and 2009-class DirectX 10 graphics cards, are part of the MSR.

Moving on to the recommended system requirements list, EA-DICE recommends 64-bit Windows 8, making us wonder why not Windows 7 64-bit, and if it has something to do with the fact that Windows 8 supports DirectX 11.1, which Windows 7 doesn't. Any six-core AMD CPU, and any Intel quad-core CPU will do. 8 GB of RAM is recommended. The developer recommends at least Radeon HD 7870 or GeForce GTX 660 graphics cards with at least 3 GB of video memory, which strangely disqualifies the Radeon HD 7870 from the RSR list, as there's no known HD 7870 variant with ≥3 GB of video memory. Hard drive space is consistent between the two lists, at 30 GB. It was 25 GB for Battlefield 3. In all, we expect Battlefield 4 to be another eye-feast, which rewards faster hardware, and perhaps even upgrading to Windows 8.


Source: The Examiner
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54 Comments on Battlefield 4 MSR Largely Identical to Battlefield 3, RSR Interesting

#1
esrever
funny how neither of the recommended graphics cards have the recommended amount of vram...
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#3
Animalpak
8 GB of DDR3 RAM recommended Uhmmm this means more people will swtich to 16 GB of system RAM soon...
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#4
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Animalpak
8 GB of DDR3 RAM recommended Uhmmm this means more people will swtich to 16 GB of system RAM soon...
If only memory prices weren't through the roof.
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#5
Prima.Vera
by: btarunr
... and perhaps even upgrading to Windows 8.
Not a chance.
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#6
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: MxPhenom 216
If only memory prices weren't through the roof.
Go figure. The power of gaming recognized. :p




:banghead:
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#7
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: cadaveca
Go figure. The power of gaming recognized. :p




:banghead:
But I do want to get another kit of my Dominator Platinums, for 16GB of sexiness and win!
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#8
Dimi
by: Prima.Vera
Not a chance.
Its a really fast OS, i was very sceptic about it at first but once you get used to it, its very very fast. Boot times are definatly under 10 seconds, hit the desktop tile and boom, done.
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#9
flemeister
by: MxPhenom 216
If only memory prices weren't through the roof.
I already loaded up on 16GB late last year, for $80AUD. :rockout:
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#10
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I believe 8GB will do just fine. This is more than likely a ploy to make gamers think they will need 16GB of ram
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#11
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
Who sales a 30gb harddrive? Battlefield 3 uses a little over 19gb of space so I'll go ahead and go out on a limb here and say 4 will need 19+gb... So, 11gb for the OS?.. hehehe I know they are just trying to show the least amount, but why not on a recommended scale tell users they will want at least a SATAIII 120gb SSD to load that space hog between rounds? I mean really they are telling you the exact graphic cards and OS to use for the best results... Why not help new PC users understand why they would want an SSD for this game. I guess the same thing can be said about there recommended ram as well. Tell the users they would want DDR3 1600 and above kits.. :toast:
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#12
EarthDog
by: Mindweaver
Battlefield 3 uses a little over 19gb of space r the OS?..
I take it you do not have any of the DL content? With all the expansion packs BF3 is well over 19GB.
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#13
TheLaughingMan
by: Mindweaver
Who sales a 30gb harddrive? Battlefield 3 uses a little over 19gb of space so I'll go ahead and go out on a limb here and say 4 will need 19+gb... So, 11gb for the OS?.. hehehe I know they are just trying to show the least amount, but why not on a recommended scale tell users they will want at least a SATAIII 120gb SSD to load that space hog between rounds? I mean really they are telling you the exact graphic cards and OS to use for the best results... Why not help new PC users understand why they would want an SSD for this game. I guess the same thing can be said about there recommended ram as well. Tell the users they would want DDR3 1600 and above kits.. :toast:
ummmmm no. 30 GB of free space on your hard drive, not an actual 30 GB hard drive. Games have never recommended hard drives, just give you an estimate of how much free space you are going to need to install the game.
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#14
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: EarthDog
I take it you do not have any of the DL content? With all the expansion packs BF3 is well over 19GB.
Yea the DLC's around around 3GB a piece
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#15
Solidstate89
I believe the devs were referring to 11.2 when they recommended Windows 8, weren't they? I could absolutely be mistaken in that regard, but I didn't think 11.1 added anything really beneficial, while 11.2 adds some interesting advantages that game developers can take advantage of.

Either way, I'm quite glad I got a 780 and 32GB of RAM when I did my new build. Figured there was no reason not to.
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#16
LightningJR
by: Dimi
Its a really fast OS, i was very sceptic about it at first but once you get used to it, its very very fast. Boot times are definatly under 10 seconds, hit the desktop tile and boom, done.
I get the same with an SSD on Windows 7.


by: flemeister
I already loaded up on 16GB late last year, for $80AUD. :rockout:
I scored 32GB of 1866 RAM boxing day last year for 109.99 :D


by: EarthDog
I take it you do not have any of the DL content? With all the expansion packs BF3 is well over 19GB.
34.2GB to be exact. :( Takes a huge dent out of my 120GB HDD.
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#17
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
by: EarthDog
I take it you do not have any of the DL content? With all the expansion packs BF3 is well over 19GB.
Err.. EarthDog read buddy.. This is for the game not all the DL to come and that is what I was referring too.. :toast:

by: TheLaughingMan
ummmmm no. 30 GB of free space on your hard drive, not an actual 30 GB hard drive. Games have never recommended hard drives, just give you an estimate of how much free space you are going to need to install the game.
ummmm yes.. It says Harddrive.. Not Free harddrive space.. If they are recommending free harddrive space then say it.. I'm not saying I disagree with what you are saying, but for someone that needs these spec it would help to word it better and recommend better items. I would hope that nobody that is an active member here at TPU would need these specs. hehehe

You guys are missing the point I'm trying to make fellas.. I would like them to recommend an SSD drive over a mechanical drive. Not just leave it at a number.. :toast:
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#18
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
The 64-bit game revolution begins! :D
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#19
EarthDog
by: Mindweaver
Err.. EarthDog read buddy.. This is for the game not all the DL to come and that is what I was referring too.. :toast:
Errrrrr, I did read. Just saying that the 'entire' games uses A LOT more. :toast:
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#20
xvi
Title could also read "Battlefield 4 Gameplay Largely Identical to Battlefield 3, Interesting" just like all the other things EA has touched.
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#21
Solidstate89
by: Mindweaver
Err.. EarthDog read buddy.. This is for the game not all the DL to come and that is what I was referring too.. :toast:



ummmm yes.. It says Harddrive.. Not Free harddrive space.. If they are recommending free harddrive space then say it.. I'm not saying I disagree with what you are saying, but for someone that needs these spec it would help to word it better and recommend better items. I would hope that nobody that is an active member here at TPU would need these specs. hehehe

You guys are missing the point I'm trying to make fellas.. I would like them to recommend an SSD drive over a mechanical drive. Not just leave it at a number.. :toast:
The SSD would only help with load times (and sometimes, not even at all depending on the game architecture) not anything to do with performance. Anyone would interpret that as meaning 30GB of free space. Just because it's under the category of "HDD" does not mean they're recommending a 30GB HDD.:wtf:
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#22
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
by: EarthDog
Errrrrr, I did read. Just saying that the 'entire' games uses A LOT more. :toast:
Errrrrr, What you wanted to read. :p Still not the point I was trying to make buddy. :toast:

by: Solidstate89
The SSD would only help with load times (and sometimes, not even at all depending on the game architecture) not anything to do with performance. Anyone would interpret that as meaning 30GB of free space. Just because it's under the category of "HDD" does not mean they're recommending a 30GB HDD.:wtf:
That's funny.. lol Even better with your name.. So now a SSD isn't any faster in performance.. You guys kill me how you jump to their defense.. hehehe

EDIT: Why would anyone need to "interpret" anything on a pc? So, they are character limited now? hehehe
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#23
ThE_MaD_ShOt
I am already at 16gb of mem and I have 3x 1tb drives in my main rig. With 2x 7850's crossfired I should be golden. I may bump up to 32gb of mem just because.
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#24
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Mindweaver
Err.. EarthDog read buddy.. This is for the game not all the DL to come and that is what I was referring too.. :toast:



ummmm yes.. It says Harddrive.. Not Free harddrive space.. If they are recommending free harddrive space then say it.. I'm not saying I disagree with what you are saying, but for someone that needs these spec it would help to word it better and recommend better items. I would hope that nobody that is an active member here at TPU would need these specs. hehehe

You guys are missing the point I'm trying to make fellas.. I would like them to recommend an SSD drive over a mechanical drive. Not just leave it at a number.. :toast:
Jesus dude really?

When has a game every recommended just a hard drive itself. They are talking about free space on a drive to store the game. Regardless of SSD or platter drive. You will need about 30GB of space to install the game.

by: xvi
Title could also read "Battlefield 4 Gameplay Largely Identical to Battlefield 3, Interesting" just like all the other things EA has touched.
No shit, its still Battlefield.
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#25
Solidstate89
by: Mindweaver
Errrrrr, What you wanted to read. :p Still not the point I was trying to make buddy. :toast:



That's funny.. lol Even better with your name.. So now a SSD isn't any faster in performance.. You guys kill me how you jump to their defense.. hehehe

EDIT: Why would anyone need to "interpret" anything on a pc? So, they are character limited now? hehehe
Uhh..no. An SSD will not improve game performance. Unless you consider level load times as "performance." Your frame rate will not improve at all - the storage medium is meaningless when it comes to actual in-game frame rate and performance. And again, in regards to load times, some games don't even speed up when you use an SSD. It all depends on the game really.

Your edit statement about interpreting is quite nonsensical as well as I was referring to how anyone would interpret the 30GB meaning. It should be obvious what it meant. You simply interpreted it incorrectly and made a big deal out of it.
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