NVIDIA Offers Guides To Building A PC Worthy Of Battlefield 3

NVIDIA Offers Guides To Building A PC Worthy Of Battlefield 3

One thing that’s becoming clear from the reviews coming in about Battlefield 3 is that a person’s satisfaction might vary greatly depending on whether you play it on console or PC. If you want to experience the make-your-eyes-tear-up peak experience supposedly offered by DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine but don’t know where to start, then Nvidia’s got a super-helpful breakdown on their GEForce website. The GPU manufacturer runs down configurations of various parts from its product lines as they’d integrate with a variety of motherboards, HDDs and RAM options. There’s a few different price ranges, so you may not have to hurt your wallet too much to run EA’s latest shooter in all its glory.

Nvidia’s already run down how its GeForce GTX graphics card combined with the PhysX physics engine will radically improve performance for Arkham City. With this latest piece on Battlefield 3, they’re going a bit further. Hopefully, with the recommended specs for Skyrim just revealed, they’ll offer similar guidance on crafting an affordable Elder Scrolls V rig.

How To Build A Kick-Ass Battlefield 3 PC [GeForce.com]


  • Fucking awesome. I love this point of a console generation’s lifecycle, where the PC is fucking leaps and bounds ahead of what the consoles can do, and developers are starting to develop features specifically for them.

    I lol’d at the Battlefield 3 MINIMUM specs – ‘Graphics similar to a console’

    • What’s with the competition champ? In 2 years the ps4 will be out and you will be needing to splash out another $2000 to upgrade your once mighty paper weight. Stop with the trolling.

      • $2000? You console fans really don’t know wrong you are about PC prices.
        Oh and when the PS4 comes out for probably $1000 you’ll probably have
        to buy the latest $1500 TV to enjoy it at its fullest.
        By than I would of been enjoying BF3 in all its glory for at least 12 months.

        • “$2000? You console fans really don’t know wrong you are about PC prices.”

          $2000 sounds a bit steep even by my reasoning. You can get a new rig for that. $2500 if you want to make it overkill with a raid and two graphics cards).

          However, in terms of TVs, Trex, you need to check your research again.

          At most, one needs to fork out around $800 now for a 32″ Bravia. Based on the price you quote, you are implying that to get the most out of the game one needs a 55″+ TV.

          Seriously, enough about this nonsense about graphics and gaming. If a game sinks, it going to stink even if you play it at 640×480 or at 1080p and upwards.

      • nah just a few hundred dollars. no more than the cost of a release day console(fucked up, made by the cheapest bidder, rrod, ylod etc.)

        • A few hundred dollars will only get one a new graphics and that is it.

          Seriously, I do not know where you go your idea of consoles from but they are not root in reality.

          With the exception of the Wii (or anything from Nintendo for that matter), the current gen consoles were made with close too or compariable hardware at the time. Case in point, the Cell B.E. processor in the PS3.

          Furthermore, consoles have an advantage where they have specialised chips for a sole purpose while PCs have chips that are generalised by 10,000+ competing standards.

          So to say that consoles are years old hardware before they are even released is no true. It is just troll fodder – and I think we get enough of that kind of rubbish from the morning news so how about not contributing to the mess further?

          • My though on the matter, yes Console’s have “outdated hardware” in comparison to what you can get in computers, but looking at it that way, PC’s have horrid Operating System’s which are not optimized for the hardware they run on. A console running say 6gb RAM, a 2GB gfx card and an i7 would astronomically blow a PC of the same spec away, all because of OS integration/optimization whatever you call it, so theoretically you are both right lol

  • Pretty sure my PC will run it fine

    Motherboard: Asus P8Z68
    RAM: 8gb 1600Mhz G.Skill RipJaw
    CPU: Intel 2500k i5
    GPU: Ati Radeon Sapphire 6950 2gb
    SSD: 2x60gb OCZ Vertex III
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 2tb (storage)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua C-14
    PSU: Antec TruePower 750W
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Case: SilverStone Fortress FT02

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