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Retyped word for word from Atomic PC magazine (Australian) Issue: 125 Jun, 2011
Nathan Lawrence talking with Patrick Bach executive producer of DICE.

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Magazine/Default.aspx

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The BF3 Demo was, understandably, showcased on a rather beastly PC. What better way to show off the visual prowess of the Frostbite 2 engine, right?

Interestingly, although a bit hazy on the specifics of the hardware, Patrick told us that the demo was played on a computer with standard high-end components and a single NVIDIA 580 Video card.

According to Patrick, the minimum requirements for running BF3 on PC are quite reasonable.
"Without going into detail, if you have a PC with equivalent hardware matching the consoles - not CPU per CPU, but matching output, thats your low spec."

He went on to claim that the computer that will be able to run BF3 on Full settings has yet to be Built.

Edited by enkay - 6/8/11 at 12:20pm
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should i take the scans down?
I'm not too sure, since it's copyrighted material and you need to pay to see it. If it was a free magazine then it shouldn't be a problem. I guess you should contact a mod and see.
    
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BF3 is going to have a hard time beating Witcher 2 in terms of visuals.

They can still try though.
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all i can say is HA. to all those suckers who said that the game could be maxxed on a single 580.
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im confused about when he said "He went on to claim that the computer that will be able to run BF3 on Full settings has yet to be Built." does that mean in general (i doubt it, im sure 2 590's could run it on max) or did he mean in dice studio's. they have not built one yet
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According to Patrick, the minimum requirements for running BF3 on PC are quite reasonable.
"Without going into detail, if you have a PC with equivalent hardware matching the consoles - not CPU per CPU, but matching output, thats your low spec."
I don't quite get what he means by this, but I sense a Dual Core CPU in the 2.4ghz-2.8ghz range and a Geforce 8800/ Radeon 3800 and 2gb of RAM as the minimum.
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I don't quite get what he means by this, but I sense a low-end dual core and a Geforce 8800/ Radeon 3800 and 2gb of RAM as the minimum.
he simply means that the game will scale that low.

The engine was designed to stream in textures and data. The worse your computer, the less detailed textures and data it will stream in. Resulting in fairly low requirements. Similar to the level of a console, which is using the same engine, so it is using the lower end of what frostbite is capable of.
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