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post #1921 of 52874
In all honesty DX11 was designed to increase performance more so than to add visuals. The only game that I've seen do this well, sadly, is World of Warcraft. They enhanced the visuals and substantially increased performance. However, I feel like DICE will implement it correctly since Battlefield 3 is a DX10/11 only game and be able to provide us with amazing visuals with great performance.

Based on what we know right now, the gameplay shown so far has all been running off of a Core i7 (presumed to be either a 2600k or 990X) and a SINGLE GTX 580. The build version that was used for these demo's is an unoptimized Pre-Alpha code and the single GTX 580 still plays it at high settings at 1080p (rumored 4x AA as well) with 60 FPS. That should be evident enough of how well the game runs already in just Pre-Alpha considering its visuals.

If I were to pick a side though I'd definitely pick Nvidia. DICE has stated they will be using tessellation (amongst numerous other DX11 features) for their landscape environment (similar to HAWX) and possibly even more geometry. Nvidia definitely still has a upper hand when it comes to tessellation performance, especially if they do decide to use extreme tessellation.

We can't really compare current performance in Bad Company 2 and extrapolate that into performance for Battlefield 3 solely because Bad Company 2 was still a partial port. Battlefield 3 is being built from the ground up for each individual platform, including PC. DICE has already stated numerous times that they will use all available power from computer hardware to make the game run at its prime. I personally expect Battlefield 3 to run better compared to Bad Company 2 on the same hardware due to these optimizations.

Also, DICE is aiming for a much larger PC userbase for this game than Bad Company 2. Considering that most gamers (over 50% according to Steam) still sit on a dual-core CPU and a GPU equivalent to a 9800GTX, we can expect DICE to optimize this game quite well. I'd expect that a dual-core CPU/9800GTX system would be able to out do the visuals on the console versions of this game.

Based on my speculation, if you want to run this game at max at 1080p then you really won't need to beef up your system too much. I think in the end any decent Core i5/i7 or Phenom II quad core will be enough for CPU power. As for GPU, I think to max it at 1080p then a HD 5850/6850 and GTX 470/560Ti and up will do the job. For 2560x1600 then I'd expect to bump it up to at least a HD 6970 and GTX 580 and for Eyefinity or Nvidia Surround resolutions then a Crossfire/SLI set-up or Dual GPU card (GTX 590/HD 6990) will be required.
post #1922 of 52874
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Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WoIF...layer_embedded

Is it fake? Or real Xbox 360 Gameplay?
That is impressive! Sad the video was such bad quality though :/
Looks real at least???
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post #1923 of 52874
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WoIF...layer_embedded

Is it fake? Or real Xbox 360 Gameplay?
I think it's real... or it's the new flashpoint game
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Is it fake? Or real Xbox 360 Gameplay?
From the prone animations, i'd say that its legit. Downloaded it in case it gets taken down. I'll put it up on photobucket or something.
    
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I think it's real... or it's the new flashpoint game
I believe it is the new flashpoint game as well. I have already seen it availible for download on some sites so I may just have to try it now to see.

That and the fact that he is playing it on an xbox, why would they do that, really.
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post #1926 of 52874
I agree with legit.

It has a few things that we've seen in the trailers. One thing that's odd is the load cirkel at 6:32, wasn't it supposed to load the map and that's that?

Could also be a flashpoint save...
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post #1927 of 52874
Oh come on, this is not Battlefield 3, lol.
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Oh come on, this is not Battlefield 3, lol.
Sorry but

Seems like a very easy single player example.
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Definitely looks like Operation Flashpoint, fail Youtube troll is fail.
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Sorry but

Seems like a very easy single player example.
You really need proof...?
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