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when will open beta start up again?
Never started.

Some time September
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With all this "game will work out of the browser" crap I'm starting to see that BF3 on Steam would be pointless since Origin is 100% required to launch the game. If I can come across another good preorder opportunity (like with a free extra game) on Origin I think I'd just go for it even though I'm against the cause and wanted to just buy a physical copy. I'm willing to bet that the physical copy will not have a nice box, nor manual, and will probably have a disc that just installs Origin and makes you authenticate the game and download it anyway, though it would make sense if it just installed the game files along with Origin after authenticating.
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Well with a promo code it's only $47.99 for BF3 on new egg. If I had 2 more dollars in my bank account I would cancel my Game Stop Preorder and get it from the good old egg. Code expires tonight at 11:59 PDT.
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With all this "game will work out of the browser" crap I'm starting to see that BF3 on Steam would be pointless since Origin is 100% required to launch the game. If I can come across another good preorder opportunity (like with a free extra game) on Origin I think I'd just go for it even though I'm against the cause and wanted to just buy a physical copy. I'm willing to bet that the physical copy will not have a nice box, nor manual, and will probably have a disc that just installs Origin and makes you authenticate the game and download it anyway, though it would make sense if it just installed the game files along with Origin after authenticating.
what ever makes you feel better! lol

The physical copy will probably be just like all the other releases, manual, pamphlets, nice looking case, etc...

I'm in the middle, don't care which one I get as long as I get the best bang for the buck, and everything works out smoothly.
Edited by T3beatz - 8/20/11 at 9:57am
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Well with a promo code it's only $47.99 for BF3 on new egg. If I had 2 more dollars in my bank account I would cancel my Game Stop Preorder and get it from the good old egg. Code expires tonight at 11:59 PDT.
It is still not available at Newegg Canada =(. but anyways I had ordered mine months ago on Amazon Canada.
 
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I'd imagine 1Gb is enough for 1920x1080?
I ran the alpha at 1080p and the game used over 1GB vram. I forget how much exactly. And that was on the Metro map. It looks like other maps are even bigger. I think 1.5 vram is needed as minimum for 1080p.
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Half a year ago, 1GB of vram would have been more than enough for 1080p.

I'm so glad I went with 6970's over 570's, today, many games are using lot more than 1GB of vram @ 1080p, a nice example is Crysis 2.

I bet Battlefield 3 will use over 1GB of vram when maxed out @ 1080p.
    
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Yeah they use a bit more polygons but huge increase in texture resolutions which will consume your VRAM.
 
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I ran the alpha at 1080p and the game used over 1GB vram. I forget how much exactly. And that was on the Metro map. It looks like other maps are even bigger. I think 1.5 vram is needed as minimum for 1080p.
The next gen of GPUs can't get here fast enough for me!
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Half a year ago, 1GB of vram would have been more than enough for 1080p.

I'm so glad I went with 6970's over 570's, today, many games are using lot more than 1GB of vram @ 1080p, a nice example is Crysis 2.

I bet Battlefield 3 will use over 1GB of vram when maxed out @ 1080p.
Like someone said before, even the Alpha was using 1.3 VRAM
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