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too early to tell.. you probably want to upgrade you GPU though since its probably gonna be your weakest link for BF3.
    
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BFBC2 was a horribly optimized game. It needed at least i5's to run fine.

If they're really making this game for PC and actually spend some time on it, it will most likely run ok on a Dual. It will most likely require a quad for recommended though.
...based on what?

From your comment, I doubt you have development experience. You are talking about dual vs quad without mentioning clock speeds. If you want to make that argument, then an optimized game would be designed for quads. This would imply better threading and would allow the thread scheduler to manage the work better.
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I am going to be pretty much rebuilding my rig for this game. I don't want to skip a single frame watching destruction 3.0..
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I hope they make the game worthy of upgrades.
    
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My observation:

BC2 was a port from PS3. PS3 has an epic CPU, hence BC2 on PC takes a lot of CPU power.

BF3 is written for PC. Since most people don't have epic CPUs, they might try to better optimize it.

Just my .
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My observation:

BC2 was a port from PS3. PS3 has an epic CPU, hence BC2 on PC takes a lot of CPU power.

BF3 is written for PC. Since most people don't have epic CPUs, they might try to better optimize it.

Just my .
I would agree....although this is just speculation still. From everything I have read, players are going to need some pretty beefy video cards to get the most out of it. If I can't max this game with a good frame rate, I am going to feel like I am missing out.
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I would agree....although this is just speculation still. From everything I have read, players are going to need some pretty beefy video cards to get the most out of it. If I can't max this game with a good frame rate, I am going to feel like I am missing out.
yea, i really hope so.

Crysis pushed me to upgrade to something that could handle it, but i haven't needed to do that since....

If BF3 lets us down Crysis2 style, i am going to personally go to DICE's studio, and punch in their door, that'll show them what a real destructible environment looks like....
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post #29 of 38
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BFBC2 was a horribly optimized game. It needed at least i5's to run fine.

If they're really making this game for PC and actually spend some time on it, it will most likely run ok on a Dual. It will most likely require a quad for recommended though.
What the hell are you talking about? I run BC2 completely maxed out at over 50fps at all times on my Core 2 Quad.
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Ill be holding tight till after release, see how well i can play it. If its sub par ill look at my options then and upgrade as needed.. For reference in bc2 i get MinFPS; 34, MaxFPS; 99, AvgFPS; 59, which is more than playable, hoping for similar results with bf3!
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