Battlefield 4 PC System Requirements Released by EA / DICE

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The wait wondering if you need to upgrade your PC is over, EA/DICE have released minimum and recommended system requirements for PC players. Players will need at least Windows Vista SP2, though EA recommends Windows 8, more on that below. The developer also suggests 8 GB of RAM and a six-core AMD processor or a four-core Intel processor for the 30 GB game. You can get all the details in the image below.

Reasoning behind EA/DICE’s Windows 8 recommendation is because Window 8 will support DirectX 11.1 while it’s predecessor, Windows 7, is said to use only certain portions of DirectX 11.1. DICE’s Technical Director, Johan Andersson, has said that the Frostbite engine will fully support the latest version of DirectX and that systems using this software will see better performance, more specifically, better CPU optimization:

We use DX11.1, there are some optimizations in it (constant buffer offsets, dynamic buffers as SRVs) that we got in to the API that improves CPU performance in our rendering when one runs with DX11.1. This will be in BF4.” Johan Andersson stated.

Minimum system requirements:

OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit
Processor (AMD): Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
Processor (Intel): Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive / Solid State Drive: 30 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): AMD Radeon 3870
Graphics Card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Graphics Memory: 512 MB

Recommended system requirements:

OS: Windows 8 64-bit [More on why Win8 is recommended]
Processor (AMD): Six-Core
Processor (Intel): Quad-Core
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Drive / Solid State Drive: 30 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): AMD Radeon 7870 [Amazon]
Graphics Card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GT 660 [Amazon]
Graphics Memory: 3 GB

  • Eni

    Ahh, good.
    I’m my specs are a bit better than Recommended.
    Processor : i5-3570k (stock speeds)
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 7950

  • CoolyFrost

    Graphics Memory is not that important IMO. I’ve got an ASUS GTX 770 OC Edition with only 2GB GDDR5 RAM and I know it’s gonna play BF4 smoothly on max

    • Weeshnaw

      And the 480 doesn’t even have 2 gigs, it benchmarked well on ultra in the ALPHA.

    • Robert Wallace

      Having the 3+ GB of memory is only going to help people doing massive resolutions beyond 1080p other wise as long as your card has enough memory to buffer the textures and the necessary space for YOUR resolution, you are gold.

  • wargamer1969

    Graphics memory matters to me playing at 2560 x 1600, GTX 780 classified here with 16gb of ram, i7 @ 4.5. I’ll be just fine with all ultra settings just like in BF3 currently.

  • Han

    First world problems: I want to get a new graphics card, but there’s too many great games coming out that I need to buy.

  • marklez

    I found best CPU and GPU comparison in Battlefield 4. It seems that Core i5 is enough. (uff :))

    http://pclab.pl/art55028.html

  • hardmix1933

    FX-4350

    ASRock 990FX Extreme3

    Club 3D Radeon R9 270X royalQueen 2 GB

    HDD 1TB

    SSD 128GB

    DDR3-1600 8 GB (1 x 8 GB)

    Is it good or something is missing?
    please help me