Battlefield 4 PC system requirements released, everyone frantically checks wallets

Battlefield 4

By on September 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

EA and DICE have finally released the system requirements for Battlefield 4, after months of speculation and half-heard rumours. Without further ado, they are:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit (with KB971512 Platform Update)
  • Processor: AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 3870 or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
  • Graphics Memory: 512 MB
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 8 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD six-core CPU or Intel quad-core CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7870 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  • Graphics Memory: 3 GB
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB

We went hands-on with Battlefield 4 at this year’s Gamescom. Click here to see how that turned out.

Source: Twitter (Thanks, PalZer0)

20 comments (Leave your own)

Looks about the same as BF3 which is a good thing. Won’t have to buy a new computer just yet.

 

I’m upgrading in November anyway, but my rig would still play this easily.

 

Easy Peasy. Not that i’ll play “Battlefield 3: Buildings Now Fall Down” though.

 

kinkykel:
Easy Peasy. Not that i’ll play “Battlefield 3: Buildings Now Fall Down” though.

I feel the same about it, to be honest. BF3 was a let down for me and I’ve only invested a fraction of the hours into it I have in other BF games. Unless BF4 is amazingly better on release, I’ll be giving this one a miss as well.

 

3 gig of vram is pretty damn high

 

I would expect a bit of processing power needed for all the physics if the maps will be as destructible as EA claim. But is there really that big a difference to Win7 64bit to Win8 64bit ?

 

Nearly 180 hours in BF3, have got this pre-ordered and can’t wait.

My PC should also run this well enough.

 

There is very little difference between 7 64bit and 8 64bit.

By the look of it it won’t be long now before they start phasing out 32 bit systems though.

 

I question EA’s minimum specs, BF3 wouldn’t run on on that.

 

Yeah the min reqs are sus, no way that’s playable on a 3870 or 8800gt.

Also 3gb vram, ouch.

 

Meh, so many people cry about specs for no reason, apparently my definition of “it will run” is totally different from a lot of folks on the net. I continually laugh at people whole PCs are better than mine and cry that a game i play on high (or better) settings “won’t run”.

God forbid your 6 year old rig wont run a new release on ultra with 16xAA @ 100fps.

 

Just find it a bit misleading when they list a 8800gt as a min requirement, which isn’t going to run the game even on the lowest settings. I’ll be fine with my 680 i think :P

 

those minimum specs seem … unrealistic…

Anyways the only way I’d buy another battlefield game was if they did a humble bundle again.

I kind of enjoyed bits of the multiplayer but having a limited amount of time the barrier to entry (weapons unlocks) was insanely restrictive of what I could do in the game and I constantly felt frustrated being out gunned by snipers with bi-pods or tanks with reactive armor and guided missles.

I don’t understand why unlocks in games became so popular I just find them tedious and frustrating

 

I put over 980 hours into BFBC2 Last time I played a DICE game an last time I ever will….They are just screwing idiots who think BF1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-99 is any different

 

Compare with BF3′s requirements: http://bf3blog.com/battlefield-3-system-requirements/

The minimum required amount of RAM and HDD space has doubled but the CPU and GPU specs are the same.

I turned down the settings in BF3 to max the framerate anyway, I expect BF4 will be more optimized as well.

 

im still running an i7 920, gigabyte x58 board with 6 gig corsair dominators (1600mhz) radeon hd 5850 oc, im planing on getting a new card in the next month either a gigabyte 7950 oc 3 gig card or the gigabyte gtx760 oc 4 gig card, 6 gig ram shoul;d be okay yeah?, because id have to upgrade nearly my whole rig due to my board being kinda outdated.

 

ryanmax25,

Your RAM will become an issue, though unlikely It will hurt you with this game.
8GB RAM kits are under $100. It really is a cheap upgrade (if you call it that). Im not sure why you would have to change your board.

 

if you can play the console port that bf3 is you will be able to play bf3.5 (bf4) fine. same shit new dlc…… derp

 

@ryanmax – you could upgrade to 8 or 16GB of RAM but you likely won’t see much benefit over 6GB. Save that for the next Mobo/CPU/RAM change you have planned. Even at 8GB recommended for BF4, it’s still the same engine as BF3 so not RAM limited. Unless you need the RAM for Star Citizen (which has a min req of 8GB and a 64bit OS) then upgrade.

Also don’t skimp on the GPU, the CPU you have is still pretty good and while starting to show it’s age, will be fine for a while. Get at least a 7970 or a GTX770 to pair with it for current level performance, though waiting to see how the 9xxx range from AMD is next month would probably be worth your while.

 

awesome thanks for the reply’s guys, ive opted for thoughs 2 card types due to my limited budget, im 29 now now with 3 young kids so cant afford to be spending too much cash on the rig now days

 
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