Battlefield 3 System Requirements (UPDATED BECAUSE IT’S FAKE)

So these are apparently not real. Egg on my face.

In the wake of EA’s awe-inspiring presentation of Battlefield 3 today at their press conference, they’ve revealed the game’s system requirements. Take a gander.

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card.
Graphics card memory: 512 MB
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850
Graphics card memory: 1 GB
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

That’s not too bad for a game that looks as good as BF3 does. Seriously, I’d have expected higher requirements, but that’s Frostbite 2 for you. Rockin’.


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24 Comments on Battlefield 3 System Requirements (UPDATED BECAUSE IT’S FAKE)


On June 7, 2011 at 2:50 am

иииии у меня 9600GT 512


On June 7, 2011 at 3:17 am

Quad Core? What? I just upgraded my cpu to a faster core 2. That kinda sucks man. Maybe by the time its release, quads will have dropped in price a little more.


On June 7, 2011 at 8:13 am


how much lower are they supposed to go? AMD’s Phenom 2 is like 200 bucks now.


On June 7, 2011 at 8:22 am

This are fake, no source and not from EA or DICE.

– Johan Andersson, DICE. (aka repi)


On June 7, 2011 at 8:22 am

Hah! the Phenom 2 six-core is $179 at the egg now!


On June 7, 2011 at 10:04 am

Some of you two-core folks should do some research into your chips that you have. Some of the dual-core chips from both AMD and Intel are actually quad-core or higher chips, with just two or so cores disabled. Unlock the cores, and you’ve got yourself a stew goin. A cheaper stew, at that!

Though a shame that I will probably have to drop the 4890 I have now for something better. Ah well, considering you needed a 5xxx series anyway for DX11, I guess I was just stalling. Unfortunate since the 4890 still does great with every game out today.


On June 7, 2011 at 10:57 am

Fake. BF3Blog was just trying to get some page-views.


On June 10, 2011 at 5:37 am

I believe that the Minimum system requirement would be,
Processor: High End 2 core processor
Graphic card: Gts 450 (as we will be using DirectX 11)
Memory: 3 GB ( As Mulitplayer is 32 Vs 32 )
With the above configuration i think we will be able to get 25 to 30 fps with 720p resolution.

Recomended Config:
Processor: High end 4 core processor or 6 core processor
Graphic card: gtx 460S.E or Ati HD6850 (Higher gpu than these will give you better Rendering and high resolution)
Memory: 6 GB


On June 15, 2011 at 1:09 am

It’s fake people!!

Go to BF3Blog, that’s the source.

It’s all speculation.


On June 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Not only that some core chips are double threaded, making it basically a quad core anyway.


On June 30, 2011 at 1:06 am

i will run it with my old pc …….. i don’t care if it look good or not but i will play it ..just play it …… gt 9400 ..1go . dx10… 3g ram … core 2 duo 2.8
i think 800*600 not so bad with medium setiing


On July 9, 2011 at 10:15 am

this is ridiculous.

cry engine 3 is a well polished engine. and battlefield arguable has better graphics than it. and to run tessalation on it you require a 6950 hd or higher.

the recommended requirements will be quad core with a 6950 hd or a 570 if you ask me. even with second gen directx 11 cards out tessellation still destroys the frame rates.


On July 9, 2011 at 11:53 am

Honestly, just go off of Bad Company 2′s recommended requirements. Maybe a couple more steps above due to graphic wise, but Bad Company 2 is using the same engine, just not as enhanced and without added features that Battlefield 3 would give you. But still keep a look out for Official recommended requirements.

Here’s the BFBC2 requirements:

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP
Processor: Core 2 DUO @ 2 GHz
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 15 GB for Digital Version, 10 GB for Disc Version
Video Memory: 256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT/ATI X1900)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista/7
Processor: Any Quadcore Processor (Be careful, lol)
Memory: 2 GB (This probably would be like 4 or 6)
Hard Drive: 15 GB for Digital Version, 10 GB for Disc Version
Video Memory: 512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260) (maybe 450 or higher)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 10


On July 16, 2011 at 3:11 am


I don’t think so.
Battlefield 3 is running a more advanced version of Frostbite engine (2).
Battlefield bad company 2 is using Frostbite engine 1.5.

Also, DirectX 10 will not be supported, only DirectX 11 and above.
Not meaning that it won’t run on DX10 but it won’t support it.

If anyone is planning to pre-order this game.
I recommend this is you want to play on maxed out settings.

Any Quad Core (For fast processing)
A Fast HDD (For fast loading)
GTX 550 and above, HD 6850 and above.

I’d recommend at least a 1GB card with DX11

It’s just what i expect of the engine not saying that this will be the official system requirements.


On July 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm

i have motebook with this systems:
intel core i5-2410m 2,3ghz but with turbo boost it go on 2,9 ghz
i have nvidia geforce gt 540 m with 2 gb cuba and with turbocach also i have on the same laptop one i ntel graphic card
and i have 4 gb ram
and a hard disc About 640gb !!
can i run it on low, medioum or high????


On August 1, 2011 at 3:15 am

come on people it dosnet need that much grahics i mean sure it look awesome but look at crysis 1 i can get 40 frams at 1080 at make setting but zero aa
and i using a gtx 460 gigabyte


On August 6, 2011 at 12:38 am

desktop i5 quad core 3.4 ghz
4gbs of ddr3 1666mhz
Nvidia Gts240

whats settings would i get.

big lucas

On August 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm

I have a amd phenom quad 3.0 ghz
a nvidea gtx 560
16gb ram
1.5 tb memory

can i run on full settings crysis ran perfect i would think this would work as well
pleas respond anyone


On September 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Got my Phenom 2 940 3.00ghz for 100 bucks recently. Of course i had to put a cooler on it but got that cheap too… Though the chip did sell out the next week from where i got it… I only have a 6850 1gb though. And while it is the recommended gpu its still gonna drop to 20-25 frames sometimes, kinda sucks… O well at leaste i can play right..


On September 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm

BIG Lucas you would be fine…. but crysis isnt a good benchmark… I ran it on all high settings with a 4870 1gb so I think it was just maid for consol and converted to PC…

big lucas

On September 7, 2011 at 4:29 am

Just upgraded
EVGA gtx 570 superclocked/ and overclocked the super
600watt psu to 700 watt
still amd phenom II quad 960 3.0 ghz
23inch led 2ms samsung HDMI

Does anyone think i can run ultra THANKS FOR THE INFO AS WELL BidDe


On September 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Why does the game require so much more space for the disk version? Five gigabytes is a lot of space…


On December 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

this Notebook HP Compaq Intel Core i5 2410M 2ª Geração 4 GB 320 GB LED 14″ Intel HD Graphics 3000 Windows 7 Home Basic can run the battlefield 3???

Arnel Chua

On June 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I Have Intel Core i7 3770k 3.4Ghz up to 3.9Ghz Turbo, 8Gig Memory Patriot Brand, 1760mb Built in Intel R HD Graphics 4000, Asus P8Z77-V Board, 1 Terabyt HDD, Can i run Battlefield 3 in High Settings?