Earlier this month we looked at the Battlefield 3 beta to see how it worked on a range of DirectX 11 graphics cards. The results were worrying as even the newest and greatest graphics cards were struggling, especially those who wanted to enjoy the game in all of its visual glory.
Powerful single GPU cards such as the GeForce GTX 580 and the Radeon HD 6970 did not achieve an average of 60 fps at 1920 x 1200 with the settings for high quality and disabled MSAA. The & # 39; Ultra & # 39; quality settings reduced the frame rates to around 40 fps.
Even more disturbing, the final and full 'Ultra' graphics settings were not fully enabled in beta and many DX11 features are still pending. On the flip side, Battlefield 3 looked spectacular even at the "high" level, with tons of stunning graphics that you will be amazed at.
But as good as the beta experience was, there were a number of bugs that needed to be fixed. The good news is that just a month later, reviewers generally find the final game very enjoyable and significantly more polished than the beta. Our Product Finder has listed 11 reviews of the game so far, with a large majority delivering positive impressions and a very optimistic 92/100 Metascore.
Battlefield 3 is the latest in a long line of Battlefield titles and one of the most anticipated games of 2011. EA announced this week that the shooter will be the company's largest ship on day one, with 12 million copies distributed worldwide.
The developer of BF3, DICE, still recommends using a quad-core CPU with 4 GB of system memory. Suggested graphics cards start with the GeForce GTX 560 or the Radeon HD 6950, which means gamers will want to spend more than $ 200 on a modern GPU to appreciate Battlefield 3's number of GPU and CPU configurations.