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DICE reveals Battlefield 1 PC system requirements

by Mark Tyson on 21 September 2016, 11:01

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), DICE+

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EA/DICE had Battlefield 1 available in open beta a week or two back and it was a rip-roaring success. That means many of you will have a good feel for how the finished game should run on your PC system(s). Nevertheless we have just been informed of the official minimum and recommended PC specs for this new Battlefield game.

Battlefield 1 is powered by the Frostbite graphics engine. Per-Olof Romell, DICE Director of Technology, says that the version of Frostbite used in Battlefield 1 "is the most optimized yet, enabling us to push more content than we've ever done before". The development team has also looked into netcode and server tech to help make the online functionality "the most solid" ever.

Despite it being the most optimised yet, the new game has the franchise's steepest PC requirements ever. Here's the official Battlefield 4 minimum and recommended PC system specs, side-by-side.

As you can see above, whatever version of Windows you use it should be a 64-bit one, understandable with the minimum and recommended amount of RAM being 8GB and 16GB respectively. As a minimum you should have a hexacore AMD FX 6350 processor or a quad-core Intel Core i5 6600K processor (an unlocked 14nm Skylake chip).

While the minimum graphics card requirements hark back to 2GB AMD and Nvidia cards which were mainstream about four years ago, the recommended graphics cards are ultra-new; the AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB, or the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or better.

If you are tempted to upgrade for this game don't forget that AMD is still offering a Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition upgrade code when you purchase a Radeon RX 480 graphics card. That purchase will also grant you access to the game from 18th October – three days before the global launch.



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3GB VRAM? Hopefully won't kill my 970s then.
Are they being sponsored by Intel or something?

Min spec i5-6600K or FX-6350, so all the people running previous generation i5/i7 machines that are waiting for Intel to actually release a CPU that is worth upgrading too are screwed.

Interestingly, taking a look at CPU-World comparison of the old i5-2500K, the i5 pretty much either better or similar performance.
http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/434/AMD_FX-Series_FX-6350_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-2500K.html
gordon861
Are they being sponsored by Intel or something?

Min spec i5-6600K or FX-6350, so all the people running previous generation i5/i7 machines that are waiting for Intel to actually release a CPU that is worth upgrading too are screwed.

Interestingly, taking a look at CPU-World comparison of the old i5-2500K, the i5 pretty much either better or similar performance.
http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/434/AMD_FX-Series_FX-6350_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-2500K.html

Yes its quite odd as my machine (which while quite old apart from the new 480) is at recommended specs for everything but CPU which has never been a bottleneck before…
Its the usual ass-covering that you get on all system specs these days.

We get requirements stating “Server with 16GB RAM” and then monitor the application to find it's using < 1GB.

State more that you know you need and there shouldn't be any comebacks.
shaithis
Its the usual ass-covering that you get on all system specs these days.

We get requirements stating “Server with 16GB RAM” and then monitor the application to find it's using < 1GB.

State more that you know you need and there shouldn't be any comebacks.

I played with 8GB on medium and after 30min it crashed because it ran out of memory. After about 5min of gameplay the memory was full and started eating virtual memory. 16gb imo is the minimum, unless they fixed crashing when playing with only 8gb