PC Requirements

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

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