PC games come with graphics settings, to help you adjust your gaming experience based off your system's power. Battlefield 3 will have the standard low, medium, and high settings, plus one more. Ultra.
PC >>>>>> ALL
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I always wanted to fry my pc. Now I can try!
The only difference with the PC is a few more pixels and the most horrible elitest community this generation ever vomited.
Winter47th, where the hell is that coming from? I own every console and recently went back to the world of PC gaming after a 6 year hiatus. I have run into a few hundred PC gamers online already and I'm not seeing it the way you are. If anything it's just a bunch of gamers playing games. Not a whole lot of people singing into their mics, swearing and screaming racial nonsense or blasting music to drown out those that use mics for team speak. On most gaming sites PC gamers fall just slightly above Wii gamers for voicing their opinions. So again, I'm not seeing where this whole elitist thing you perceive is coming from. If it's from a performance stand point. Is it any different than console gamers that have top of the line displays and sound systems pounding their chest or poking fun at those that game on Visio's with no sound system or cheap headphones? On topic: I cant wait to see how my new gaming PC will be able to run BF3. I am hoping I can push max settings with a smooth frame rate. Or else I will be a little disappointed since I have near top of the line specs. I don't know what upgrades I could do to make it perform better.
@brutallyhonest How dare you... I love my Vizio! Lol :P
Gaming PC rules! Mac/OS X Lion ownz all!!! >:D
Now that's what i like to hear!!! Uber Settings, Ultra Settings, Kick Ass Settings!
pc gamers wouldn't have to even defend pc gaming if it wasn't for devs making games on console first then porting to pc, we defend and buy tons of games like crazy cause we think its the better platform and we get screwed allot thank god its coming back some, most ppl know pc is the most powerful system yet games get ported to it and shafted on it games should be made for the most powerful system with the graphics power and features we want, then cut back to look, play, and run good on the slower consoles..... thank god dice listens to the pc community still think 3d spotting needs to be totally removed though
This is why I can't stand PC elitists. Yes, PC has the best graphics and most flexible systems. Hell, I'm building a PC right now just for BF3. However, not everyone is into PC gaming. Some people just want to turn on a PS3 or 360, pop in a disc and play, not spend hundreds of dollars just to play a select few games that not everyone they know will be playing. There is room for both consoles and PCs in the world guys.
I love how people keep trying to act like PC gamers are the only ones that say such things.
"Some people just want to turn on a PS3 or 360, pop in a disc and play, not spend hundreds of dollars just to play a select few games". But console gaming is actually more expensive. @skaggystyle Lol true, if you look at this site its the PS3 gamers that keep praising the PS3 the most, even though graphics differences between PS3 and 360 are piddly at best, with 360 actually being better on most multiplats.
Believe me... console fan-boys are much worser then PC fan-boys.
Ive just upgraded my pc the other day with my tax return money and the amount i had to spend to get it running most games at max is crazy then i still need to get myself a new cooler cos the phenom 2 runs hot and summer is coming where i am, all in all its cost me alot more to get my pc playing games than my consoles.
"Some people just want to turn on a PS3 or 360, pop in a disc and play, not spend hundreds of dollars just to play a select few games that not everyone they know will be playing." Well for me i just wanna click start on the game i wanna play and be playing it before your console even boots or your disc loads. My PC is meant to run 24/7/365 without me having to worrying about it RROD/YLOD. as far as a select few games goes.....You know nothing about PC Gaming! Most of the games i play are PC Exclusives and it's a long list. PC Gaming is about more than just graphics and better multi-plats . We have a whole catalog of games specific to OUR gaming needs. Besides the article was about Ultra PC Settings so why come in here talk about consoles unless your just jealous!!! I'm sure there is an Uncharted 3 thread on N4G for you to be Celebrating in. Everyone i know will be Playing Red Orchestra 2 in two weeks!!!
PC is a part of gaming just like consoles are a part of gaming. so stop hating
dont rule out the PS3 yet, only the lord knows what can be done if they utillize all the SPU's of the PS3.
lmao it never gets old, ps3 owners thinking cell is like the damn cube from transformers.cell architecture in that ps3 is way outdated.
Don't hate Peppino7. You can play games they way they were meant to be played if you get a gaming rig too. And lets not forget that the PC has a LOT more uses than a console, including a ton of awesome free to play games, cheaper (typically) new games, most DLC is free to PC players, and you get honest to goodness native HD resolutions.
@Brutallyhonest Ever since BF3 news has been streaming in PC gamers have been voicing their elitist opinions more and more. The whole "PC gaming will rise again!" attitudes are what annoy me. BF3 will look best on PC, but trust me PC gaming will never make a comeback against consoles.
PC Gaming already grosses more money than consoles, and is still growing, not sure where you've been. It's ok to be mad, just not in denial. http://www.pcgamer.com/2011...
I'm seeing a lot about relative market growth, but not about "grossing more than consoles." The PC market has grown slightly since 2008, but it's still got a long way to go from matching the consoles market. Look up any independent market report for yourself if you don't believe me.
@deadlllRed The console market actually has been on a decline since 2008. Nintendo sales are down they are starting to make losses. Sony is still making losses has yet to see a profit this gen. Ms is the only console maker actually making a profit. Sorry but console market is actually shrinking.
@Substance101 Sony has yet to see profit this gen? Funny because off the top of my head I remember a quarterly earnings report from Sony last October claiming a jump in profit due to PS3 and Bravia sales. The console market has shrunk drastically since 2008, but despite that and the growth in the PC market, the consoles still dominate the market as a whole.
@DeadIIIRed And yet the irony is that a console is the same components as a PC, but geared towards gaming, yet same people rag on about PC gaming dying. If PC gaming is dying, then that's BAD for consoles too, because that's no room for improvement, especially with tech.
GAMING PC's are the best, expensive but worth it when you have games like bf3 that make use of what you have.
That depends PC gaming is very flexible, you can have a 2000usd monster rig equipped with tri sli or quad sli GPUs along with an I7 oced to hell loaded with SSDs, running at some insane resolution like 5760*1080(which is atleast 6 times higher then the current console 720HD standard) thats one end of the spectrum. On the other end you can get a 500usd rig that will still be doing 1080p 60fps(which is still a gen ahead of consoles) and can get every game on a cheaper price hence be cheaper than console. Do not forget the same PC also plays any console game(except 360 and PS3). Hence if you do own a license to the game its like having a PC and multiple consoles meshed into one box, aside all the other extra stuff a PC can do. IMO PC is at both ends of the spectrum. With the cost difference betwen console and PC game prices. You can virtually end up building a 1000usd PC for free with all the money saved in 2-3years of gaming.
Well said man.
I just don't get why some people just rant and rave about the cost of a Gaming PC and just totally ignore the fact that a Gaming PC does more than just play games. Seriously i do not see people doing their taxes, editing video, writing thesis papers, or burning Blu-ray disc on a console! One of the best features of a graphics card today is that they can encode gigabytes of video in a few minutes. So before we see the obligatory "i'll be playing BF3 on a $300 console and not a $50 million dollar PC blah blah blah" there are many other non gaming task that PC's do and unfortunately i do more than just play games! Battlefield since 1942!
Well said! Same here, Battlefield since 1942!
Ok... ya I don't need a brick so forget a 360... Oh more than play games... PC make games. And porn lets not kid our selves... Porn is a huge industry... lol :-) Just say'in...
what shitty graphics cards are you using to have a monster gaming rig for $2000 ? Its like $700 for a good graphics card and yeh im talking about high end cos your talking about monster rig not some person running 3 x gtx 560 or something then you need to buy a new cooler system for the pc too cos the fans that come with the cpu and case(unless you spend a bunch on the case which is more cost) wont work well enough to keep everything from over heating within 10 mins of turning the pc on. People blowing it out of their arse about how cheap it can be to game need to tell ppl that yeh you can get a cheap pc really cheap but it will be shit and wont run games that look as good as most consoles.
MRMagoo123 You sir, have issues by the way you cant have a 3way sli on a 560 think thats what you mean. As for cooling look around you can get some good stuff without blowing a fortune. Look for the right type of video cards preferably ones take less power running with heatskin and pipes. You really need to cool down maybe try a noctua fan or something.
Dammit Dice enough is enough!! I already told you I AM GETTING THIS FOR THE PC!!!
Got it preordered on the PC. =D 64 on a map. Wooo!
I game first on the pc, but EA are doing there best to make sure I never play this game with all there shinanigans. Shame as DICE have put alot of effort into this game and I will be missing out on a stellar title but I just can't support EA's conduct regarding this title.
What's the problem like?
Everything From their exclusive DLC plans to requiring that you install a spyware filled Origin to play it even if you buy a retail version etc etc etc
@mcardle Oh you mean like how valve requires you to install steam in order to play their games? Exclusive dlc plans? Just like every other publisher is doing huh?
Cool , doubt ill be using it in multiplayer though.
Funny had the news been for the PS3, you would have been praising it. Quit the fanboism dude it will only leave you burnt :)
See, that post you just made was the stupidest post ever made. For one, you're assuming you know me, and you don't. Two, all consoles have universal settings meaning all consoles display the exact same thing. Third, the amount of people who could play on "Ultra Settings" is negligible. Finally, the game can look as good as real life, doesn't mean those looks make it a better game. Substance before flash. So again, who cares?
Dude thats how PC gaming is supposed to work, with future hardware in mind. Check the history of all games that were technical leaps. Quake 2, Quake 3, Unreal, Half life 2, Farcry, Crysis. All those would never run maxed out on the hardware that was present at that time. Which ment we could enjoy those games at very good looking graphics when we purchased them(even on midrange hardware, same will happen on BF3). However few years later when we do decide to upgrade, we can replay the same game at even better graphical settings. With console when you buy the next box, you will need to rebuy the next HD remake to get the same visual upgrade. Check out all the HD remakes recently released and how hyped console gamers get to buy the same games again most recent being Splintercell remake. Hence with PC when you upgrade you get a better looking game on your entire library(you dont need to pay anyone for a remake), console you need to keep paying for what you already bought, which can get quite expensive. So do you see why we care if a game will look better in the future? for those of us who have the hardware now can enjoy it at max settings the others can always come back to enjoy it at better settings in the future. I bet 5 years down the line if Sony or MS announce a remake of BF3 most of you consolers will be happy to buy the game again. BF3 on midrange hardware will be miles ahead of the console version. Funny console gamers will need to buy a new console and remakes just to be able to catch up.
"With console when you buy the next box, you will need to rebuy the next HD remake to get the same visual upgrade." Fallacy. Such a concept is NEW. By the time HD remakes (which is an idea created this gen) come around, many move on to other games. A lot don't see the point in playing the same game just for a visual upgrade. The game is the same, it just looks better. To use a quote famously and redundantly used here, a polished turd is still a turd. Who cares if the game looks better a year or more after you've already played and beaten it. The thing about HD remakes is that CONTENT is also added (i.e. trophy support) not just a visual upgrade. "console you need to keep paying for what you already bought, which can get quite expensive." Fallacy 2. For one, you don't NEED to keep paying anything. Two, if on PC you want the older game to look "up-to-date" you still need to pay for the hardware to do it. CPU upgrades, GPU upgrades, memory upgrades. The cost still exists, but in a different area. "So do you see why we care if a game will look better in the future? for those of us who have the hardware now can enjoy it at max settings the others can always come back to enjoy it at better settings in the future. I bet 5 years down the line if Sony or MS announce a remake of BF3 most of you consolers will be happy to buy the game again." I can't necessarily argue with that, as it's been a proven problem for sheep who think graphics mean everything. "BF3 on midrange hardware will be miles ahead of the console version. Funny console gamers will need to buy a new console and remakes just to be able to catch up." But who cares? Game will still play exactly the same. And if the game sucks, making it look good isn't going to change that. And no, console gamers won't need to buy anything to catch up because, and this is the part that's important, there will be other, better games. That's simply a fact. Some may choose to, but it's not really a problem or a detriment to console gaming.
DragonKnight Firstly, we don't know you, nor do we care to know you. Just as equally, we don't care if you would ever want to get to know any of us. Or even assume that you do know us. It's a moot point. Secondly, your comment CAN be easily presumed as fanboyish or direct / indirect trolling (even if unintentional). Thirdly, even if the number of people capable of playing on "Ultra Settings" is negligible, for PC enthusiasts it's a benchmark. And they LOOOOOOVE benchmarks. Lastly, you are correct, better graphics does not make it a better game. But they make things seem nicer when you have an already good game. Nonetheless and nevertheless, if you don't care... why did you bother to take the time to post initially AND to rebuttal against Substance101's responses? Honestly... it SEEMS like you care.
@DragonKnight Substance before flash you say? You mean like 64 player battles?
@ChrisW: You need some decaf, taking things a little personally aren't you? "Secondly, your comment CAN be easily presumed as fanboyish or direct / indirect trolling (even if unintentional)." No, it can't. See, I didn't downplay or insult the PC or PC userbase. Didn't praise anything either. I made a neutral point, hence it isn't fanboyism since there is no clear declaration of fanatic preference and it isn't trolling since I didn't put anything down. "Thirdly, even if the number of people capable of playing on "Ultra Settings" is negligible, for PC enthusiasts it's a benchmark. And they LOOOOOOVE benchmarks." And your point? The point I'm making is that if few people can use it, it shouldn't be any kind major "OMG this iz teh pwnzorz" news. Doesn't mean I don't understand your point though. "Nonetheless and nevertheless, if you don't care... why did you bother to take the time to post initially AND to rebuttal against Substance101's responses?" I make it a point to respond to anyone who responds to me. Doesn't matter if I have any real interest in the topic, if someone replies to my comment I'll always reply back if I can. And it took no real time to post "who cares?" And I posted that because, honestly, what's the big deal? This game should have been a PC exclusive for all the PC talk surrounding it, and it's not as though anyone needs to be told about "ultra settings" to begin with. It was pretty much a guarantee from the start so, again, what's the big deal? "Honestly... it SEEMS like you care." Good thing that things aren't always as they seem then. @Letros: "Substance before flash you say? You mean like 64 player battles?" MAG has 256 so no, I don't mean like 64 player battles. But hey that IS better than focusing on what the game looks like. At least that's a gameplay mechanic and not a damn visual aspect. Honestly, games may as well be moving art pieces now since all people care about are "teh grfx."
"Who cares?" I do :)
Well have fun with BF3: Lite, if you want the best experience, ante up and get that gaming rig.
Sigh... it's your initial post, "Who cares?" that obviously doesn't make you neutral. And since the rest of your retorts are as impotent as your blatant denial of being a troll, I won't respond to them. Waste of time. Oh, BTW... I rarely drink caffeinated beverages.
console versions are not even going to play as good as the pc version maps might even be smaller and 256 mag whatever that game does not look good at all
Most games do that... :-/ nothing new or special
its a first made from scratch dx11 game
Ehhhh no. Most multi-platform games do not start off with PC as the main SKU. So you are wrong, and this is something special. When PC leads with the main build, ALL platforms benefit.
Probably looking at some serious hardware demands to run that though. Maybe 580GTX SLI +.
maybe not, DICE is great at optimizing...I remember for BC2 how terrible the BETA ran as opposed to the final build... Hoping my 560GTX gives me close to max (without AA of course :P )
cool my mate building my rig up...Its going to be a beast
It is better when a game is hard to max out. Would you people be happy if someone named the high settings as ultra and removed the ultra part so that you could max it out? You are getting the high settings as well as the ultra so there is nothing lost in it , its just that the ceiling is much higher now. More you all saw how well the alpha ran and the final version is going to be even more optimized. It is the first true 64bit game , first game to properly use direct x 11 and if you do a comprehensive study you will know how well optimized the game is. Be happy don't blame DICE if you cannot max it out and thank them :-) .
90% done with building my PC just for this game with only the graphics card pending. I can only hope to run this on Ultra but it will be difficult for many of us. Lets hope DICE optimizes Frostbite engine to its fullest!
While submitting this article I submitted another one with links to the twitter account of a Frostbite 2 engineer who kinda hinted some things about the max settings. You ppl can check it out. It is not being approved bcos of twitter links. http://n4g.com/news/833898/...
oh boy i can hear my video card fan just a screaming!
Enough to make your rig take off. :-)
or put a extension cord to it and blow the fall leafs off the lawn.lol
Gorgeous! I love how the sunrays peek out of the clouds, if this comes in 60fps then I'm very happy.
Thank you for the info.
JOIN PC. JOIN... THE ELITE!! (I play on PC because of mouse + keyboard. Got PS3 but controller is definitely a no go for shooters. Accuracy shots and headshots ftw!)