With Battlefield 3 launching in North America today, players have been enjoying the DICE-developed shooter on their maxed-out heavily-upgraded PC systems.
This is why I got the PC version
We we get this game maxed out with just one GTX 580 or one 5870?
Depends what res you want to max this out at, 1920* 1080 or 2560*1600 or maybe 5760*1080. PC is the ultimate gaming machine :P
Correction: PC *can* be the ultimate gaming machine. Depends on the rig. Otherwise, it's like saying "cars are the ultimate driving machine". Kinda depends on the car in question.
All I can say is WOW. It's time for a new PC.
If you cant afford a 560 ti/ 570 or even a 580. Also if you cant figure out how to overclock then I guess you'll be one of the ignorant people stuck paying thousdans for a 'high end system' while overclocking will allow you to match systems such as.. 920 @ 4.0 saves you about 500 buying the mid-high end I7 system; and is very comparable. You can OC a 560 TI so it = GTX 570 can be OC to match a GTX 580; or very close. So it isnt that it costs alot of money to enjoy games on high-ultra, its just the brain of the person using the system and what they've done to achieve said performance. PC's let you think, and dont hold your hand along the way..well that is if you dont buy premades and spend thousands of extra dollars that you may not of needed. BF3 looks good in SP, that is all.
My eyes are red and I'm exhausted as I've been playing BF3 MP non stop since midnight! Let me tell you I've been gaming on 3 monitors at 5760 x 1080p on Ultra and a little bit on 2560 x 1600p on Ultra and BF3 is the best looking game EVER! It totally Smokes Crysis 2 DX11 + high Textures. There are many parts of the game when in motion that it just flat out looks real. I've been mostly playing Karkand, Firestorm, and Caspian border and let me tell you Karkand looks friggin real at times. if you have a chance to witness BF3 in all it's glory you will be left speechless.
except there is not karkand. Could be kargh.
This game is seriously breathtaking. The graphics (on high/ultra for me) and sound/music on a 5.1 surround sound setup have raised the bar high my friends.
Stunning. Can't wait to try out the multiplayer mode.
WOW this is incredible! Probably best shooter PC games then COD
I hate watching streaming hd videos. I have to see it with my own eyes.
better looking than Crysis 2?
I think so. I have C2 with the DX11+Hirez texture pack and I think BF3 looks better at maxed settings. Mostly because of the lighting though I think.
Imagine after a year or so, after the mod community push the graphical barrier into the stratosphere. what this will look like. Just look how much the original Crysis's graphics have been improved since it's initial release.
I don't think so. People are forgetting how amazing Crysis 2's graphics are. The only game with better graphics is it's predecessor which is STILL the king after all these years. Crysis 2 was not that great of a game, but the graphics are amazing. Battlefield 3 is better than Crysis 2, but not when it comes to graphics imo.
Sorry dude but this blows Crysis 2 right out of the water, I'm prob about half way through the SP and the FX it's almost like watching a CGI movie they are that good. MP is something else as well and been loving every moment of it.
ppl also dont forget that crysis 2 is made with a limited engine made for consoles called the cryengine 3 that uses cheats and shortcuts to look pretty, when in reality crysis 2 is not better looking than crysis 1. BF3 blows crysis 2 out of the water, not only cause it does, but because forstbite2 is a much better engine.
Jaw, on floor.
Witness Next Gen
well then next gen is a fail
The jelly is strong in this one.
U jelly brah?
Show me one game on your PS3 kennyboy that looks like BF3 on a high end PC running ALL REAL TIME EFFECTS with that draw distance, high resolution textures, destruction, MASSIVE MAP areas and Vehicles/jets/boats/jeeps/tank s you have control over IN ONE GAME? That's right, There is NO GAME on the PS3 or Xbox360 that is doing this to the level of BF3 on the PC. Not a single one. No game on consoles looks like BF3 on a PC which almost looks photo-realistic. And once again for you...PHOTO REALISM in video games is harder and more resource intensive to achieve than CGI stylized graphics...
Mind blowing. I wont be able to play it until tomorrow.
Jaw also hits floor. Im an Xbox gamer primarily but my pc has too get some of this action. I just can't stand EA or origin.
Yup played that level today and I was blown away when they first went outside on the Carrier. Running pretty much high to Ultra on 2x560ti i7 2600.
Even at 360p that looks bananas! I will find out myself what the 1080p looks like in a few hours.
looks like killzone
LOL even modern warfare 2 pc maxed out 1080p which looks like a ps2 game compared to BF3 pc high settings 720p with no AF or AA(not even ultra at high res with maxed out AA), looks better than killzone 2/3 :,( 2005 dual gpu high end pc>>ps3/360 LOL single gpu high end pcs based on late 2009 hardware and up are a GENERATION ahead of consoles. Even duke nukem: forever, bulletstorm, farcry 2 ,any of the assassins creed games or any AAA game that has released on pc over the past 4 years look better than uncharted 3 LOL BF3 maxed out makes all console games including uncharted 3 look worse than ps2 games. Terribly compressed videos don't do this game justice it looks 10x better running right before your eyes
Staggering texture detail and sound design. It really is the complete aural/visual package on a maxed out PC.
Badass music at the end...!!!! Simply amazing.
Killzone 3 looks Worse
omg wow.. That is beautiful. Wish I had a PC that could run that setting it really immerses you in the game with that sound and graphics.
It sure does dude. 5.1 (cant be bothered to set 7.1 up) blasting out, 1080p lovelyness not far of looking like that vid. Highly recommend it if you get the chance.
This is my system specs I was able to max it out without a problem I was actually pretty surprised. Win7 Pro 64Bit ASUS M4A78T-E MEBO AMD athlon II X4 2.91Ghz MSI GTX 560-Ti Hawk Edition 1GB (I have read this is the strongest 560-Ti on the market) I have not OC`ed it yet. 4GB DDR3 G-Skill 650 Watt PSU ASUS 24inch LED Game is quite amazing in Ultra.
I'm pretty surprised too, a single 560 maxed ultra settings, sounds a little hard to believe!? How many fps are you getting?
Around 30-35, I am very surprised at first I had little slow down but then I took the res down a little notch and it was pure gold from then on. But the FPS only slowed down when I got to scenes with a shit ton of gun fire. Like this mission I played pure nice and smooth. But for most of the missions I`am on 1080p.
killer_pwned89, how? This guys got 2 580s it says and it looks like his gets framey everytime he moves the camera at pace?
Really!? I was considering getting another 560 ti, figured one wouldn't be able to handle Ultra, still gonna get it though, but damn good to know one can run it on ultra, thanks.
This is the one I`am using I highly recommend it. Note: The card is huge. http://www.newegg.com/Produ...
They must've done a hell of a lot of optimising since the beta because I was running sli gtx580s in that and only hitting an average of 75fps! I would've thought a single 560ti would be under 30fps at ultra?!
I'm still waiting for the day when video games graphics will be 100% indistinguishable from real-life. So far, even the most powerful PC running the best engine in the industry doesn't impress me.
You are going to wait a long time then, not even CG is 100% photorealistic yet.
Simply the best looking game out right now bar none. Playing this in ultra detail is simply unreal. No game comes close to this...then when you add in destruction? Good god this game is unreal. Surpasses all games in the technical graphic department easy
look really you can only tell the difference when you compare the pc to consoles when there side by side or when you go from console to pc, i obviously know the pc version is 10x better but it doesnt make much difference to me id prefer to play it wiv my friends
And I do play with friends, known them for sometime now and we have cross game chat have done for 10+ years. Dedi servers, Home cinema, porn, all our music and much much more. People prefer their own systems and that's great but PC players have it just like console players and had it far far longer. Consoles just made it easy for people to have what the PC community has had for years. It's great to see veterans of the gaming world really support the ultimate gaming machine which it is. However consoles have become the ultimate gaming experience with the ease of access to just plug and play and away you go. I've had a 360 and got PS3 but I'm a gamer and my main machine is a PC but dabble on the PS3 for some games cuz I'm a gamer. As long I see dev's making games to the use all of a machines power I will be happy and hopefully DICE will prove that PC gaming does still work and will make other Dev's stand up and support the PC. Steam is massive 3.5million gamers online and more out there and that is Steam alone.
I can't argue with that. PC gaming needs more developers that will push existing hardware to the edge, or better yet, incorporate graphical features that may not run well on current hardware, but will in the future. This used to be common practice with PC games. Give us more reasons like BF3 to upgrade.
ye i agree but what sony and microsoft need to do is make an upgradable console so u could upgrade ram and gpu at gamestop or summit, but keep the ease of use.
Jesus christ, 580 in SLI and it still gets framey when he moves the camera at any speed. :S I don't stand a chance of seeing it run like that with my i7 930, gtx 570 setup.
"But can it run Crysis" = lol. The new statement is "But can it max BF3?"
it really should be "Can it run Metro 2033 with DOF on" I'm running BF3 on Ultra @ way over 60fps Metro 2033 on the other hand maxed out with Tessellation and DOF on i get around 50fps and i got a Super Overclocked 560ti SLi set-up. But yeh i agree "Can it run BF3" is the new flavor! YIPPIE!
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