DICE has released the official PC specifications for the highly anticipated Battlefield 4, via Twitter today. Surprisingly, Windows 8 made the recommended list over the much favored Windows 7 and, unsurprising is a GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 recommendation for best results. While these specs don’t necessarily break the bank, they’re not entirely easy on the wallet either.
Thankfully, the minimum specifications sit on the modest end; accepting rigs with Windows Vista 32 bit, 4GB of RAM and cards as old as the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870. It’s hard to imagine getting a solid visual experience under these specs, especially considering the minimum 512mb of vRAM, but the point is, if you have an older system, you can run the game.
Looking back at the high end, currently, a standard GTX 660 or AMD 7870 can be purchased for under $200. Windows 8 runs for $119.99 (Basic) and $199.99 (Pro). Prices for both items combined, not including 8GB of RAM or processor costs, can almost match the price tag of a PS4.
Overall, the specs have enough middle ground to cover many different types of PC rigs, including low end and high end systems. There’s no doubt of the graphical demands of BF4, however, it’s encouraging to see the technology’s flexibility. After all, this game is better if we all get to play.