Battlefield 4 minimum and recommended specs revealed

DICE recommends an Intel Quad-Core processor, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GTX 660.

DICE has announced its minimum and recommended PC specifications for the upcoming shooter Battlefield 4.

An Intel Quad-Core or six-core AMD processor is recommended, with an Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2 the minimum requirement. An Nvidia GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870 is the recommended graphics card, but DICE says the game will also run on a GeForce 8800 GT.

4GB of RAM is the minimum, but 8GB is recommended. 3GB of graphics memory is also recommended.

As for the operating system, DICE recommends Windows 8 64-bit, but will function on Windows Vista SP2 32-bit.

Battlefield 4 will also require 30GB of free hard drive space.

The PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions of Battlefield 4 will launch on October 29. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow later in the year.

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Ichigamayuuri
Ichigamayuuri

I thought the minimum was a GTX660. I died a bit there.

chechak7
chechak7

Windows 8  SUCKS ...." DICE says the game will also run on a GeForce 8800 GT."

i have 9800 GTX  +

but i think i ll buy GTX 680

andrewb12000
andrewb12000

Well i'm already above those specs apart from Windows 8.

What difference do you think Win 8 will have over Win 7?

Got Win 8.1 on its way now just in case but cant decide what version to install Core, Pro or Enterprise?

cromen
cromen

i have been thinking that sould i buy  new gtx 660 to this comp or upgrade the whole thing. What do you think?

Intel Core Quad Q6700 @2.6ghz (clocked to 3.2)

Asus P5Q Pro

8G RAM

Nvidia GTX 280

Sound Blaster X-Fi Gamer

shortstuff780
shortstuff780

im not a pro/ expert on specs. I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250(i know that its pretty old) but will it run it? im going to be slowly saving up money for a better one, but for the next couple of months of BF4's release will it work?

ishsgames
ishsgames

That's it, 7870 or 660? Looks like ff14 ARR and crysis 3 are the most demanding games out there lol. Recommended is 7950 or 670. 

frozen-silence
frozen-silence

Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!~!!! My HDD only has 2.63GB free space left in the drive where i install games. What should i do;(

onixevil
onixevil

FB engine team seems don't know anything about gaming levels .They just crap all the 2 years old gaming PCs and older . 

Mo60
Mo60

They said that (DICE recommends Windows 8 64-bit, but will function on Windows Vista SP2 32-bit).
What about Windows 7 64-bit ?
Is the game work on it or what,because they did not mention it in the article ?  

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

2500k@4.2 GHz and my GTX 660 should handle the game on ultra capped off @30 FPS perfectly well. Yes, I cap all my PC games off @ 30 FPS. Sue me. 

kalipekona
kalipekona

Personally I think this is the best looking next gen shooter and it's nice to know that I will be maxing it out with my overclocked HD 7950. 

I've predicted for months that the system requirements wouldn't be too much different than Battlefield 3 simply because Frostbite 3 is more efficient than Frostbite 2. So the game can look better and not have to be that much more demanding in terms of performance.

NachoXtreme
NachoXtreme

this game is not created for consoles, only for the pc

sniperwol_basic
sniperwol_basic

lol lol You ppl are crying, some of you saying i have 2gb of 660 gt or above and saying oh i miss 1 GB. Well Well u know i have 3 to 4 year old card 9600GT 512 MB and i played bf3 and now looking for bf4. 

gostor_lives
gostor_lives

i barely can run it on my laptop!!! HOOORAY!!!

pound-u
pound-u

Christ! 8 GB of ram recommended? Is this like the first game to recommend 8 GB? I only have 8 GB on my PC. I guess I should upgrade to 16 GB soon.

bluebird08
bluebird08

30GB REQUIRED!!! tits thats a lot of space.

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

PC Gaming FTW... Me need those Mods !!!

DefconRave
DefconRave

Just met the recommended specs, barely. But my 660 is 2gb not 3gb....:(

fobbs69
fobbs69

@shortstuff780 im still using a 4870 which is very slightly better than a 250, and I can run BF3 fine, so you will be able to run it, just not at max settings obviously

egger7577
egger7577

Probably won't be playable; have you played BF3 using that card? If so it will probably work but if not you may have to wait for the upgrade.

Warfighter_971
Warfighter_971

@Mo60 actually Frostbite 3 is built upon DX10(not DX 9,so no XP)..that's why Vista is the only minimum requirement...

banderweir
banderweir

@Mo60 Yes, if Vista is the minimum requirement then 7 will work. Just like everything between an 8800GT and a 660GTX will work.

moataz1993
moataz1993

@Rushaoz I do cap games at 30FPS if i get huge fluctuations ..... but i won't do that if i am getting a solid 60FPS 

Vraach
Vraach

@kalipekona "I've predicted for months that the system requirements wouldn't be too much different than Battlefield 3...." ?!?!?

Are you brain damaged?

moataz1993
moataz1993

@sniperwol_basic they don't really understand what these requirements mean. i have a GTX560ti with only 1gb of Vram. should i freak out?! hell no, because i know that it's all about optimization and customizing your own graphics options. 

mishdogg
mishdogg

@bluebird08 That's nothing these days.  There are already 1TB SSD's, not to mention 3-4 TB HDD's.

kominio
kominio

@DefconRave Let them say. 660 is a very fast gpu the memory doesnt matter in games as much as clock speed or memory bus. If you have an i5 and 8GB Ram with 660 you ll run in Ultra settings! You ll see!

Mo60
Mo60

@banderweir @Mo60 Can sapphire hd 5670 1 gb ddr5 play this game on high on res 1600x900 or that is impossible . 

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

@moataz1993 @Rushaoz I agree with ya there, but I've gotten so used to 30 FPS that I actually prefer it over 60 even if it is constant. Not only that, with 60 FPS you have to turn vsync on and it introduces mouse lag. Bleh. 

Maybe it's just me but everything looks prettier at 30 FPS lol. Everything looks more realistic at a lower FPS. I can relate it to how blu rays run at 24 FPS and everything looks so sharp, but then you get a shitty 120hz or 240hz HDTV and turn on the motion flow and everything seems.. fast forwarded a bit for lack of words.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@Vraach @kalipekona 

No, I'm not, are you?

Of course they're a bit higher, but it's not that dramatic in my opinion. And I think the minimum specs are surprisingly low.

The recommended graphics cards for Battlefield 3 were an HD 6950 or GTX 560, while for Battlefield 4 they recommend an HD 7870 or GTX 660. Not a very big difference there at all. 

The biggest difference is the memory and hard drive requirements, which have essentially doubled. Likely this means higher quality textures, which were one area I feel BF3 could have done a little better in.

My PC with an HD 7950 with 3GB of GDDR5, i5 2500k and 8GB of DDR3 system memory should be able to run this game quite well. 

egger7577
egger7577

He'll still only have 2Gb of Vram. VRam Memory doesn't stack like system memory. If you SLI 2 cards and they have different memory values then the system will only recognize the lowest value.

egger7577
egger7577

The required memory is a huge jump compard to the previous release. They must have some really detailed textures and AA in this game.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Got my ram for around $50 last christmas, didnt know prices have doubled since then. Aw well even $130 for 16gb isnt that bad.

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

@jeremyc99999 @Phazevariance @pound-u  

its like 50-60 bucks if you add another 8 GB in there but 100 if you rip out that ram and toss in a 16GB kit. Most desktop(ATX) MB have 4 dimm slots. 6 if you have x58 and 8 if you have x79.

mishdogg
mishdogg

@bluebird08 @mishdogg Well obviously it's expensive but the point is disk sizes grow at least as fast as game requirements.  I'm not saying everyone should buy a 1Tb ssd, that's just the upper limit today.  A much smaller drive would be sufficient for most people.  BF3 required 20 GB two years ago, but there weren't any 1 TB SSD's back then.  So it seems natural that if someone was able to afford 20 GB two years ago, they should be able to afford 30 GB two years later.  It's not a big stretch.