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catalyst
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Now that the beta is out, discuss here

9/27/2011 10:44:01 AM

BlackDog
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called it!

BF3 playing specs for me:


CPU: Intel C2Q (EO) Q9550 @ 3.56ghz 1.32V (8.5x419mhz) 5:6
GPU: eVGA NVIDIA GTX 480 @ 880/1760/4000 (24/7) @ 1125mV
LCD: BenQ FP241W 24" P-MVA LCD (1920x1200)
Mobo: BioStar T-Power i45 AA512
Sound: Auzentech X-Fi Prelude
RAM: OCZ Reaper 4x2Gb DDR2 @ 1005mhz 5-5-5-15
PSU: Corsair HX 750W 80+ Silver 62A
Drive: LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Drive GGC-H20L
UPS: Cyberpower CP1200AVR (720W)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro x64
Cooling: Antec 900 + Tuniq Tower 120 (lapped) + 4x Silverstone FM121 120mm (110CFM) + Zalman VF3000F


Best 3DMark11: P6073 |||||| GTX 480@910/1820/4000 1113mV ||| Q9550@4ghz




[Edited on September 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM. Reason : _]

9/27/2011 10:45:06 AM

brianj320
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and we rolling now

my specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1.Sniper
GFX Card: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HDD: 2x Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM (Running RAID0)
1x Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB
Optical: LG Black Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series 850W
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

[Edited on September 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM. Reason : .]

9/27/2011 10:46:55 AM

BlackDog
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I just wish they would have given us a different map from Alpha. However knowing the map is the same and the download is 2x the size of Alpha; I would say this is the real deal (meaning fully functional Frostbite 2.0)

9/27/2011 10:49:36 AM

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CPU: Intel i7 2600k @ 4.5ghz
GPU: 2 x Sapphire 6950 TOXIC (Unlocked to 6970) @ 930/1320/1.2v
LCD: Apple 27 Cinema Display
Mobo: MSI Z68A GD-80 G3
Sound: Realtek HD onboard
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
PSU: Corsair 850W TX
SSD: Crucial m4 128gb
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro x64

Running at about 40fps with everything on ultra and 4x AA and Medium post AA @ 2560x1440


[Edited on September 27, 2011 at 11:40 AM. Reason : fps]

9/27/2011 11:38:50 AM

seedless
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CPU: Phenom II 970 3.5 Ghz (gonna upgrade to Bulldozer FX 8150 in the coming weeks)
GPU: GTX 560 SCC DS (gonna upgrade to SLI or 570/580 or Toxic 6950 upped to 6970)
LCD: HP w1907 1440x900 DVI
Mobo: ASUS M5A88-v EVO
Sound: Realtek HD onboard
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
PSU: Antec HCG 750W
SSD: n/a
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro x64
Cooling: Stock

Just for reference, may not totally accurate:



http://www.gamersnexus.net/news-pc/612-players-dont-meet-bf3-recommended-spec

[Edited on September 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM. Reason : /]

9/27/2011 11:47:09 AM

catalyst
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Its strange, the game seems to hover around 60fps in the subway with everything ultra and 4x AA...decreasing settings doesn't really change the fps.

HBAO is a huge fps hit obviously

9/27/2011 12:04:01 PM

seedless
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Origin ID: tang0d0wn

9/27/2011 12:05:01 PM

JBaz
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I would be SURPRISED if the 8800gts would even make it past the menu screen. lol

I'm hopeful one 5870 will yield good results it not, 2. Or I could go the gtx 570 route too. Options options options.

9/27/2011 12:43:00 PM

Krallum
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Xbox 360

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9/27/2011 1:25:30 PM

seedless
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I played the Alpha on a 9600gso, is it was BARELY playable, but you could play it, haha it was choppy and ugly but still, a 8800gts MIGHT be playable at the bare minimum.

http://www.geforce.com/GamesandApps/games/battlefield-3/GPUAnalyzer

[Edited on September 27, 2011 at 1:54 PM. Reason : m]

9/27/2011 1:26:03 PM

catalyst
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The graphics settings are buggy as hell.

I switched off Ambient Occlusion and turned it back on and got 40 more fps. Now pushing 90+ in the subway with everything on ultra.

I don't think some of the settings even work



[Edited on September 27, 2011 at 1:57 PM. Reason : asds]

9/27/2011 1:53:16 PM

brianj320
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maybe they are more placeholders for the full product? or maybe just disabled for the beta? who the hell knows...

9/27/2011 2:01:04 PM

catalyst
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yea i think you are right

whatever i did bumped the FPS up by about 100%. looks great!

9/27/2011 2:09:28 PM

JBaz
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One down side about BF3 would be the increased amount of people using game videos for actual IRL footage for media use... Just as what happened with ARMA 2. lol

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/british_documentary_confuses_arma_2_clip_actual_ira_footage

9/27/2011 2:26:22 PM

brianj320
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what a buncha n00bs

9/27/2011 2:31:39 PM

BlackDog
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This game is fucking ridiculous, I have never seen anything so realistic looking in my life. We don't even have full control over DX11 (I'm looking for .ini) yet and it already looks better than Crysis 2 with Patches and DX11 added. This outdoors map is insane and the fire fights are so realistic looking. This is like BC2+BF3+Crysis 1 had a baby and it was Jesus.

(I own over 80 games just on Steam, this is coming from a guy who spent over 70 hours on Deus Ex to follow the complete story)


This game could in itself bring back PC Gaming to it's hay day.



Yes I'm stoned


and yes I've played BF since BF1942




[Edited on September 27, 2011 at 2:47 PM. Reason : _]

9/27/2011 2:40:39 PM

brianj320
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we've all heard great things regarding the visuals but how is the audio?

9/27/2011 2:54:41 PM

BlackDog
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audio is great just like any DICE game, more ambiance to BF3 though.

9/27/2011 3:01:43 PM

brianj320
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excellent

9/27/2011 3:03:36 PM

Krallum
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How do I get in this beta? Can I just get a fileplanet sub like any other bf game

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9/27/2011 3:31:32 PM

catalyst
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audio is awesome on "War Tapes" setting

i have no idea what that means but it sounds great

9/27/2011 3:45:15 PM

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So I just ordered a 560 Ti Superclocked edition to replace my 5770. Hopefully it'll be able to get some decent framerates at 1920x1080. I don't mind turning off AA and V-sync so I don't think that'll be much of a problem.

9/27/2011 3:57:16 PM

BlackDog
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the beta is open to all in 2 days

http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3/1/beta

9/27/2011 4:27:03 PM

Netstorm
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Surely my 5870 is going to do -well-, right?

9/27/2011 5:53:54 PM

GrayFox33
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So how does it play?

Revolutionary? More of the same? Polished to a perfect shine? Rough around the edges?

9/27/2011 6:07:20 PM

BlackDog
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It is polished completely, but we have no vehicles.

9/27/2011 6:32:14 PM

GrayFox33
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I guess what I mean is:

Is it the visceral, game-changing experience the trailers and hype make it out to be? Or is it just another quality shooter?

9/27/2011 9:06:28 PM

catalyst
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Honestly its rough around the edges...but still looks to be a good game

9/27/2011 9:10:20 PM

BEU
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Ugh.

I am getting some really bad artifacts when I look at certain shadows. And the game doesnt let you adjust anything since you start playing it through your internet browser.

9/27/2011 9:10:50 PM

Shaggy
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this shit is fucking terrible

battlelog is shit
the UI doesnt work
you cant bind 75% of keys
YOU CANT REBIND MOUSE BUTTONS!!!!!!

you cant even access the motherfucking settings unless you are in a game on a server and alive.

lmao what a turd. dice has litterally no internal QA

9/27/2011 9:26:02 PM

JBaz
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requires 11.7 amd drivers or above. too bad the only stable one on my system is 10.8...

9/27/2011 11:14:54 PM

BlackDog
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For sure

Quote :
"game-changing experience"


to the people experiencing issues, this is the point of a Beta; to allow the dev team to see the game run on millions of different hardware combos and not just their own and then fix it.

However between finding a match and being in game takes less than 20 seconds for me, I couldn't believe how fast and smooth everything is running on my OC'd 480 and Q9550. I can basically run Ultra @ 1200p with 4xAA and 16xAF 40-50fps avg, but the VRAM climbs up to 1400mb, so I have to cut back somewhere unless this engine really handles large maps vs textures very well.

9/28/2011 12:13:00 AM

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Origin ID: ProsperoLT

CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz
GPU: EVGA 9800 GX2 1GB 512-bit (dual-gpu) @ 742/1140 MHz
LCD: Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22" LCD (1680x1050)
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3
Sound: Realtek ALC889 HD Onboard w/ Logitech X-230 2.1 Speakers
RAM: 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600
PSU: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
SSD: Corsair Force GT 120 GB SATA III
HDD: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000rpm
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro x64
LAN: 1Gbps + 802.11n
WAN: 30Mbps/5Mbps
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II
Mouse: Logitech MX518 w/ IceMat SteelSeries Surface
Headset: IceMat Siberia
Cooling: Antec P180 Case w/ ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro (lapped) + (3) Scythe S-FLEX 120mm (100CFM)

Still up in the air as to whether or not to upgrade to the 560 Ti or the 6950

[Edited on September 28, 2011 at 2:04 AM. Reason : .]

9/28/2011 2:02:36 AM

seedless
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Go ahead and get a 570 or a 6970 and be done with it.

9/28/2011 2:09:02 AM

JBaz
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yeah, fuck amd and their pos 11.8 drivers. GRRR... no stable on any game, get graphical twitches and my 2nd monitor flakes/spazes out. I donno, 5870 on my computer does not like new drivers. Guess I'll switch to the gtx570 when it comes in tomorrow. Will need to upgrade my psu for the 2nd 570 if I'm going to keep it.

But yeah, I have no real problems with the game, its damn fun. Like serious fun. I get pretty good frames throughout the map and the only issue is on outside parts, medium/long distance textures flash for one frame every so often, like ever 2-5 mins. I like the integrated of the battlelog/facebook of bf3. Works pretty good, and instantly updates and saves everything. Finding a server is fast and I like how you don't have to go through some crazy ingame menu screen with a fixed viewing size.

I'm a little mixed about it all being browser based, but its just odd, not bad. I just wondered why they didn't just have a browser builtin to origin. Then whats the point of origin if BF3 is going to have an origin inside their origin...


Oh and Add me to Friends bitches. Copy and paste list below in every add.

Origin Friends list add:
seedless: tang0d0wn
JBaz: BazTech

[Edited on September 28, 2011 at 2:53 AM. Reason : ]

9/28/2011 2:47:08 AM

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That is why you buy NVIDIA, because the ATI/AMD driver team is awful in comparison. NVIDIA beta drivers are more stable than some WHQL ATI/AMD RC Drivers.


I have to say I love BF3 Beta so far and I'm so glad we got 2 maps. Does anyone know when the Beta will end? I think BC2 Beta was like 1 week before the launch of BC2.

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[Edited on September 28, 2011 at 3:06 AM. Reason : _]

9/28/2011 3:06:09 AM

Prospero
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^^I put mine up there

9/28/2011 3:08:04 AM

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smoothcrim - hollablack

9/28/2011 4:06:35 AM

JBaz
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Origin Friends list add:
seedless: tang0d0wn
JBaz: BazTech
smoothcrim: hollablack

9/28/2011 4:23:08 AM

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I havent looked for it, but is there a bug reporting function for the beta?

BEU: BeepBeep19

[Edited on September 28, 2011 at 7:33 AM. Reason : bug]

9/28/2011 7:28:57 AM

brianj320
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only issue i've had at this point is actually getting into a match. it's been very slow and frustrating trying to join matches since most servers are full all the time. the game runs smooth for me; just having issues with some of the controls which i haven't been able to adjust yet.

Origin Friends list add:
seedless: tang0d0wn
JBaz: BazTech
smoothcrim: hollablack
BEU: BeepBeep19
brianj320: sil3ntfury

9/28/2011 8:23:21 AM

JBaz
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I found a scope bug. If you level up and get awards, you can't zoom in with your main rifle until the game finishes showing you all the shit you were awarded. Although, you can swap to your pistol and back to the rifle to break it.

9/28/2011 9:09:19 AM

Arab13
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I'll post my nick here shortly.

9/28/2011 9:10:56 AM

Prospero
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Origin ID: ProsperoLT

Origin Friends list add:
seedless: tang0d0wn
Prospero: ProsperoLT
JBaz: BazTech
smoothcrim: hollablack
BEU: BeepBeep19
brianj320: sil3ntfury

9/28/2011 9:54:36 AM

seedless
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Anybody played this with a 560 yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV23bQVCmxI

[Edited on September 28, 2011 at 10:16 AM. Reason : /]

9/28/2011 10:02:57 AM

smoothcrim
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that video you just linked really turned me off to the game. gameplay speed looked way too high, much like MW2 and the animations looked like dog shit.

9/28/2011 10:46:27 AM

seedless
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Nice.

9/28/2011 10:49:09 AM

Prospero
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^did you see this one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAWrO0_49pc

9/28/2011 10:52:40 AM

JBaz
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its more fast pace than bc2, but its not run and gun mw2/black cocks. It feels a bit more tactile than COD and a bit more realistic than other BF series games. I think its a perfect mix of both series. They really got the gameplay down.

9/28/2011 10:56:43 AM

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