Better beef up your PC for Battlefield 1


Tech
Date: 20th Sep, 16

Battlefield 1’s launch is imminent, and it’s that time of year where you have a sit-down with your computer and ask the hard question: “Are you good enough?”

The answer, as with all Battlefield launches, is often no, and that’s the price you pay for a game as beautiful as Battlefield. EA don’t make it easy, and the tests they got back from their successful beta prove that a better PC means a better experience.

Are you ready to read and weep? Let’s take a look at the minimum and recommended requirements for Battlefield 1.

The Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350

  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K

  • Memory: 8GB RAM

  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB

  • Graphics card (Nvidia): Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB

  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent

  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

The Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later

  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith

  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent

  • Memory: 16GB RAM

  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB

  • Graphics card (Nvidia): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent

  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

  • Available Disk Space: 50G
     

The disparity between minimum and recommended specs is pretty large, and looking at it right now I can comfortably say my PC will not be running Battlefield 1. Nonetheless, Battlefield 1 looks like an incredible game, and the graphics of all Battlefield predecessors have always been something to marvel at.

 

It’s shame that a large majority of players won't experience Battlefield 1 in all its glory, but then again the hefty price tag which accompanies it is also creating debate on whether or not this title is even worth it.

by Kyle Wolmarans