As you may already know, Battlefield 3’s Alpha testing is a go and a number of players have already been selected to test the ‘Operation Metro’ map in Rush mode. What you didn’t know however is that DICE has finally revealed the recommended PC requirements for this Alpha testing phase.
According to the Official Battlefield 3 Alpha FAQ, DICE recommends a quadcore with 4GB of RAM and a GPU with at least 256MB. These are not the final PC requirements, but will surely give you an idea of what you should be expecting. And no, this Alpha testing is not the Beta that was promised to buyers of Medal of Honor: Limited Edition.
Battlefield 3 Alpha Recommended PC Requirements:
OS: Windows 7 or Vista (SP1)
CPU: Quadcore @ 2.0 GHz or faster
RAM: 4GB or more
Hard Drive: 7.25 GB free disk space
Video: 256 MB or greater
DirectX 10 or 11 compatible card with latest drivers (AMD 11.5 or later, nVidia 275.33 or later)
Sound: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible card
Internet: broadband connection
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