EA Publishes Star Wars: Battlefront Hardware Requirements

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅06.10.2015 16:58:20


The Star Wars: Battlefront multiplayer beta begins on October 8th, and this looming deadline has pushed EA into updating the game's minimum and recommended system specifications come its release.

Typically Alpha and Beta builds have slightly higher requirements than the final release, which is primarily due to unoptimised code and troubleshooting tools running alongside the game. In this instance final requirements for SW: Battlefront once again diverge quite a bit from earlier recommendations, but not all requirements have been lowered.

The most notable change is that GPU requirements have dropped from an eye-watering GeForce GTX 680 or Radeon HD7970 to a more manageable GTX 660 or HD7850 with 2GB VRAM. Technology has moved on since mid-2012 but these GPUs are still in widespread use, and the previously high GPU requirement was the primary impediment to being ready for the new release.

A requirement moving in the opposite direction that for at least 8GB of system memory, up from 6GB. This change should be academic to desktop gamers, but mobile fans could be tripped up depending on the configuration of their laptop. CPU requirements have also been tweaked from a Core i5-2300 to a i3-6300T (or equivalent), indicating that although four cores are important they're not strictly necessary. No AMD equivalent is listed.

Pegged at a Core i5-6600 and GTX 970 4GB/R9 290 4GB, Star Wars: Battlefront's recommended specifications are as demanding as you would expect from such a game. It remains to be seen just how far the engine can be pushed, and if yet more horsepower can unlock even greater visual fidelity at 4K.

Although one of the more taxing titles of this generation the minimum and recommended specs are still lower than 2014's Assassin's Creed Unity. Last year's franchise release was notable for both high-end requirements and the stipulation of a significantly more powerful AMD GPU than its NVIDIA equivalent.

The full minimum and recommended specs are listed below, and can also be found at Origin.com.

Minimum PC System Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
Processor (Intel): Intel i3 6300T or equivalent
Memory: 8GB RAM
Hard Drive: At least 40 GB of free space
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
Graphics card (ATI): ATI Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Recommended PC System Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
Processor (Intel): Intel i5 6600 or equivalent
Memory: 16GB RAM
Hard Drive: At least 40 GB of free space
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection


Source: Origin.com.

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