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Glad to see! Finally a game using our processors fully!

 

It was during the AMD event today is all I know.

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Ha. AMD is finally starting to reap benefits from BD/PD thanks to consoles, and everyone were laughing at the single-threaded performance. Your turn Intel.

 

Guess it's safe to say that AMD is coming back with a bang. Consoles, CPU's finally taking advantage, new graphics on the throne. Glad I actually bought a ton of stocks at 2.13 :rofl:  

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Also, don't even think about downloading the BF4 beta unless your OS is x64 (yes - the PC beta is also x64-exclusive).  The qualifiers get four days ahead of everyone else (the open beta starts October 5th and *will* require Origin).

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Ha. AMD is finally starting to reap benefits from BD/PD thanks to consoles, and everyone were laughing at the single-threaded performance. Your turn Intel.

 

Guess it's safe to say that AMD is coming back with a bang. Consoles, CPU's finally taking advantage, new graphics on the throne. Glad I actually bought a ton of stocks at 2.13 :rofl:  

 

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Where's the trolling in this thread?  I wanted some entertainment on my lunch break.   Fan boys of both sides, you have disappointed me.

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With CPU's and GPU's there's really no point in being brand allegiant. Just buy whichever vendor / generation is doing well at any particular point in time :) It's so good to hear AMD are starting to turn things around again, and putting some pressure on Intel again. I remember back in the days of the original Athlon I was religiously buying AMD CPU's - Intel weren't in the running at that point! 

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can we have a link or something? i have no idea what's going on here

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can we have a link or something? i have no idea what's going on here

 

This. If the game is coded to support up to 8 x64 CPU cores, then it would do so on Intel processors as well. No?

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This. If the game is coded to support up to 8 x64 CPU cores, then it would do so on Intel processors as well. No?

exactly!

 

Well done AMD for bringing your CPU line up into the 21st century, Intel has kept a seat warm for you right next to their season ticket box theyeve had since C2Q

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Ha. AMD is finally starting to reap benefits from BD/PD thanks to consoles, and everyone were laughing at the single-threaded performance. Your turn Intel.

The problem with AMD's current architecture is that even with more cores and a higher clock speed they are still outperformed by Intel's. I'm a big fan of AMD but their processors just aren't competitive at the moment.

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Have BF4 Beta requirements specs been announced then I t

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PC 64-bit Beta will be a 1.6GB download and I'd imagine recommended specs would run the beta fine.

 

Minimum System Requirements 
OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit 
Processor (AMD): Athlon X2 2.8 GHz 
Processor (Intel): Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 
Memory: 4 GB 
Hard Drive: 30 GB 
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 3870 
Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 
Graphics memory: 512 MB 

Recommended System Requirements 
OS: Windows 8 64-bit 
Processor (AMD): Six-core CPU 
Processor (Intel): Quad-core CPU 
Memory: 8 GB 
Hard Drive: 30 GB 
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7870 
Graphics card (Nvidia): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 
Graphics memory: 3 GB 

 

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Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7870 

 

 

 

 

Thats killed my buzz a bit, when will we see better low profile graphics cards? I'm stuck with a 7750.. i do love the card it suit me well but i'd rather be able to run games on full.

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PC 64-bit Beta will be a 1.6GB download and I'd imagine recommended specs would run the beta fine.

 

Minimum System Requirements 

OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit 

Processor (AMD): Athlon X2 2.8 GHz 

Processor (Intel): Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz 

Memory: 4 GB 

Hard Drive: 30 GB 

Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 3870 

Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 

Graphics memory: 512 MB 

Recommended System Requirements 

OS: Windows 8 64-bit 

Processor (AMD): Six-core CPU 

Processor (Intel): Quad-core CPU 

Memory: 8 GB 

Hard Drive: 30 GB 

Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7870 

Graphics card (Nvidia): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 

Graphics memory: 3 GB 

 

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If AMD is "mighty",  then why does it recommend at six core cpu and the intel only 4?

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Not too long a wait :)

 

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64-bit OS required on PC

Note that you are required to run a 64-bit OS to join the Battlefield 4 Beta on PC. As a studio, we wanted to focus our efforts on testing the 64-bit version of the game. The full version of the game will also run on 32-bit Windows OS.

 

Keeping the Battlefield fair

At DICE, we are always striving to keep the Battlefield fair. We are happy to let you know that we have increased our protection against cheaters to not only use PunkBuster, but we will also work side by side with Gameblocks, who will provide us with their anti-cheat engine FairFight. We believe that the FairFight engine will be a great complement to the anti-cheat measures already in play. During the Beta we will try out both FairFight and PunkBuster to make the experience as good as possible for our players. You will notice information about the two anti-cheat measures on the server browser pages on Battlelog, and you will also potentially see messaging in the chat box in-game when a cheater is caught. We will get back to you later with more detail on how we are improving our anti-cheat measures in Battlefield 4.

 

To our fans: We salute you

Finally, I wanted to take the time to personally thank our millions of fans for making Battlefield what it is today. With Battlefield 4, we are making great new strides in the series and I am happy to have you along for the ride. Please let us know if you have any questions on the beta below and we

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benchmarks?

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The problem with AMD's current architecture is that even with more cores and a higher clock speed they are still outperformed by Intel's. I'm a big fan of AMD but their processors just aren't competitive at the moment.

 

On multi-tasking they are not that behind, even ahead on some things, and that's what matters. ;)

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Ah man a 7870? I have a 7770 and it begins to struggle sometimes at 2560x1440

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4 cores >> 8 cores when the overall performance is the same. Lower power consumption, less overhead due to the additional threads, etc. In the end it's only what gives most bang per buck that counts.

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Just bought a PC with an FX-4200 (3.3GHz quad core) and it does get its ass handed to it by a good i5 for example. However it's still powerful enough. The difference is that the PC cost me about $300 less than the equivalent i5 machine with similar specs. Also has a GTX760 that does 70-100FPS on BF3 at high/ultra so I don't see it struggling to play BF4. Remember that BF games are generally pretty CPU intensive so you really need to be bringing a quad core to the table. The minimum specs listed are pretty laughable - those sort of specs wouldn't even play BF3 on low/med so it has literally nil chance of doing BF4 with the upgraded engine.

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On multi-tasking they are not that behind, even ahead on some things, and that's what matters. ;)

No, what matters is real world performance. I follow the releases of both companies but unfortunately AMD just hasn't been competitive where it matters (gaming, productivity, etc). Only in heavily threaded apps does AMD show any advantage but that is negated by the much higher power usage. It would be great if AMD were competitive with Intel as I'd happily switch back but that simply isn't the case.

 

PS - I've been using AMD processors since the mid-90s, back in the K5 days. However, since the Core 2 Duo days I've been with Intel because they offer better performance.

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lol well I won't be playing Battlefield 4, my PC is getting long in the tooth.

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Meh, I develop and do research, game and emulate, in every single aspect I have been more than happy with my AMD processor. Provided that it's coupled with decent components like high speed RAM and excellent GPU. going intel would result in 300 us dollars more for the performance that I currently have for my applications. Power consumption isn't an issue for me since I actually carry also a laptop, that if I needed to be really conscious about energy I would use it no problem... It's also an AMD one and it rocks.

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I should be able to play on Medium at least if not High settings. Only planning to upgrade my rig sometime next year.

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Been considering a Mobo/CPU and GPU upgrade but performance wouldn't improve much overall more of a sidestep, probably best option would be just to get a GTX 770 or 780. I'll wait and see how things go.

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