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Battlefield V PC System Requirements Revealed as Closed Alpha Invites Go Out
By Jon Sutton on November 1st, 2018 at 09:57am - original article from game-debate

UPDATE: Okay, DICE has updated the Battlefield V PC system requirements once again, but this is the final time, we promise. The Battlefield 5 specs have changed slightly since the beta, while we've also been given the recommended requirements for the ray-traced RTX version of Battlefield V.

Battlefield V Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Battlefield V Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or Radeon RX 580 8 GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11.1

Battlefield V Ray-Tracing RTX System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 2070
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 12

Since the BFV PC beta, there are a handful of small changes. Notably, a more powerful AMD FX-8350 processor is now required to run Battlefield V, rather than an FX-6350. This brings the AMD specs more in line with the minimum Intel CPU for Battlefield 5, the core i5-6600K. The 6600K is still a cut above in terms of performance though, while the recommended Intel i7-4790 should be far more capable than the recommend AMD Ryzen 3 1300X processor.

The recommended RAM requirement for BF5 has decreased from 16GB to 12GB, while the recommended AMD GPU has risen from a 4GB RX 480 up to an 8GB RX 580. It seems Battlefield V is happy to eat up more than 4GB video memory.

Lastly, those juicy system requirements for raytracing in Battlefield V. Raytracing, or DXR (DirectX Raytracing), is the headline feature of Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics cards. No games currently support RTX raytracing, so Battlefield V should be the first.

Unsurprisingly, you're going to need a damned fast PC to enable ray-tracing in BFV. The absolute minimum GPU you can use for raytracing is the $600 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070. There is currently no AMD that can support this graphical feature.

That hefty video card will need to be matched with a top-end Core i7-8700 hexa-core CPU or a Ryzen 7 2700 8-core, as well as 16GB DDR4 memory and a Windows 10 installation for DX12 effects. 

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run Battlefield V System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to Battlefield V GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Battlefield V Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

 

UPDATE: 03-Sep-2018 - Battlefield V PC System Requirements Updated for Open Beta

DICE has updated the Battlefield V PC system requirements yet again, this time revealing revised specs for the imminent BF5 open beta test. The Battlefield V open beta is available to pre-load now through Origin and is open to everyone from Thursday, September 6th, through to Tuesday, September 11th.

Battlefield V Open Beta Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz or AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Battlefield V Open Beta Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11.1

Okay, so there aren't many changes between the two sets of system specs for Battlefield V, but there are certainly a few things to bear in mind. First and foremost, the recommended specs now suggest 16GB RAM rather than 12GB. Battlefield V will run with 8GB RAM as a minimum but having the extra headroom afforded by 16GB should help prevent any major issues.

The only other changes related to the AMD CPUs required for Battlefield V. The minimum spec AMD CPU is now a more reasonable AMD FX-6350 rather than an FX-8350, although the minimum spec Intel CPU for Battlefield V remains a frankly ludicrous Intel Core i5-6600K. And for the recommended system requirements for BFV it's changed from an AMD Ryzen 3 1300X to an older AMD FX-8350, the previous minimum spec processor.

The caveat to these system specs for Battlefield V is that they could still change yet again between now and launch. AMD performance has evidently been the focus since the last alpha test and there may yet be time to optimise Intel CPU usage in Battlefield V.

Original Story: 28-Jun-2018 - Battlefield V PC System Requirements Revealed as Closed Alpha Invites Go Out

You may remember a little while back that the minimum specs for Battlefield V cropped up on its official page on the Origin store. EA was swift to come out and say this was a mistake, that they'd been put up in error. Well, now the PC system requirements are out for a newly announced Battlefield V Closed Alpha, but how have they changed?

Battlefield V Alpha Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Battlefield V Alpha Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11.1

Well, the answer is - not much. Battlefield V Alpha minimum system requirements are pretty much identical to the original specs that were revealed. The only difference this time is a slight bump up for the AMD CPU, from an AMD FX-6350 up to an FX-8350. This puts the Intel and AMD processors more in line with one another, although for the most part, these are the same specs as Battlefield 1.

For the recommended requirements we see only a modest jump in CPU horsepower. It's difficult to envisage the minimum spec i5-6600K Intel CPU running into any issues though, so the minimum requirement CPUs are probably going to be fine. They'll need to be paired with a video card with at least 3GB VRAM for those running at 1080p. I don't quite know how DICE does it but they've often worked wonders with the Frostbite engine, pairing fantastic visuals with top-notch performance. We don't have any reason to suspect Battlefield V will be any different to Battlefield 1 in this respect.