120Hz & 144Hz monitors vs 60Hz in Battlefield 3 & 4

Battlefield 3 120hz 60hz

In the last few years, 120Hz and 144Hzmonitors have been getting a lot of attention from PC gamers.

I’m going to cover some of the benefits of a 120/144Hz monitor and whether it’s suited for your Battlefield 3/4 experience on the PC.

How 60Hz and 120/144Hz monitors differ

Let’s say you’re playing Battlefield and watching your frame rate through the in-game command or a 3rd party program, and you average 90 FPS. If you have a 60Hz monitor, it will display no more than 60 frames each second. If you have a 120Hz monitor, it will display all the way up to 120 frames per second, so you will see 90 FPS. With the 60Hz monitor, some of your graphics processing power is wasted since you’re not seeing the extra frames.

Why frame rate is important in Battlefield 3/4

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AMD Radeon 11.11 CAP’s address Crossfire problems in Battlefield 3

Are you using AMD Radeon cards in Crossfire? Have you been experiencing performance problems or video glitches in BF3? The latest set of Catalyst Application Profiles (CAP’s) are said to address this.

Download at the link below:
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How to display your FPS and ingame ping in Battlefield 3 on PC

"render.perfoverlayvisible 1" command

Here are some simple but useful tips to keep track of your game’s performance.

First off, Battlefield 3 has a number of commands that can be entered into its console. To bring up the console, press the tilde key, which is just above the tab key.

Type in “render.drawfps 1” and press enter to display your framerate in the top right corner of the screen as shown below.

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Download the NVIDIA 285.38 and AMD 11.10 drivers for the Battlefield 3 beta

Both NVIDIA and AMD have released beta/preview video card drivers optimized for Battlefield 3. Since these drivers were designed by both companies specifically to improve performance for BF3, everyone should download them to prepare for the beta.

To ensure the latest graphics driver is installed, be sure to uninstall your previous display drivers before running the new setup program.

Download links:

NVIDIA 285.38 Beta Drivers

AMD 11.10 Preview Drivers

NOTE: The AMD link above does not yet link to a working installation package. The following mirror is confirmed to have the working 11.10 installer: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3WWCL7UO (thanks, Guru3D!)

Battlefield 3 beta system requirements and recommendations

Credit: EA/DICE

EA has posted minimum system requirements and system recommendations on the Battlefield 3 Beta website:

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit
Processor: 2 Ghz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz Or Althon X2 2.7 Ghz)
Memory: 2 GB

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Battlefield 3 system requirements for PC

Credit: EA/DICE

Although rumored details have circulated, EA/DICE has not yet released system requirements for BF3.

In the past, EA’s Battlefield games have implemented the latest DirectX features and taken advantage of the latest hardware. Expect BF3 to be no exception.

Take Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for an example.

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