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Battlefield 3 will feature the maximalist combined arms battles that made the series popular across single-player, co-operative and multiplayer modes. It will reintroduce several elements absent from the Bad Company games, including fighter jets, the prone position and 64-player battles on PC. To accommodate the lower player count on consoles, the ground area will be limited for Xbox 360 and PS3, though fly space will remain the same.
Battlefield 3 features the return of class-based game play, with four classes: Assault, Support, Engineer and Recon. The abilities of the Frostbite 2 engine will be utilized, with the Engineer's flashlight able to blind other players, and concentrated LMG fire blurring the vision of suppressed players.
Several game modes have been announced: Conquest, Rush, and a new mode, Team Deathmatch.
Battlefield 3 GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Battlefield 3 GPU Analysis
Comparing Battlefield 3 PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Battlefield 3 is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 10 or OpenGL 4.1.

Battlefield 3 makes use of DX11.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Battlefield 3, aim to have a GPU that has at least 1.024 GB GPU RAM.

Medium level graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Battlefield 3

We are advised that 8 year old graphics cards should be able to run Battlefield 3 , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Battlefield 3 graphics card requirements chart below.