Battlefield V PC System Requirements Revealed as Closed Alpha Invites Go Out

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Nov 1, 2018 9:57 AM
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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.

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21:37 Nov-05-2018

Do you need specifically an RTX card to enable ray tracing? So I wouldn't be able to enable it?

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19:39 Nov-06-2018

Yes and no you wouldn´t

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17:29 Nov-05-2018

Minimum, Recommended and Gimmick Requirements in one place. Nice!

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04:51 Nov-05-2018

I wonder if 2080ti could pull a 1080@60fps on Ray Tracing and up the DLSS to 4K or even 1440p, Then its not that bad.

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04:46 Nov-05-2018

an RTX 2070 for a decent ray tracing performance at 1080p ? lol, its not for Ray Tracing but for the DLSS. Talk about misleading marketing.

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18:36 Nov-03-2018

RTX requirements, erm probably any RTX card?

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19:55 Nov-03-2018

well at begining 2080ti was barely able to hold 60fps with RT on thats why i thouth then why did they made 2070 as RTX instead of just GTX when it wont be able to run anything with playable fps and now they say that its enouth
we will see

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06:48 Nov-03-2018

almost there :) hype it

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02:15 Nov-03-2018

I can't seem to post in the system requirements page so I'll ask here
Can I run this game at high settings?
Or even ultra?

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10:45 Nov-03-2018

i hope that we will be able even if its half of perfomance from Battlefield 1 its still 45+fps

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18:21 Nov-02-2018

i hope it will be optimized on pc.

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05:03 Nov-04-2018

Most BF games aren't in the beginning, than a few patches later game runs as it should.

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00:34 Nov-02-2018

Honestly i wouldn't be surprised the game comes out and all the tech channels review the game and find out the game looks the same with and without ray tracing.

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11:37 Nov-02-2018

It won't look the same. There are videos of it online.

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09:37 Nov-03-2018

Yes but how many times has people seen early gameplay footage and when they release the game to the public it doesn't look the same as it was originally shown which is why i mentioned that.
There is always things out there we could never really expect and when i watch a game video i mainly expect to know what the game style will be like and not expect what it would be like if you know what i mean.

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21:03 Nov-01-2018

Looking forward to getting this on sale to make use of my new graphics card.

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23:39 Nov-01-2018

Hey, a 2070! Nice!
What was your previous GPU?

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04:38 Nov-02-2018

Thanks my previous GPU was a 970 the 2070 is probably a little overkill for my monitor however I want a GPU that will last me for a few years and it also gets me on the Ray Tracing table.

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11:12 Nov-02-2018

When things are overkill - use DSR (or SSAA - same thing) :)
I've "only" got a 1440p screen, albeit a 165Hz one, but in SLI titles the 2080Ti SLI is total overkill for this screen. So I just play at 5K resolution :)

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11:46 Nov-02-2018

uou uou easy, overkill dosnt exist

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12:09 Nov-02-2018

One can always find a way to abuse the extra power :D

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00:41 Nov-04-2018

Exactly plus I could always play some games on my 4k HDR Sony TV but I tried playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider on my TV to experience the HDR but it made everything too dark so ended up going back to my monitor.

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19:23 Nov-01-2018

I barely make the minimum requirements with my i5-3570k and Radeon HD 7950 BE :'(
Finally time to build a new rig eh

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23:56 Nov-01-2018

Just upgrade your GPU to the new gtx 1060 gddr5x

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00:26 Nov-02-2018

Go for the Ryzen 5 2600 your wallet will thank you in the future because look at the system requirements for minimum an i5 6600K or a FX 6350 and a i7 4790 or a R3 1300X.
Honestly looks like Intel is getting a little screwed for games like this because sure you might be able to get a i7 4770 or 4790 for cheap second hand but then when it is time to upgrade again new everything and you don't know if the newer Ryzen will just get a bios update instead to handle the newer chips.

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13:29 Nov-01-2018

I find it interesting how much higher the recommended CPU is for ray tracing considering that its meant to be done mainly by the GPU, I mean, thats the point of buying an RTX card.

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14:08 Nov-01-2018

O daaamn, you're right. Technically, my 5960X is out of the league xD
My CPU is officially obsolete! xD

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14:27 Nov-01-2018

Pssh, what a scrub, hang your head in shame

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23:38 Nov-01-2018

I'll go curl up into a ball in the shower and have a little cry... :(

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17:52 Nov-01-2018

probably due to the extra draw calls

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23:44 Nov-01-2018

Would make sense. You've got the raytracing features running and composited on top of the usual Direct3D raster (minus things like SS reflections, since that would be replaced by RTX). I can see how that would stress the CPU more. Question is - how MUCH more and whether this would normally be offset by the bottleneck in the RT speed anyway and, therefore, unnoticeable.. Say, you're pushing 120fps in raster alone, but then you can only do 70 or whatever with RTX enabled, RT cores being the slowest link in the chain - would the CPU be bottlenecking at that point? Hard to say.

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12:20 Nov-01-2018

Regarding the RTX, did they optimize the hell out of it or lowered to such an extent that the RTX 2070 is able to handle it?

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13:32 Nov-01-2018

I would guess there are lower resolution versions of RTX available but it's kinda guesswork for now

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11:17 Nov-01-2018

KUDOS to EA for always making all Battlefield games very optimized on PC, something you don't hear people praising them for, despite pc games optimization being rare for most AAA titles

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09:47 Nov-03-2018

I wouldn't exactly say all cause Battlefield 4 had that one map which did a massive crash for everyone's systems, Bad Company 2 had some small frame hiccups and Hardline was a mess all on its own with some maps even clipping though the walls and falling to your death.
So really i wouldn't say that all Battlefield games are very optimized since there has been a few with a lot of bugs in it.

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10:13 Nov-01-2018

battlefields are very optimized on pc.

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00:29 Nov-02-2018

Not completely true cause remember the massive crash on Battlefield 4.

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17:07 Sep-04-2018

Warning for AMD users, performance on this game is absolute crap. As in, lowest settings with a Vega 64 and R-1700x at 1080p ultra wide, and an FOV of 110 gets me fluctuating wildly between 30 and 50fps with lag spikes every time im shot

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10:11 Sep-05-2018

Has it gotten any better since you posted this ?, do you think its down to drivers from amd.

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it was fine on my 5820k & fury x

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11:45 Sep-04-2018

Recently had to downgrade my Gpu :/ had a 1070 not anymore though.
Will I be able to run high settings 60fps smoothly thanks in advance everyone who take the time to reply much love.

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I should think you'll be absolutely fine, yeah

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14:29 Sep-04-2018

Thank you Jon appreciate your answer :) played Battlefield bad company a long time ago was my fav tbh but this looks nice as well.

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10:04 Sep-04-2018

I don't know. I haven't seen a game on my system use fore than 9GB RAM under any circumstance so what's with the 16GB requirement? I get the 12 GB listing as after 10 GB people go up to 12 GB not directly to 16.

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So far I mostly saw people upgrading from 8 to 16gb, that's maby why devs use I like that 4, 8, 16

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Beta should be interesting...

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I Guess Time to use Controller and Mouse to Play =)

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