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This is the ultra high end PC that’ll power Battlefield 4 at GamesCom
We’ve gotten some images of the official Battlefield 4 PC that’ll be present at GamesCom. This ultra high-end system sports dual AMD Radeon 7970 graphics cards — some of the most powerful graphics cards in the world. In addition, the PC has an 8-core AMD CPU and 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. The graphics cards alone sport 6 GB of GDDR5 RAM. This setup is somewhat similar to the PCs used at E3, which cost over $4,000 each. We’re sure the GamesCom PCs are a bit cheaper, as they use cheaper graphics cards and less RAM as well (E3 systems had 16 GB).
Previously we reported that Battlefield 4 will be AMD optimized, since both next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft run on AMD hardware. If you’re looking to upgrade your system for BF4, check out our Best graphics cards for Battlefield 4 feature.
DICE has confirmed that they will reveal a new Battlefield 4 map and multiplayer mode at GamesCom, and recently announced that some new weapons and gadgets will be revealed as well. At E3, EA set up 64 PC systems for gamers to try out Battlefield 4, and it’s expected that there will be just as many at GamesCom. Just like with E3, DICE will live-stream Battlefield 4 gameplay as well. GamesCom starts on August 21 in Cologne, Germany.