THE BUZZ: Wondering just how the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 versions of the Battlefield 3beta stack up to one another visually? YouTube member Robbaz has put up this video, showing a variety of comparisons between the three versions.
Obviously, it isn’t the definitive answer as to how the three compare (as the game is still in beta), but it’s a really interesting look at where all three versions are as of this point.
EGM’s TAKE: How do you think the console versions compare visually to the rather amazing PC version?
Hot on the heels of the latest GeForce beta driver release, AMD has issued its own update to the Catalyst driver series optimized specifically for the Battlefield 3 beta. The Catalyst 11.10 preview driver is essentially a hotfix release and includes better Battlefield 3 performance for 5000 and 6000 series users (single GPU and Crossfire), 5×1 Eyefinity support, and improvements to the Vision Engine Control Center (previously known as Catalyst Control Center). Here’s the full list of changes:
- Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series for single GPU configurations
- Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on CrossFire configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
- Enables support for Eyefinity 5×1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
- Vision Engine Control Center: User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the CrossfireX, GPU Overdrive, and Information Center pages.
You can download and install the AMD Catalyst preview driver here. The Battlefield 3 open beta isn’t set to kick off fully for another couple of days but, as promised, those who pre-ordered the game through Origin or purchased the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor will be getting early access today — check Battlefield 3’s system requirements here.
Players will be limited to the “Rush” game mode on the map “Operation Metro,” where one team must attack two M-Com stations while a defending team tries to prevent them. Since the beta is multiplayer-only, gamers will have to wait until the full game launch on October 28 to play the single player campaign.