Updated 10/03/13:The latest coupon on pre-orders of BF4 is expired! If you want, keep this page bookmarked and we’ll update with the latest deal as we get closer to release date.

Update 9/12/13:┬áDeal is dead! Looks like EA/GameStop caught on and GameStop has even gone as far as removing the game from being able to add to cart! We’re hearing that some people had their orders cancelled while some had confirmation that their order was successful.

DICE’s upcoming Battlefield 4 made old PC gamers everywhere weep a little bit after the relatively high system specs for the game were revealed just a few days ago. If you need to save a little extra money toward beefing up your system, you’re in luck – there’s a HOT DEAL on the pre-order of Battlefield 4, at only $45 for the digital download version. Battlefield 4 Premium Service is also on sale for $38.

Both these prices are the lowest we’ve ever seen, especially considering EA hardly allows retailers to give coupon discounts on their AAA offers. (When this was offered previously on BF4 and TitanFall at GameFly, EA immediately got to work, and within a day, the 20% off no longer worked.)

Based on what we’ve seen before though, this 25% off deal on BF4 and its Premium Service is likely to last through the entire promotion period, which isn’t very long in the first place. The coupon expires on Friday, September 13 (jokes about Friday the 13th are welcomed).

Battlefield 4 PC System Requirements

MINIMUM

RECOMMENDED

Operating System

Windows Vista SP2 32-BIT

Windows 8 64-BIT

Processor

AMD Athlon X2 2.8 Ghz

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz

AMD Six-Core CPU

Intel Quad-Core CPU

Memory (RAM)

4GB

8GB

Graphics Card

AMD Radeon HD 3870

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

AMD Radeon HD 7870

Nvidia GeForce GTX 660

GPU Memory (RAM)

512 MB

3 GB

Hard Drive Space

30 GB

30 GB

 

Thoughts on Battlefield 4′s PC Spec Requirements

As you can tell above, there’s a big gap between the minimum and recommended. The good news is that Core i5 and above processors (even the 1st generation) should fulfill the processor requirements, so long as you have a solid GPU. Remember, in most gaming cases, clockspeed always wins against the multi-core argument (although these days, multi-threaded games are as common as a horse fly).

While DICE has stated 4GB of RAM to be the bare minimum, we expect things to perform pretty horribly if you’re not running at least 8GB of RAM.

The same is the case for the GPU requirements, with the Radeon 3870 being a November 2007 GPU (that’s almost five years ago), and the Nvidia 8800 GT also being a five year old GPU.

While the recommended GPUs are the latest Radeon 7870 (early 2012) and GTX 660 (Late 2012 GPU), we suspect if you have anything near the performance profile of those cards (eg high-end 2011 products), you’ll be in good shape.

While hard drive size is 30GB all across, if you’re not already sporting a fast Solid Disk Drive, now might be a good time to upgrade for the eventual next-gen titles. With game sizes getting larger and larger, it does become a bit more difficult to accommodate them on a space-limited SSD, but the load time and performance can sometimes be night and day.

Will you be upgrading your PC just to play Battlefield 4? We suspect that given the system requirements, many a PC gamers may just take such a leap.

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Viet Do

 
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