GameStop has listed the PC specifications for Battlefield 3 which aren't quite official, but it should give you a good indication of what kind of rig you'll need to run it.
Minimum: - Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 2GB RAM - DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or ATI video card [that really narrows it down!] - 15 GB disk space for disc version and 10 GB for digital version - Windows Vista or Windows 7
Recommended: - Quad-core Intel or AMD, 4GB RAM - DirectX 11 compatible Nvidia (GTX 460) or ATI (HD 6850) video card - 15 GB disk space for disc version and 10 GB for digital version - Windows 7 64-bit
Hopefully the official specs will actually list things like the type of minimum video card or recommended quad-core clock speed. Then again, you'll probably know whether or not you can run this properly based on the recommended specs.
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