The box is a joke. So please keep calm.
PC Systems Requirements:
Intel i3 6300T
GTX 660 / HD 7850
2GB of Video RAM
8GB of System RAM
40 GB free HDD Space
Windows 7 - 64bit
GTX 970 / R9 290
4GB of Video RAM
16GB of System RAM
40 GB free HDD Space
Windows 10 - 64bit
AMD (Latest Drivers: Catalyst 15.7.1 no specific update for Battlefront yet)
Also available for AMD users: Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta Drivers (with Battlefront optimization since version 15.9) [Recommended]. (thx Crisium)
Note: Newest beta drivers might cause problems with crossfire.
First Benchmark from Poland
The graphic is excellent. But that's not enough, because the performance is very good too. You donít need high-end hardware to experience Star Wars: Battlefront in this quality (high or even maximum details) with smooth 60fps on your own screen. According to our first performance analysis high-end GPUs are even able to render most demanding scenes in Ultra HD with slightly reduced details and still achieve very fluid frame rates. We have chosen one of those very demanding scenes for our first benchmarks: The training mission - Hunt for Endor. Here we start as an imperial soldier on a speeder bike and race at breakneck speed through the idyllic forest. The graphic load is extremely high in this mission, also the streaming and CPU load is very high and brings our overclocked to 4.5 GHz i7-6700K into sweating.
CPU load on an I7 6700k @4.5ghz during the Speeder Bike training mission on endor.
RAM Performance (BETA):
PCgameshardware.de BETA performance article:
Nevertheless, the difference (between 8 and 16gb of RAM) is clearly visible and at times even to feel : The frametimes with only 8 GB of RAM are worse (even more so with slower clocked RAM) . The 16 GB of recommended RAM , certainly seem reasonable for a steady experience.However, the performance with 8 GB is certainly not too bad to stop you from enjoying the game . You just have to suffer through a little stuttering from time to time
TAA vs FXAA and sharpening
To those disappointed in TAA and FXAA, using SweetFX's LUMASHARPEN works to re-sharpen the image to give back detail that the AA turns into blurry Vaseline.
I followed the same steps here as for Fallout 4. Just changed the exe to Battlefront's. I also recommend this for FO4, of course. You download one program and follow just a handful of simple steps to get much improved AA.
Here are the comparisons. 1440p (cropped smaller) all Ultra:
TAA + Sharp
FXAA High + Sharp
No AA and no sharpening
All are using 1.90 sharp_strength in LUMASHARPEN - SweetFX.
Although FXAA High + Sharp looks the best in stills (imo), I find that in motion TAA+Sharp has the best results. FXAA, even with resharpening, has noticeable shimmering. I'll be rolling with TAA + Sharp for now.
Digital Foundry: Star Wars Battlefront GTX 970 vs R9 390 1080p Ultra Benchmarks
DF: Star Wars: Battlefront PS4 vs Budget PC (Core i3 4130/GTX 750 Ti/GTX 950)
DF:Star Wars Battlefront PC/PS4/Xbox One Comparison/Tech Analysis