New visual standards in PC games require higher levels of performance from dedicated gaming computers
Recently, Game Informer reported that sales of the first-person shooter, Battlefield 3, have topped 8 million copies since it was released in October. In its first week alone, the game sold more than 5 million copies. The publisher, EA, has shipped 12 million to retailers around the world over the last month and has recently released the “Back to Karkand” expansion (free to those players who purchased the limited edition game). The game has proven to be extremely popular, and many players are looking for the right gaming computer to enhance the experience.
Battlefield 3 was build on the Frostbite 2 game engine, which was developed specifically to produce some of the most incredible visuals in this generation of games. However, while this game was released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, the PC environment is where these graphics really shine, and Digital Storm Online has stepped up its technology to meet the demands of these types of games.
The Frostbite 2 engine was designed to provide better animations, bigger scales, and more destructible environments that what has been seen on previous games. The gaming PCs developed by Digital Storm are designed to processing power to manage these massive environments while eliminating any bottlenecking of performance issues – which is what the serious gamer will require if he or she is going to keep an edge on the competition.
The minimal requirements for Battlefield 3 to run on a PC include a 2GH Dual Core processor, 2GB of memory, and a graphics card that is compatible with DirectX 10.1 with 512MB of RAM. However, the recommended performance levels are much higher. The game suggests using a Quad Core processor, 4GB or RAM, and a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card with at least 1024MB of RAM. According to the Digital Storm buying guide, it’s possible to cover those requirements and much more.
The gaming industry continues to outpace the capabilities of most off-the-shelf computers, which is why gamers that are looking for a complete experience look at dedicated gaming computers for their needs. These systems are designed specifically to maximize their processing speed while keeping the noise from the cooling systems to a minimum. They are fine tuned and sometimes overclocked to provide even more response and avoid the lag or rubber banding that can happen on other machines, and the performance blueprint on the Digital Storm site provides some insight on how all the components work together to enhance the overall experience.
About Digital Storm
Founded in 2002, Digital Storm has rapidly emerged as the predominant name in system integration. With expertise in gaming and workstation PCs, Digital Storm's mission is to deliver its customers bleeding edge technology and performance, coupled with rock solid stability and support. As a validation of Digital Storm's success, the company has maintained an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau and its systems have received the industry's most prestigious awards.