According to EA, Battlefield 3 garnered 3 million pre-orders by the day of its release. It is unknown at present whether these figures are worldwide or just for the US. The pre-order total makes it “the biggest first-person shooter launch in EA history”, according to the publisher. The engine is beautiful on the PC and very demanding of the partnering hardware.
We configured the game to run on three 24 inch monitors at 5760×1080.
The game looks great at these settings across three screens. Both systems are perfectly playable at these settings although the older Core i7 970 system delivers better results.