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 our three 24 inch monitors at 5760×1080. We also dropped the Texture quality from ultra to high.
We managed to get the game perfectly playable, while maintaining a frame rate above 30 fps at all times. This is a great result for the single card and very impressive results.