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.
The game is smooth although we noticed a little juddering in the more intensive sections. The HD7950 on the other hand has a little more headroom at this resolution. The extra 1GB of GDDR5 on the flagship card will also help with some of the in game, high resolution textures.