So let's discuss a bit about BF4 Beta.
I've been tweaking the settings all day and benchmarking my performance with FRAPS. Needless to say that my rig can't keep up! :( (i7-950 stock, GTX 480 and 6gb of RAM)
With everything on LOW, with resolution scale at 25%, I got 50 FPS average, with 27min and 86max. It was smooth as hell but horrible nonetheless.
I have to say that when I upped the resolution scale up to 100% everything got prettier, even on LOW. Now I'm running the game on custom settings (what are those icons on the top right for?), with 42FPS average, 21min and 70max. It's quite decent, and the frame drops aren't really annoying.
Now on the gameplay. I believe this is how BF3 should have been from the beginning, it feels more like BF3,5 than BF4. They still haven't implemented an in-game battlelog, or server browser! -.- (scratch that, thanks KineticCalvaria :P)
The animations are better and the gunplay is great as always, I noticed that there is less recoil, at least with the medic's guns, and the suppression is more "gentle" compared to BF3.
The squad-perks thing is quite annoying as your squad always gets wiped out and you never unlock the full set.
I've played only Domination so I have yet to try Conquest. Also, I'll give the new Nvidia Beta drivers a go and see if there is any improvement. Anyhow, I seeing my rig's situation I don't think I'll be buying the game, maybe if I could trade something for a CD-key.
P.S. Still it'll be a miracle if someone will give you ammo or revive you.
P.P.S If someone wants to add me here's my soldier.