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Battlefield 3
We tested Battlefield 3 by playing through the start of the Kaffarov mission, right after the player lands. Our 90-second runs involved walking through the woods and getting into a firefight with a group of hostiles, who fired and lobbed grenades at us.

BF3 wasn't really playable at anything but the lowest detail preset using these IGPs—so that's what we used.


Battlefield 3 is basically just as awful as Skyrim on the Zenbook Prime. By that I mean the game can be played, but not really enjoyed... well, unless laggy input and slideshow-like combat are your idea of a good time.

If it's any consolation, the Zenbook UX31E fares even worse than the Prime here. Battlefield 3 makes Sandy Bridge's HD 3000 IGP soil itself, apparently. Frame times are ridiculously high, and the game is choc-full of visual artifacts on that system.