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After running Crysis 2 at a solid 50FPS I don't see why Battlefield 3 won't do the same unless they **** up really bad.

Bad Company 2 was a mess at launch but they managed to fix it 6 months later with a lot of patching. I hope history does not repeat itself.

And I agree, most of the advice on these boards is not solid. A GTX 580 is never a great value at $500...Great value would be a $300 GTX 570 or a $250 GTX 560.
Thing is, Crysis 2 is not even a demanding game because its only a DX9 console port. Bad Company 2 also was originally an unoptimized partial console port. The difference is that Battlefield 3 is being built from the ground up for each platform taking advantage of the hardware available which means it will be incredibly optimized. But at the same time they will push hardware since the extra horse power will be available.

So its anyone's guess on how demanding this game will be and what you'll need to play it at desired settings. All we know for now is that supposedly (rumored/confirmed) a single GTX 580 and Core i7 plays the Alpha build of the game at 1080p at Max Settings with 4x AA and at 60 FPS capped.
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My younger brothers rig has a E5200- how much will it bottle neck, say, a 460gtx or 5770.
I plan to OC it-
or should i just get him a quad core
upgrade your system and give him your current.
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Well I just hope my 6950 2GB unlocked to 6970 will run everything at max settings. I just want to see this game in full glory!

If you can find a 6950 that will unlock I say go for it! If you don't care about paying way more money then a GTX 580 is the best single card possible to play BF3 with (not dual gpu of course). Although I for one could not justify paying the money for a GTX 580.

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After running Crysis 2 at a solid 50FPS I don't see why Battlefield 3 won't do the same unless they **** up really bad.

Bad Company 2 was a mess at launch but they managed to fix it 6 months later with a lot of patching. I hope history does not repeat itself.

And I agree, most of the advice on these boards is not solid. A GTX 580 is never a great value at $500...Great value would be a $300 GTX 570 or a $250 GTX 560.
Comparing a game built from the ground up on DX 9 to run on 6 year old hardware and a game built from the ground up on DX 11 to run on current generation hardware... what is this I don't even...

Although I agree on the 580... just waaaay too much to justify for most gamers. I am a hardcore gamer and could never think of spending that much money on a gfx card ever again (bought an 8800 gtx for 700 bucks!!!). I say anything over 400 dollars is just for people who MUST have the most expensive hardware. I am all about price to performance and nVidia has had that lots of times and now AMD is sitting in that seat.

PRICE TO PERFORMANCE!!!
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Well to have the best single GPU - there's a premium. I perfer single card solutions over the crossfire/sli option and the headaches of temps, driver issues, and microstutter.

You can SLI or Crossfire 6870, 560, 560Ti, 6950's for more perfomance for equal value, true. I don't think it's that much more performance however. Two 6950's 3D Mark11 graphics score is about 8000 and one GTX 580 7000. Great way to do it if you don't mind the headaches that usually come up having it for the extra 1000 points score.

Currently one 580 is more than enough for any games out there. Since install, I've not dealt with one issue. Plug and play - no headaches. Enjoying 3D gaming and watching 3D blu-ray movies to boot.

To each his own, so no reason to knock down one 580 when two 6950 or 560Ti's are equal price with not that much performance.

Pricing has already come down on the 580's - as low as $440 during sales now and again. Not much more than one 6970 or 570 for $370.

Now there are most who can only afford one card now and another a year later/down the road and the crossfire/sli option would work better in thier case. So it's also a win situation.

Again to each his own and reason why they prefer one over the other.
     
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First it is all depends what resolution you're going run at. I'm pretty sure the final stage of BF3 with optimization. It will runs smooth on 58xx/5900/67xx/68xx/69xx series, I don't doubt it.

A well made optimized game which is available on the market. Dirt 3; I can run at max on single GPU Ultra 8xAA and etc. Dirt 3 can run high on 67xx series and ultra on 68xx. 69xx is kinda over kill on 1080p with Dirt 3 unless I run on 2560 x 1440 27" Apple Cinema.
 
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I think all of your idea's are great but let's look at real numbers.

After all this is the real world.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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I think all of your idea's are great but let's look at real numbers.

After all this is the real world.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
Somehow this part did not make sense to me:

Radeon HD 6950 3,250 239.99*
GeForce GTX 590 3,249 1,049.00*
Radeon HD 6990 3,203 729.99*
 
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Somehow this part did not make sense to me:

Radeon HD 6950 3,250 239.99*
GeForce GTX 590 3,249 1,049.00*
Radeon HD 6990 3,203 729.99*

Just because you pay a lot of money for something does not make it good.

In some cases it just makes it an overpriced POS.....lol

And whats funny, it beat it by one number.
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I think all of your idea's are great but let's look at real numbers.

After all this is the real world.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
That Austriallian website numbers are not "real", very askew and chart useless = FAIL.

GTX 590 is $749.99 not $1049.

Where's the performance chart and how did they figure out the performance per dollar as proof?

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Just because you pay a lot of money for something does not make it good.

In some cases it just makes it an overpriced POS.....lol

And whats funny, it beat it by one number.
Again - having one card solution with huge over clocking capability is the premium you pay for when not having to deal with all the crossfire/sli issues.

To each his own. Diplaying one chart without proof of performance is incomplete.

Want over clock proof of real OCN numbers check out [Official] GTX 580 Overclocking Club . An over clock beast.


P.S. Edited to add - That bolded abbreviation is a curse word - against OCN forum rules.
     
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I think all of your idea's are great but let's look at real numbers.

After all this is the real world.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
And your rep stays at 0....

The 580 beats a 6990 and a 590? A 6950 is better than a 6970? Did you get this chart from lies.com???? Fail chart is fail.

The real world is real and your chart is from the bizzaro, hilariously fake world.
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