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So when do you guys have crystal balls?

This is the Frost Bite Engine 2.0 who knows how it will run...
post #12 of 49
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Also the GTX 460 768MB gets an average of 81 FPS on Bad Company 2 maximum quality at 1680 x 1050 resolution. Even if Battlefield 3 brought the GPU to its knees, wouldn't it still be overkill as it probably will go least 50 FPS without AA/AF? I'm just looking for 25+ FPS.

EDIT: I'm seeing conflicting frame rates... some sites claim 81 FPS, while others claim 63 FPS??
Edited by rockycrsb - 5/29/11 at 12:23am
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Allow me to do some testing tomorrow. I'll down clock my sig rig to 2.8 and 3.1 and 3.2 and see how well I do. I'd recommend that you pay another $30 for a 2500K. WAY worth the extra dough for a TON of overclocking headroom.
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There's no way to know.
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Allow me to do some testing tomorrow. I'll down clock my sig rig to 2.8 and 3.1 and 3.2 and see how well I do. I'd recommend that you pay another $30 for a 2500K. WAY worth the extra dough for a TON of overclocking headroom.
Except the $30 goes to about $80, if you factor in the CPU cooler cost + shipping. Plus I have never overclocked before (don't ask why I'm on this site haha) and I only play games occasionally, maybe once every two weeks. I just need it for basic applications since I'm a student.
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It won't, but really, nobody knows for sure as the system requirements have not been released. Judging by the looks of it, however, BF3 looks like it will require a bit more graphical power (and thus a slightly more powerful PSU) if you want to run it maxed out. At that resolution, a GTX 560 or a HD 5870 would give you just what you're looking for. A 5770 probably won't cut it, unfortunately.
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Except the $30 goes to about $80, if you factor in the CPU cooler cost + shipping. Plus I have never overclocked before (don't ask why I'm on this site haha) and I only play games occasionally, maybe once every two weeks. I just need it for basic applications since I'm a student.
Who said you need another cooler? These puppies can do 4 GHz EASY on stock cooling. I've seen all the way up to 4.4 on the stock cooler.

It's still worth that gain regardless. Then you can easily tweak it for more performance
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So when do you guys have crystal balls?

This is the Frost Bite Engine 2.0 who knows how it will run...
True, nobody will know exactly how it will run. However, you can ballpark it within a good margin based on the facts to date. Which is what it sounds like people are doing here.

Funny how people jump into threads to criticize others and not even bother to help the OP great job m8

@OP that 460 should definitely be able to handle it just don't expect max settings. Like another poster put aim for at least 570 or 6970 and you should be good. They are really good at optimizing for current gen unlike other companies, they not going to design a game meant for 2013. IMO
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I'm not looking to maximize it, only to have the textures and the like high, while other things can be low like shadows, anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, etc. I think the 570 or 6970 are overkill because I'm not looking for 60+ FPS on a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and as previously mentioned, I don't play games too often.
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