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post #11 of 45
Im sure you will be able to run the game but not at max settings and with alot of eyecandy turned off. The game at e3 was running on a single 580gtx and wasnt even maxed out and it was SP footage which has way less going on than 64 player multiplayer glory. However they will probably optimize the game further. I would honestly wait until the game almost comes out and buy another 5870 if needed. Since the 6xx and 7xxx cards come out around then and bf3 release; im sure there will be some 5870s for cheap to +fire
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post #12 of 45
I cannot imagine BF3 being that much harder to run than BF:BC2.
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I doubt they showed the game off without max settings.
DICE said themselves that they werent running the game maxed out and a PC to run BF3 maxed out hasnt been built yet.
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post #14 of 45
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Originally Posted by eggs2see View Post
I doubt they showed the game off without max settings.
I was talking about the machines that they let the people play the game on. I remember seeing a quote about there hasn't been a machine built yet capable of maxing out the game.
Just saying, not flaming.
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post #15 of 45
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DICE said themselves that they werent running the game maxed out and a PC to run BF3 maxed out hasnt been built yet.
It would have had all graphics options turned to max, AA & AF probably wasn't maxed, but there is no way that they would have showed the game off without full eyecandy, that just doesn't make any sense.
post #16 of 45
game is pre alpha stage. cant say about retail.
ea was on 580 not maxed because the software was not written yet. also the game can be maxed out on any dx11 gpu. Just depends on your fps you want.
My 580 plays bc2 90-120 fps maxed. i trun down aa to 8 becase feels like adds a delay into mouse. But fps only drop 5.
they say if your pc can run bc2 it can run bf3. Just depends on what fps your looking for.
I say 580 950mhz overclocked with 4core 8 thread pc @ 4.2 ghz ~ 60-90 fps. I hope.

Get the fasted gpu u can and overclock the piss out of it.
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post #17 of 45
Waiting is the best option. Why buy the a different card now when no one has a clue as to how it will play.

You never know, you might be fine and can save some cash.
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post #18 of 45
You should be able to play it fine, just not at max settings. I don't even think a 580 can max it since I read that they said there is a rig built that can do that yet.
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post #19 of 45
Just wait till the beta is released (September) and then make your decision, if you are unhappy with the performance then jump on a new GPU or xfire.
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post #20 of 45
No not fine. Having a crossfire 5870 didn't run BC2 maxxed well enough to play multiplayer. But always wait til benchmarks are out before changing your gpu for a game.
    
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