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6990>590

You can OC and you already get better FPS. I have two 6970s and plan to play the game with them.
    
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Originally Posted by jacobrjett;13819107 
are there any pros reading this that know about games performance hits?

EG. destructable buildings - does this mean that the game will require lots of video memory?

Huge maps - i know battlefield 2 has massive maps, absolutely freajesusing massive compared to cods, does this mean the game is going to need a lot of ram?

i want to see this game at its best without spending heaps of money on it, im wondering what upgrade i would benefit most from out of these...

cheap graphics card for for physics maybe (for falling buildings?)
maybe a gigabyte GT430 OC 1GB

more ram, from 2x2gb kingston hyperx 1600mhz to 4x2gb

cpu cooler, maybe cooler master v8 - get my cpu to around 4.5-5ghz

or maybe an SSD to install the game on

what do you guys think?

No need for a PhysX card, the physics engine in this game isn't PhysX so a separate GPU for it will add nothing.
    
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why not just wait and see? I doubt you'd need that much GPU horsepower for that game. maybe a single to max it.. for some reason, I think the 6950 would be enough..
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If you can play BC2 fine, expect to play BF3 fine aswell.
Dice has said it will be only slightly heavier than BC2.
I play MP on low anyway, since it gives a advantage.
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Originally Posted by AndrewHignight;13818964 
I was wondering what gpu I should be purchasing for Battlefield 3? Maybe a 6950? Just throwing this out there so I can be prepared.

At 1080p resolution an AMD 6970 should cut the mustard with your current PSU. A GTX 580 will cover it as it was shown by DICE without OC and your right at the edge as it's required min is 500 watts for the most part.

If your thinking dual GPU a 6990 is better than a GTX 590 at same price and you'd definetly need a new PSU to run those.

It was suggested two AMD 6870's or even two GTX 560's but you'll need a new PSU for those as well. Either of these combo's with scaling will be better than one AMD 6970 or GTX 580.

Up to you and your budget, if it will allow a new PSU or not?
     
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GTX 580 or 590

lol no game in the next year will ever need a 590 or a 6990 (Besides Crysis, Metro, Witcher.. BF3 will probably only need a 5850 or better. I would go with a 6950 or a 6870.
    
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BF3 has no current req. specs out. That being said I honestly think my 5870 will still max it, (maybe not as much AA or, if there is tesselation, not too much of that) 6950 ~=~ 5870
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theres no official requirements yet! i would wait. but if you really wanna get a GPU that will forsure run bf3 fine, get a 590 biggrin.gif
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Those who said the 6950 won't run it on max are clearly high lol I run BFBC2 on max with 50+ fps always...6950 is a beast and a massive OC'er.

I read that BF3 uses frostbite 2.0 and BFBC2 uses frostbite 1.5....the difference isn't goin to be huge and they said at E3 "if you can play BFBC2 fine, expect to be able to play BF3 the same"

As someone said BF games are always cpu intensive, not GPU.
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Those who said the 6950 won't run it on max are clearly high lol I run BFBC2 on max with 50+ fps always...6950 is a beast and a massive OC'er.

I read that BF3 uses frostbite 2.0 and BFBC2 uses frostbite 1.5....the difference isn't goin to be huge and they said at E3 "if you can play BFBC2 fine, expect to be able to play BF3 the same"

As someone said BF games are always cpu intensive, not GPU.

This, I saw a huge gain from 965 -> i5 2500K
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