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ok so im definetly getting Battlefield 3 when it comes out and since EA hasent released the rig specs for the game i would like to ask a few basic questions. i was wondering if running 9800GT's in SLI would hypothetically be able to run Battlefield 3 at high(ish?) settings? you can see my computers specs on the bottom and my question is if its better to get another 9800GT (as i only have one at the moment) and another power supply seeing as how my 550W Pro wont handle it, or to just get ONE good video card and stay with the psu i have at the moment?
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Well, you can grab another 9800GT for about $50 new. It wouldn't be a bad idea, no. Depending on the quality of your 550w unit (I don't know much about Ultra), you might not even need a new PSU.

But you would be limited to DX10 or DX9 with BF3. So keep that in mind.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13901212 
Well, you can grab another 9800GT for about $50 new. It wouldn't be a bad idea, no. Depending on the quality of your 550w unit (I don't know much about Ultra), you might not even need a new PSU.

But you would be limited to DX10 or DX9 with BF3. So keep that in mind.

They actually dropped dx 9 support for bf3.. hence no XP or older.

I would just sell the 9800gt and get a 5770 or something.. it wouldn't cost much more than your profit + $50-$60 for another 9800gt.
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Is that a 1200p monitor? I think you'll be seriously VRAM limited, unless that's a 1GB card.
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do you think they're only gunna have the game run at DX11?
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Quote:
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do you think they're only gunna have the game run at DX11?

10 and 11 only, confirmed.
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Originally Posted by Phoriver;13901231 
They actually dropped dx 9 support for bf3.. hence no XP or older.

I would just sell the 9800gt and get a 5770 or something.. it wouldn't cost much more than your profit + $50-$60 for another 9800gt.

A 5770 won't be much faster than his 9800GT. It'll have DX11, that's about it. A GTX460 or a used GTX470 would be a MUCH better option.
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do you think they're only gunna have the game run at DX11?

That's a good point. I haven't checked, but it'll probably be DX10 / DX11. Not everyone has DX11 cards, but almost everyone has DX10 now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RetroAction;13901243 
do you think they're only gunna have the game run at DX11?

if it haves 11 it will have 10.1
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so can the 9800GT potentially run the game since its DX10 supported? or does the 9800GT not support DX10 either? sorry im n00b.
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Quote:
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so can the 9800GT potentially run the game since its DX10 supported? or does the 9800GT not support DX10 either? sorry im n00b.

9800GT is DX10 only. It's not 10.1, only 10. But yes, it should still run the game.

EDIT:
Well, it'll run anything lower than 10 too. wink.gif
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