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Hey,As I've always been a battlefield gamer,I received and invitation for the BF3 Alpha trial.
Last night I tried it out and noticed the game wasn't running smooth at the auto settings(HIGH).
I noticed my cpu was almost 100% loaded and I think I need a new one,I'll probably be getting a phenom II x6 1055T and overclock it.

But what about my card? is it still a great card or it's old now and won't be enough to max out upcoming games like BF3 or COD:MW3,just to name some.

Thanks in advance.
 
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BF3 will require fairly high system specs to run at the highest settings. You'll definitely benefit from more CPU cores with this game. Just take a look at BF BC2 to get a better idea. Your 4850X2 is a good card still but I would be surprised if it could run BF3 at the highest detail settings and a high resolution. I see you're running at 1080P and at maximum detail settings that will probably be a bit too much for your card.
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Hahah no way man a phenom II x6 it's more than enough and cheaper as I already got the motherboard for it.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FlawleZ;14404130 
BF3 will require fairly high system specs to run at the highest settings. You'll definitely benefit from more CPU cores with this game. Just take a look at BF BC2 to get a better idea. Your 4850X2 is a good card still but I would be surprised if it could run BF3 at the highest detail settings and a high resolution. I see you're running at 1080P and at maximum detail settings that will probably be a bit too much for your card.

You are probably right but you can't compare it with BC2,I've had it since it came out and I've always been able to run it at max settings at 1080p.
BF3 is much more demanding.

What card would you recommend?
 
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Knowing little about BF3 myself i would Probably take a guess in the ballpark and go for a 2gb GTX 560 TI or a 2.5GB EVGA GTX 570
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PcG_AmD;14404070 
Hey,As I've always been a battlefield gamer,I received and invitation for the BF3 Alpha trial.
Last night I tried it out and noticed the game wasn't running smooth at the auto settings(HIGH).
I noticed my cpu was almost 100% loaded and I think I need a new one,I'll probably be getting a phenom II x6 1055T and overclock it.

But what about my card? is it still a great card or it's old now and won't be enough to max out upcoming games like BF3 or COD:MW3,just to name some.

Thanks in advance.

The game is locked to low for everyone.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hy3RiD;14404199 
The game is locked to low for everyone.

What..? You can change the settings as they added the option for it. There's Low, Medium, High and Auto.
Edited by LethalRise750 - 7/30/11 at 10:33am
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just saying my mate plays the alpha on an intel quad (forgoten model) and a hd5850 and can max it smoothly whilst recording with fraps at 1440x900 so your 4850x2 will be more than comfortable for the alpha maybe not the final release also your card is completely bottlenecked by ur cpu go x6 or see if bulldozer is compatible with your board? you have plenty of time untill full release :] untill then put it on medium-low and enjoy your alpha invite tongue.gif
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Have you checked to ensure crossfire is working properly?
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