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I know the game isn't out yet, I know it was only alpha I know I know.

I'm just curious to what people think about how limiting only 1gb of Vram might be in this game? I play at 1080p, and I have one GTX 560 Ti. I'm thinking about going SLI but I don't know. Is sli worth it even if your limited to 1gb of vram?

I really want to play the game with everything turned on and aa around 4x-6x

I really never indepth looked at how important Vram is but I believe once you get to the higher resolutions its more important should 1080p be fine with 1gb?
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post
I know the game isn't out yet, I know it was only alpha I know I know.

I'm just curious to what people think about how limiting only 1gb of Vram might be in this game? I play at 1080p, and I have one GTX 560 Ti. I'm thinking about going SLI but I don't know. Is sli worth it even if your limited to 1gb of vram?

I really want to play the game with everything turned on and aa around 4x-6x

I really never indepth looked at how important Vram is but I believe once you get to the higher resolutions its more important should 1080p be fine with 1gb?
no you dont.. because youre still asking for it..

not even in alpha stage you can make a decent "decision" about upgrades.. period
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^this.. i too would like to know.. Plan on getting another 6870 and xfiring (on a new 2600k build). If 1gb vram isnt enough for 1080p on high then ill flick off my 6870 and get a 2gb 6970
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Some games have exceeded 1GB Vram at 1080p already, however BF3 simply won't be one of those games.

In order to cater to a wider variety of people, the system requirements simply won't be that big.

I would be shocked and confused if you ran into a Vram limitation on an MMOFPS.
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DICE Said that If you have no problem maxing out BC2, you definitely shouldn't have issues Maxing out BF3. Frostbite 2.0's engine is more designed for better compatibility with older hardware. Meaning for the guys who have higher-end systems, you'll be getting more FPS than you do in BC2. Which reminds me... I need to go play it. Only played it once today since I got TF2 yesterday.
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Even if it is.. Turning down AA from x8 to x4 isn't the end of the world. Or turn down textures to "medium" if you prefer.

It's very, very unlikely it will use 1GB of VRAM (@1080p) with no AA.
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Well that sounds good. I really want to do a SLI set up in my rig and finish it up just was making sure it was going to be worth it vs trying to sell my gtx 560 ti and buying a gtx 580 with 1.5gb
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DICE Said that If you have no problem maxing out BC2, you definitely shouldn't have issues Maxing out BF3.

But Patrick Bach said the computer that could max BF3 "hasn't been built yet." So.. Yeah.

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Well that sounds good. I really want to do a SLI set up in my rig and finish it up just was making sure it was going to be worth it vs trying to sell my gtx 560 ti and buying a gtx 580 with 1.5gb
At 1080p, 560ti SLI should be hands down better than a 580. Assuming proper SLI support and all. Moving up in res, I'd want the 580.
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DICE Said that If you have no problem maxing out BC2, you definitely shouldn't have issues Maxing out BF3. Frostbite 2.0's engine is more designed for better compatibility with older hardware. Meaning for the guys who have higher-end systems, you'll be getting more FPS than you do in BC2. Which reminds me... I need to go play it. Only played it once today since I got TF2 yesterday.
they were not talking about maxing BF3 as easily as maxing BC2. AFAIK someone at DICE commented that if you can run BC2 you can run BF3. I haven't heard anything about maxing it, except that the gameplay videos were recorded on a GTX 580.
 
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But Patrick Bach said the computer that could max BF3 "hasn't been built yet." So.. Yeah.
So 2 CFX 6990 with an Intel 990X Extreme Edition couldn't max out this game? You really believe him?
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