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I'm planning on upgrading for BF3. What is the lowest I can go and still get good frame rates on the best settings? I want to utilize DX11, something my current card can't do. I don't have too much money, so I am hoping to sell my 275 and maybe trade or sell an SSD that I have and find a used card.

Any idea of what I should get? I've had mostly EVGA's so I'd prefer those, but I'm open to all ideas. thanks!!
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There is absolutely no point to these threads until THE GAME COMES OUT. Wait for a benchmark of the game or something.

Don't mean to come off rude, just seen so many of these threads lately.
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A GTX 560 Ti or a 6950 1GB are your best bets. Personally I would go for the radeon card but if you want to stay with EVGA, the 560 Ti is almost as good.
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I believe AMD cards provide better performance with Frostbite 1.5... so they might be a better choice just for this game.
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Thats cool how'd you do that
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A GTX 560 Ti or a 6950 1GB are your best bets. Personally I would go for the radeon card but if you want to stay with EVGA, the 560 Ti is almost as good.
You traveled to the future to play the released game on these cards?
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You traveled to the future to play the released game on these cards?
Isn't the alpha out though?
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There is absolutely no point to these threads until THE GAME COMES OUT. Wait for a benchmark of the game or something.

Don't mean to come off rude, just seen so many of these threads lately.
THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so sick of seeing threads like these... then again your kind of forgiven seeing how your asking for a decent card and not the best card like everyone else
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I believe AMD cards provide better performance with Frostbite 1.5... so they might be a better choice just for this game.
This I didn't know. Thank you.

I guess I wasn't completely clear... I know the EXACT requirements are not yet released, at least benchmark-wise. Idk. I was just hoping what people were thinking after playing the Alpha. I know that it isn't the finished game at all, but was a 460 enough? *shrug* sorry for the thread I guess...
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