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Please prove this.
Agreed, though as far as reading thread of newly released drivers, nVidia seems to have more successful stories than AMD does. However, for every complainer there are plenty of people without issue, so in reality, as much as I love the green side, I'd say both driver sets are about dead even in terms of success / failure. Nothing's perfect.

Anyways, as to the topic at hand, 78, while I just absolutely love my 580, imo your best option would be a 570, and no, I honestly will not recommend an AMD card simply because I haven't used one past the 4870x2 to I have no experience with them, though a card at the same performance level to a 570 should really be your sweet spot, then Sli / CFx later down the road if needed.

If you just want to enjoy the game, not necessarily max out every last option because you're so... getting off topic. A 560Ti is plenty to play the game, my brother is having a blast on the Beta, and quite frankly the visual difference is near zero in comparison to my 580 [some tiny lit circles and what not aren't lit for him].

My only serious issue with AMD cards are to their reference cards, not the ones with aftermarket coolers [MSi is awesome with aftermarket coolers], but for all that is decent on this planet, those damn stock AMD blower fans are absolute garbage. They whine, make a ton of noise and just ramp up like no tomorrow. If it's one thing nVidia got right for the 5XX series, it was their stock coolers, prices can still be debated.
    
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If you go for the 460 SLI they'll draw a huge amount of power! and you'd have to upgrade your psu..
I've seen the 560 Ti single card run at 40-60fps Outside on metro, and 50-70fps inside.(OC to 1ghz)
The MSI gtx 560 Ti twin frozr II has a great cooler, and if you OC to about 1ghz on the gpu, you'd have about 70 degrees celsius under load. Get the 2GB version in SLI, and you'd be creaming all over your screen in orgraphicsm (lame... I know)
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Agreed, though as far as reading thread of newly released drivers, nVidia seems to have more successful stories than AMD does. However, for every complainer there are plenty of people without issue, so in reality, as much as I love the green side, I'd say both driver sets are about dead even in terms of success / failure. Nothing's perfect.

Anyways, as to the topic at hand, 78, while I just absolutely love my 580, imo your best option would be a 570, and no, I honestly will not recommend an AMD card simply because I haven't used one past the 4870x2 to I have no experience with them, though a card at the same performance level to a 570 should really be your sweet spot, then Sli / CFx later down the road if needed.

If you just want to enjoy the game, not necessarily max out every last option because you're so... getting off topic. A 560Ti is plenty to play the game, my brother is having a blast on the Beta, and quite frankly the visual difference is near zero in comparison to my 580 [some tiny lit circles and what not aren't lit for him].

My only serious issue with AMD cards are to their reference cards, not the ones with aftermarket coolers [MSi is awesome with aftermarket coolers], but for all that is decent on this planet, those damn stock AMD blower fans are absolute garbage. They whine, make a ton of noise and just ramp up like no tomorrow. If it's one thing nVidia got right for the 5XX series, it was their stock coolers, prices can still be debated.

Thanks for the input but to put it this way, yes i'm a eye candy freak gamer I like to push things in Single Player. Sometimes on Multiplayer. I'll grab a beer on a weekend then push my graphics and i can play good. Not when i'm sober cuz i'll see how much slow my framerates are lol.

However yes i'm torn between three cards at the moment. 560 Ti or 570 and perhaps 580 but the 580 is just so expensive and i guess i'm not liking the price even i could afford it anyways.

I'm picky when it comes to shopping for the right card. I just want the right stuff. I'm concerned that's all because i know i would have to upgrade my psu if i do intend to upgrade bigger.
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580 will run it great (50-70 fps is what I get). If you don't care about overclocking it too much go with the reference EVGA one and save $100, otherwise the MSI Lightning is a good choice.

A 580 will work great in SLI for the future instead of having to upgrade to a new card. Getting a couple of 560 Ti cards is probably the best for the price but doesn't leave room to upgrade.

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If you go for the 460 SLI they'll draw a huge amount of power! and you'd have to upgrade your psu..
I've seen the 560 Ti single card run at 40-60fps Outside on metro, and 50-70fps inside.(OC to 1ghz)
The MSI gtx 560 Ti twin frozr II has a great cooler, and if you OC to about 1ghz on the gpu, you'd have about 70 degrees celsius under load. Get the 2GB version in SLI, and you'd be creaming all over your screen in orgraphicsm (lame... I know)
Maybe you shou read this before posting about power consumption.

Phaedrus clearly states that 2x GTX 460 require a recommended 650W PSU. That's INCLUDING overclock headroom, which means that, for a stock system, 650W is more than enough.

I just learned today that you wouldn't need a 2Gb. card even though the games uses up to 1.5 Gb.

I plan on using my 2x GTX 460. Yes, I contradict my previous statement with the PSU, but I want to upgrade without having to upgrade my PSU as well.


I'd say the cheapest for you would be adding another GTX 460, and I believe you'd be very happy with it! I certainly am
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Go for the 580 With 1 I get about 50fps outside on operation metro and 60-80 on the inside part.
What res and on what settings? Any OC? Just curious because I'm about to get one
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What res and on what settings? Any OC? Just curious because I'm about to get one
Based on his monitor, I'd say 1920x1080. Possibly lower or 1900x1200...

Anyway, a single GTX 580 should be able to max the game out at 1920x1080.


Why not just add another GTX 460? They perform better than a single GTX 580, and cost a lot less...
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I went through this delima not long ago when contemplating what system to build especially for BF3.

I ended up with my Sig Rig, a Galaxy (yes i know) gtx 580 with the Acelero tri fan cooler after reading many reviews. Picked for $414.99 after mail-in rebate card.

I clocked it to 900mhz core and didnt touch the memory, on stock voltages, getting 60-70fps outside and 80-100 fps inside. ULTRA setting, 4xAA, everything turned to max. 1920x1080

I based my decision on the usual conception that a single GPU performs performs efficiently for now and always leaves the option to SLi 580s in the future.
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The beta raped my 260 gtx lol but i landed a job at frys electronics and with discounts. i will re building my system very soon. so hopefully with all these opinions and suggestions you guys are giving this guy i will take in to consideration as well.
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Or you can save $500 and play it on XBOX at 1080P on a 2 year old system.
Please, they don't even play at 720p, and DX9 ? Get a life. Have you even seen the contard game play? Its horrendous.

OT: I have a single 480 with all settings as high as they'll go and get 60-80FPS everywhere, I put my other 480 in to see how well it scaled and I usually get between 85-105FPS in SLI.
 
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