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How much do you think Battlefield 3 will run MAXED on all settings on ultra on a 1440x900 resolution on a GTX 460 SLI setup?
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you need to put more system information up.

If its's being powered by an i7/i5/PIIx6 you should be fine, but there will be a CPU bottleneck for something less at that resolution.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SyncMaster753;15229059 
you need to put more system information up.

If its's being powered by an i7/i5/PIIx6 you should be fine, but there will be a CPU bottleneck for something less at that resolution.

PIIx4 955?
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That's pretty tight. I don't think you would be able to run it at Ultra all, to be honest. I remember Dice saying what they thought completely maxed ultra would need to run comfortably. It was a more than 2x 460s iirc.
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I have GTX 460 SLI setup

with 8GB Ram and i5-2500k

EVERYTHING at BASE CLOCK SPEED

I get 70 Average on High settings in Caspian Border.

You will NOT be able to run on ULTRA without at LEAST 1.5 GB Vram

BUT

There really isn't a different in texture quality or anything.

High looks FANTASTIC. You won't miss anything.

Ultra:
ultra-full.jpg

High:
high-full.jpg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex;15229081 
That's pretty tight. I don't think you would be able to run it at Ultra all, to be honest. I remember Dice saying what they thought completely maxed ultra would need to run comfortably. It was a more than 2x 460s iirc.

2 460s is more powerful than a single 480.
He wont hit ultra, but he will get fairly close.

Im more worried about that 955.
AMD systems with 4 cores or less just dont have the integer performance to be able to really take advantage of anything more powerful than a 470.
Ive seen more than a 50% increase in FPS on a 470 when going from a 955 to a 1090t at the same speeds.
Heck, even a friend of mines old Q9550 @ 4.2GHz was holding his 470 back.
And he had to downclock it to 2.8 to match a 955@3.8GHz in performance.
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Found some results posted online claiming 60 FPS outside running 460 1GB SLI and that was at 1920x1200, you should be fine assuming the rest of your comp is up to snuff.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stikes;15229103 
I have GTX 460 SLI setup

with 8GB Ram and i5-2500k

EVERYTHING at BASE CLOCK SPEED

I get 70 Average on High settings in Caspian Border.

You will NOT be able to run on ULTRA without at LEAST 1.5 GB Vram

BUT

There really isn't a different in texture quality or anything.

High looks FANTASTIC. You won't miss anything.

Ultra:
ultra-full.jpg

High:
high-full.jpg


What are you basing that on? I haven't seen anything claiming 1.5gb is necessary for ultra because nobody has played on ultra.
Edited by Jarobata - 10/8/11 at 5:53pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir;15229104 
2 460s is more powerful than a single 480.
He wont hit ultra, but he will get fairly close.

Im more worried about that 955.
AMD systems with 4 cores or less just dont have the integer performance to be able to really take advantage of anything more powerful than a 470.
Heck, even a friend of mines old Q9550 @ 4.2GHz was holding his 470 back.
And he had to downclock it to 2.8 to match a 955@3.8GHz in performance.

Is the 965 going to do any better? tongue.gif.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stikes;15229103 
I have GTX 460 SLI setup

with 8GB Ram and i5-2500k

EVERYTHING at BASE CLOCK SPEED

I get 70 Average on High settings in Caspian Border.

You will NOT be able to run on ULTRA without at LEAST 1.5 GB Vram

BUT

There really isn't a different in texture quality or anything.

High looks FANTASTIC. You won't miss anything.


The full settings for Ultra weren't implemented with the Open Beta sadly. That's why there isn't a very big difference between High and Ultra. The only differences are the Shadows and the Lighting. You also can't base how much VRAM you'll need from a Beta release of a game lol.. Especially one that appears to have a memory leak.
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