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Now, after DICE Community manager stated you'll need Two 580s in SLI just to run Ultra on BF3. I have to disagree.

First off, the community manager states the recommendation specs are for MEDIUM, when they are actually for HIGH;

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Second, once you think about it, the recommended graphics card for BF3 is the 560 Ti. Now a single GTX 580 is nearly twice the performance of a 560 Ti. Just think logically, why would you need two of something that is two times as powerful as the recommended, which is just one setting lower, to play this game maxed?

Doesn't seem right to me. I think one 580 should be running Ultra, but two would be good for getting really high FPS and at really high outputs.

Thoughts?


ALSO THE BETA DOESNT INCLUDE THE REAL ULTRA OF BF3
Edited by Dropshock - 10/9/11 at 9:40am
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post #2 of 107
I think those recommendations are poop and them just trying to make it look like you need the best of the best hardware, I can run this at 1080p at med with my 450 GTS at a stady 55 FPS at high I can run it at about 37-45 also but med is smoother, so I would assume you could run ever max with a 560.
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I've tried ultra with my card and it runs at 35-40 FPS.
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Maxed out beta wont be the same as maxed out retail.
Beta dont even have ultra. A single gtx580 run around 30-80fps in the beta maxed out. With around 50fps avg. I dont consider that range of FPS acceptable to say you can max it out. Because the game wont run completly smooth.

So my conclusion is that you will need 6970Xfire/GTX580 Sli if you want BF3 maxed out @ 1920x1080
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Originally Posted by BF3forever;15235372 
Maxed out beta wont be the same as maxed out retail.
Beta dont even have ultra. A single gtx580 run around 30-80fps in the beta maxed out. With around 50fps avg. I dont consider that range of FPS acceptable to say you can max it out. Because the game wont run completly smooth.

So my conclusion is that you will need 6970Xfire/GTX580 Sli if you want BF3 maxed out @ 1920x1080

I get higher FPS with my GTX 580.

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I've tried ultra with my card and it runs at 35-40 FPS.

Ultra doesn't do anything in beta as far as I know..

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Also, SP is probably harder to run than MP, atleast it was for me in BC2
Multiplayer maxed out just fine, but when in single I get alot of FPS hiccups.
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Originally Posted by neonraver;15235354 
I've tried ultra with my card and it runs at 35-40 FPS.

not sure with single card, but with xfire 6950, im getiing 100 -130.. inside outside.. but sometimes it goes down to 70.. thats on ultra..
   
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I plan on maxing it across 5120x1600... will I need the power of all the 580's that I have, I wonder.
 
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Well, we all know how the beta performs at Ultra on a GTX 580 (around 45ish outside, 65ish inside for me). I'm hoping that the retail is a lot more polished and plays more smoothly than that. However, keep in mind that the beta also does NOT have the final textures, high-res, etc. So, if the retail is NOT more polished than the beta, but DOES include more textures and high-res, then yes, you will definitely need more than just one 580.

Just my thoughts.
    
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IT ALL depends on the resolution. I'm sure I can run ultra with a gts440 at 800x600.

And the 580 is not twice as powerful as the 560Ti. Cmon people.
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