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i want to buy a gpu that will run at 1920x1080 24inch monitor and play games at high/ultra settings (including bf3). im willing to pay upto £400 (basically a gtx 580) if needed to get ultra settings on games. if i dont need a gtx 580 and can get away with a cheaper card and still do that resolution at ultra settings that would be amazing. thank you very much in advance
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3GB Lightning Xtreme.

Awesome, powerful, chilly, and worth every penny IMO.

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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-m...mhz-1408-cores x 2

They are the best option for 1080p gaming.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/305?vs=299

And that's at stock, they overclock VERY well, they are the best overclocking 6950s.
     
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6970 2gb
 
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-m...mhz-1408-cores x 2

They are the best option for 1080p gaming.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/305?vs=299

And that's at stock, they overclock VERY well, they are the best overclocking 6950s.
how is the 6950 beating gtx 580? im confused

edit: omg, im sooo stupid CF duuuuuuuuuu
Edited by merwan - 10/13/11 at 3:47pm
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how is the 6950 beating gtx 580? im confused
By itself it doesn't, but two competes with 570sli (often beats it) and is near by the 580 sli.

and for your budget it is perfect. You have the pcie lanes and powersupply to support it, so I don't see why you shouldn't. It is about 30 pounds out of your price range, but you can get cheaper 6950s, this just happens to be the best.

And look at that benchmark comparison I sent you. Ultra is no problem. Not in crysis, not in any game.
     
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6950 cf looks like the best option for me. rep+ to all esp spykerv. still accepting suggestions
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Not sure why we're comparing 6950 Xfire to 570 SLI. More like 6970 Xfire vs 570 SLI. Unless you're lucky, and can find "unlockable" 6950s.

EDIT: Anyways, to OP, 6950 Xfire or 560 Ti SLI would be your best bet for that budget.

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Sorry, just realized you mentioned BF3... nVidia might be a better bet for this particular game. Tessellation is superior with current-gen nVidia cards. The BF3 beta didn't implement Tessellation, so Team Green's and Team Red's fps seemed rather even, (for the most part.)

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560 ti sli looks like the one for me thank you coach, rep

Edit: hope I don't keep changing my mind!!
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