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So at this point if you were to get a video card today, to play BF3 at the following what would you get?

1920x1200
HIGH Settings HABO off
AA off or on 2X
Wanting 50-60 Frames with dips in between that

Would you get a

Evga GTX 570 Classified
XFX 6950 2GB

Thoughts?
post #2 of 21
Well my 580 gets 50-60 FPS with everything on full, A 570 should be fine, not sure about a 6950.
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post #3 of 21
The 570 just beacuse of Physx.
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For BF3? 570
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post #5 of 21
Based on the Beta performance, i would go with a 570.

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post #6 of 21
For the fact that DICE is a strong Nvidia partner, I would opt for the 570. For everything else, it depends; value-wise I would go for the 6950, but I have mixed feelings about XFX as a whole.
     
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post #7 of 21
another vote for the 570, mine ran it no problems with highest settings at 1080
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I agree on the 570, the 580 would be great but it's quite an expense for what it holds in performance over a 570.
 
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570 it is. I'm worried about noise though. Are these 570 with their reference coolers loud?
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570 it is. I'm worried about noise though. Are these 570 with their reference coolers loud?
It's only as loud as you want it to be, since you can customize your own fan profile in MSI Afterburner.

To be honest, even at 100% fan speed, the GTX 570 I used to have (and the 580 I still have on the stock cooler) isn't as obnoxious in sound and pitch as the HD5970 that it replaced. Even having two in SLI wasn't bad as it was just loud whooshing of air, as opposed to the whine and drone from the AMD fan. Surprisingly, Nvidia have done well with the stock reference coolers for this generation.
     
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