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How much of a performance difference will i see from a 4890 to a 6950 @ 1920*1200?

would i be able to max crysis 1/2?

Would i be able to play battlefield 3 with high settings?

if both are afirmative i would probably upgrade.
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I was playing the BF3 beta on high (in game it said "Ultra", but I was told later that the real Ultra settings were only in the full version) settings. I don't own Crysis.
 
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Depends...Do you want 60 frames??
I can max crysis 1-2 (less then 60 frames) and bf3 seems like youll be close to maxing it without aa or af.

I came from a radeon 4890 to the card I have now, and I noticed a big jump in performance. If you can pick up a 6950 2gb that can unlock then you get a 6970 which is all win.

As a matter of fact had the same exact card you have now.
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post #4 of 10
The 6950 should be able to run BF3 at high settings based on what I saw during the Beta.

I know for a fact the 6950 can max Crysis 1 and 2(Without Dx11) since I have seen my friend playing it on his rig.
Edited by PyroTechNiK - 10/24/11 at 5:59pm
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post #5 of 10
Crisis 1 = NO

Crisis 2 = Oc'd good enough

BF3 = NO

lol I own crisis1 +2 and played the bf3 beta!
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post #6 of 10
I imagine if you're playing at max settings with no AA you'll be getting upper 30's and low 40's fps in Crysis 2 with high res textures and DX 11.

Not sure about BF 3 yet but I assume it will be similar. Your 4890 is going to struggle with these new games.

It might be too late now but there was a HIS 6970 going for $230 on Amazon, might try to get in on that deal while the getting is good. We're all still awaiting shipment on the item from Amazon.
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bf3 runs smoothly on high, on ultra, it struggles a bit
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Originally Posted by BreakDown View Post
How much of a performance difference will i see from a 4890 to a 6950 @ 1920*1200?

would i be able to max crysis 1/2?

Would i be able to play battlefield 3 with high settings?

if both are afirmative i would probably upgrade.
cant speak for BF3 or Crysis 1...but for Crysis 2 w/dx11 and high res texture pack i can run it at ultra but not at constant 60fps...ive seen drops as low as 25ish high at 60 with vsync enabled but its normally in the 40-50 range...without vsync it seems fps are all over with ultra settings lows in the mid teen's highs in the 90's

now my card has unlock shaders and is only OC'ed 900/1385

hope that helps a little
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Look at the benches in my sig. Using a Phenom II it was an average of 65% increase in performance. It's even larger with my 2500k now. Definitely worth it.
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Look at the benches in my sig. Using a Phenom II it was an average of 65% increase in performance. It's even larger with my 2500k now. Definitely worth it.
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