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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ew_performance


Now we know what Bf3 needs!!! no more "can my pc run bf3 threads!!" yay!


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So far we can say that Battlefield 3 is living up to the hype in terms of graphics and GPU power needed to provide a good gameplay experience. We think BF3 certainly sets a new benchmark in terms of visual quality in gaming; some of the scenes are just breathtaking and take gaming graphics to the next level. Surprisingly, it isn't as demanding as we might have thought in single player, as a Radeon HD 6970 and GTX 580 are able to play the game with the highest in-game settings in single player. However, we have not played every level and map yet, so we may yet see some more demanding scenarios as we continue to play the game. Multiplayer demands higher framerates, and thus will need even more powerful video cards to keep framerate up along with image quality.

All in all, we look forward to providing more gameplay performance and image quality to you as we fully explore the world of Battlefield 3. Stay tuned.

Edited by porky - 10/26/11 at 3:22am
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Quite nice would of liked to see benchmarks at 1080p seen as that is what the majority of PC gamers game at.

Still my new rig looks set to max this!
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was an interesting read,
very happy I dumped my 6970 for a 580 SLI setup
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Nice to see that the GTX 580 and HD 6970 CF were pretty much a tie.
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What a silly resolution to test this with. Mayority of the gamers will run a lower res. One for the techboys I guess.
 
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I for one, and not really all that impressed with the graphics. Even with everything maxed, I don't feel it looks nearly as good as all of the promo videos they have been showing us over the last 6 months.

I don't feel it is as huge of a leap graphically as everyone is making it out to be.
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Originally Posted by porky View Post
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ew_performance


Now we know what Bf3 needs!!! no more "can my pc run bf3 threads!!" yay!
Wait... what? They only tested two of the highest-end video cards at the most extreme graphics settings. How does that eliminate the need for such a question (considering the vast majority of people won't be using such hardware at said settings)?
    
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I guess I am going to add a second GTX 580 to my order.
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Wait... what? They only tested two of the highest-end video cards at the most extreme graphics settings. How does that eliminate the need for such a question (considering the vast majority of people won't be using such hardware at said settings)?
Well you can see how the best graphic cards handle the game...

so a 6950 is about 8% slower than a 6970 you just minus aroud 8% from the 6970 scores...etc
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I for one, and not really all that impressed with the graphics. Even with everything maxed, I don't feel it looks nearly as good as all of the promo videos they have been showing us over the last 6 months.

I don't feel it is as huge of a leap graphically as everyone is making it out to be.
that's a cool opinion bro, but many would disagree myself included.

I'm still in disbelief at some of the things i saw in the single player, the details, it's all in the details!
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