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Hey,

I've been thinking of getting a new gpu soon; maybe in a month or so. I'm planning to play BF3 at 1080, so which would you guys recommend? (i.e. the gpu's in the title, but feel free to suggest others)

I'm trying to play the game as maxed out as possible with a few bells and whistles turned off if necessary. I'm pretty adamant about a single card solution. Thanks in advance.

ps. i've been trying to read as many threads as possible on gpus for bf3...all seem kinda hostile, please don't flame me hella hard if you're not going to help me, i'm not an expert in this area
    
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GTX 580 no doubt about it.
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GTX580 hands down
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580 3gig would be best albeit expensive option
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A 6970 or even 6950 2gb would do pretty good too.
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If one monitor at 1080p you will get the best performance/price ratio with a 1.25gb GTX 570. Don't need over that amount of vram with one screen at that resolution. You will pay extra for a small increase in fps for the 580 because it's their flagship right now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dseg View Post
If one monitor at 1080p you will get the best performance/price ratio with a 1.25gb GTX 570. Don't need over that amount of vram with one screen at that resolution. You will pay extra for a small increase in fps for the 580 because it's their flagship right now.
This is true, but I'm more of a go big or go home type of guy right now.

What kind of person is the OP?
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Originally Posted by compudaze View Post
GTX580 hands down
What he said-^,
In afterburner its showing up to 1480 usage,
Same with a buddy of mine,
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So on a single screen with the game running, and another just to read temps; will the 570 do a good enough job for clean game play (no tears i hope)? I wouldn't mind going back to radeon but i want tes. For myself, I buy a game for its entire package. For bf3, the visual beauty and the realistic (subjective) sound is what im gunning for.

Also from what I've been reading, bf3 maxes out the ram on 570s to the point of bottlenecking...

I've been saving for a while so if the 580 is truly worth it, to the point where i'll be robbing myself of almost all the game has to offer in regards to visuals (gameplay excluded), then i might side for that too.

Would any of you guys be able to produce numbers where the 570 is going against the 580 on bf3? ty ty ty again guys
Edited by inrev` - 10/27/11 at 1:36pm
    
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