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Are you wondering how your PC will handle Battlefield 3 before buying the game? We pulled a series of all-nighters to get almost every graphics card in our lab tested, in addition to a handful of processors, to answer your performance-oriented questions.
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What I have here is performance information gleaned from 30 individual graphics cards as powerful as AMD’s Radeon HD 6990 and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 590 down to the GeForce 8500 GT and Radeon HD 4670. I have quad-GPU results from both vendors (along with other SLI- and CrossFire-based numbers), plus a look at how performance is affected by in-game anti-aliasing settings. There’s also a brief look at CPU scaling (brief because, at least in the campaign, processor performance is so de-emphasized).
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The performance of the game is very well optimized IMO. I run 1600p on Ultra with a single 570 with no hiccups or lag.
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Once the 2nd patch drops for this game, this game will be flawless.
 
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Was wondering how we'd gone through the day without the daily BF3 benchmark thread...
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This definitely cheered me up. Looks like I can get away with just tacking on another 560 Ti. It doesn't look like I need to upgrade anything for at least another generation or two.
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by the time my game is ready for pick up they might have all the bugs worked out lol
 
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Dang, 6950's scale alot better than 570's.

EDIT: They scale better than all of the 5 series
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AlphaCool NexXxos ST30 120mm AlphaCool NexXxos XT45 180mm x3 NoiseBlocker E-Loop B12-3 Silverstone Air Penetrator AP181 
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i guess ill be okay with one 560ti

gonna get bf3 tomorrow night ^_^
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post #9 of 132
My 6990 is not is not close to that...
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WOW!! CPU scaling is null! And I've been tweaking my OC for weeks before the game came out for nothing. lol
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