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i run BC2 @ High everything and 16x/16x without an issue. Nice and smooth gameplay.
BF3 runs equally well. As nVidia releases updates, things will get better.

Also, if you are seeing a spike, you may want to consider something running in the background that might cause a spike.
 
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I'm playing in ultra with no aa. Getting anywhere from 70-120fps depending on which map, etc. This is with a wimpy PhII X4 running at 4.0Ghz (had to downclock slightly to play this game). The cards, however, are quite happy at 980-1000Mhz, with no issues at all. I cannot play with aa, except in "high" because of using up all the vram. I think the whole "bottleneck" arguement has been overused for years.
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