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No your CPU will not bottleneck. Of course, I think 2.8GHz is kind of low for a 1055T. Also, the 6850 will do just fine. What res are you looking at running?

Heres a link to a benchmark I think is worth looking at;

Battlefield 3 Benchmark

Along with this one that has more comparison to other AMD/ATi cards.

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Originally Posted by damric;15508987 
HD 6790 will never for the life of it be anywhere as good as the HD 6850 due to the cut down ROPs (and to a lesser extent the shaders). This gives it literally half the pixel fillrate.

In single card situations this is mostly true, but the 6790 scales better when Crossfired, negating the 15% better performance the 6850 has over the 6790. If you intend to Crossfire, 2x6790 @ $200 will perform the same as 2x6850 @ $300. If you plan on dropping ~$300 I would go for single 6970. If you are going to spend $200 my choice would be a single 6870, OR even better 2x6790s Crossfired. This is definitely the best bang for the buck in the <$200 GPU range right now, especially if you have a smokin hot mobo like the OPs.wink.gif
    
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i just want a playable fps for BF3 specially for multiplayer. 30ish is fine i think as long as there is no stuttering. going 6790 is good for me because i can also buy a cm hyper 212+/evo and a mouse lol. compared to buying a 6850, i can only add a mouse for it. what should i do?
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i just want a playable fps for BF3 specially for multiplayer. 30ish is fine i think as long as there is no stuttering. going 6790 is good for me because i can also buy a cm hyper 212+/evo and a mouse lol. compared to buying a 6850, i can only add a mouse for it. what should i do?
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Originally Posted by The Fryer;15508492 
i run bf3 on ultra settings with AA and AF off and it plays great. 1680x1050@60. my 6790 will overclock almost to 6850 specs, and has about the same performance. i haven't had any heat problems or anything else. drivers i get straight from ati, they work great.

i also play mw2,bc2,black ops maxed out and all are very playable.


This guy is running a 6790 in BF3 and says it is doing fine. Personally I would go for your 6790 + a new CPU cooler right now for your dollar amount for this purchase. That way you can up your 1055 to a better clock speed AND have a good GPU, with the option of getting another in the future, at which point you will have a stellar performance rig for the price.
    
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If all you want is 30ish FPS, Then you will definitely get that. My card runs 30ish min. and it's a old card.

And go for the card that will get you the CPU Cooler, That way you can overclock your CPU and maybe see performance increase in BF3.
    
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alright then its settled. im going for a 6790 and a cpu cooler. i think thats the smartest way for me right now. thanks for the help guys. after this fiasco. ill be needing a help in oc'ing my chip so please help me out. smile.gif
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alright then its settled. im going for a 6790 and a cpu cooler. i think thats the smartest way for me right now. thanks for the help guys. after this fiasco. ill be needing a help in oc'ing my chip so please help me out. smile.gif

You won't need much help OCing that 6790. All you have to do is open Catylist Control Center and on the bottom select ATI overdrive and slide the bars up to increase the clock speeds of both the GPU and the Memory. Can't get much simpler than that. Good luck and enjoy your new gear! gunner2.gifgunner.gifsmil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
    
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ohh im sorry im talking about my 1055t xD
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Oh you will get tons of help tongue.gif Make a thread and people will jump in telling you things and what to do. It's easy to get help on these forums.

Also, Good luck with your card smile.gif !

Check this guide for overclocking your card if you need help;

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alrighty thanks people. ill give an update tomorrow once my system is up.
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