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4870 512 will be much better. The game will adapt the best it can to the amount of ram but there's no stopping the huge improvements architectual advancement vs the 8800gtx in BF3.

EITHER WAY, with the right settings, both cards will do fine IMO. Fine means playable.

Just like you said, 30fps is fine and you really can't tell a difference. FPS is so over-rated. I hope he enjoys the damn game. thumb.gif
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My friend plays it with a dual core + 9800gt which is basically an 8800GTX.. I would say playable on lowest lowest. Will get better when they fix the lag and bugs causing the FPS to drop. (Altho might be an SLI issue from my part)
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I tried it on my laptop with all lowest settings, gpu is a 5650 1GB. vram never goes above 600mb. So im guessing it should work..
    
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;15534021 
His CPU is a PII 955 @ 4.0Ghz , 4GB DDR2-800 CL4.
Will HD 4870 512MB be better considering it has less memory?

BF3 is very memory intensive, i use all of my GTX 580's 1.5gb every time time i play every map running it fully max at 1920x1200. Now he would be able to run it around 1280x1024 mabe on medium settings or his native with all low setting probably.
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BF3 is very memory intensive, i use all of my GTX 580's 1.5gb every time time i play every map running it fully max at 1920x1200. Now he would be able to run it around 1280x1024 mabe on medium settings or his native with all low setting probably.

I've had MW2 take ~1.1gb or more with a 470. Games use and adapt to what they're given. It's not end all be all, at all.
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Overclocked the CPU to 3.6Ghz, HD 4870 @ 800/1000. Now it feels even better.
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How the mighty have fallen. Can't believe my $550 purchase from Dec 06 is slowly turning into a paperweight.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffredo;15537002 
How the mighty have fallen. Can't believe my $550 purchase from Dec 06 is slowly turning into a paperweight.

It's kind of sad to see isn't it frown.gif the 8800GTX is still a great graphics card though
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