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I'm getting 40-70 frames during firefights on BF3 with everything on ultra and 16x MSAA, the fact that people need xfired/sli'd cards is baffling me. I've never felt or seen any noticeable lag during the game other than server rubber banding...

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post #52 of 67
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Originally Posted by TheBirdman74 View Post
So the main issue with this game is the Vram?? eg. the 460's having only 1GB is a issue isn't it? One that even two 560Tis wont solve
I'm only using 1 gtx460 and i still get smooth gameplay... and get the top 3 spots almost every round in 64 man servers.

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post #53 of 67
If I completely max the game it's very playable but i prefer to stay locked in at 60 so changing a few settings gets the job done. Just buy another 460 it's worth it
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post #54 of 67
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Originally Posted by Ratjack View Post
if you want to absolutely MAX bf3 you will either need a sli/crossfire setup or a GTX 590. For an sli or crossfire I would consider, 570s 580s 6950s 6970s

Now if you want to save some money you can always go with a single 580 and be fine. I dont run "Max" but I run all graphical settings on ultra with high post AA. I simply turn off deferred AA since that is what KILLS your fps, and I never go below 60 fps.

EDIT: this guy has 2x mars II 580s in sli running bf3 maxed and it still has alot of problems.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UoZ2...&feature=feedu
Something is wrong with his $10k system. Period. (2560x1600=4MP)

I play @ 5960x1200 on my ~$4k system and have NEVER experienced frames that low or stuttering that bad. (5960x1200=7MP)
 
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Crossfire 6870's are excellent enough. My FPS is always 60+ on ultra on 1080p monitor.
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post #56 of 67
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i cant say about the green team, but i have my crossfire 6950s working and scaling great, they can always optomize the drivers to run the game better and im sure the game itself, but im getting around 60 fps in eyefinity with my crossfire so id say its working just fine on ATI side of things
IDK... i havent experienced it cause im not running sli, but i've heard it from people..
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Oh for the love of god.... people are just amazing these days. Just buy a 580 and go use Textures on Ultra, Effects on Ultra and rest of medium / high, don't use this useless AA, you are playing MULTIPLAYER and unless you are bad, you won't see a difference between AA or no AA (only if you are a sniper camping and looking at useless stuff) rest of the options are USELESS STUFF that you do NOT care about unless you are sniping or you wanna show off to your buddies that you are running it on "ultra" non sense. This game looks good even on LOW.. spending thousands of dollars for "Ultra" is just sad
Talks the guy with 980x + 580sli.

One of two, Either he DOES not have that rig and has faken it in the rig sing. Or he is trolling.
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post #58 of 67
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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
Talks the guy with 980x + 580sli.

One of two, Either he DOES not have that rig and has faken it in the rig sing. Or he is trolling.

From Lune's signature:

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Having three monitors and running a 6048x1200 resolution is QUITE different from a single monitor at 1920*1200...

His advice was for the OP. Running three monitors REQUIRES an SLI.. It's an obligation.

Instead of insulting people because they actually researched the subject more than you, you should try to actually learn something...

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post #59 of 67
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Originally Posted by TheBirdman74 View Post
... the recent threads pooping up here about BF3...
LOL he said pooping.

Anyway, I would recommend get a 570/6970, whichever seems to perform better in each of the games you play. Then if you aren't getting the FPS you want, buy a second card.
post #60 of 67
Turn AA off and disable v-sync and you'll be above 60 fine with everything else at max.

Unless you absolutely cant stand tearing.
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