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My system runs it at 40+ fps at pretty much all times. I wouldent even notice it was below 60 unless i turn fraps on. You can turn off HBDAO or w/e its called and get a huge increase in fps for a very very minor loss in graphics I mean you really cant tell the differense between SSAO and HDAO and it nets you 10+ fps more by turning it off.
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Wow, this thread made me almost cry. My sig rig plays at FULL ULTRA(yes everything on) on a single 24 inch 1080p monitor, Unless I turn on fraps you would NEVER notice that the game isn't pulling 60+FPS. I get about 45+ FPS but its silk smooth! there is no reason for dual GPUs in BF3 unless you need the e-peen. ONE toxic 6950 with some tweaking will do it perfect!
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This thread is so much craziness I don't even know where to begin.

I run a single 5850, with a pretty solid overclock. I turn my settings to medium at 1080p. I get good frames, the game looks great and I play to my heart's content. I think the cheapest and most effective option would be to do one of three things.

1. Just turn down settings and play with one 460.

2. Pick up a used 460 for some SLI

3. Sell your current 460 and buy a higher end video card... 570, 6970, whatever brand you prefer.

You can approach your problem two ways, get off the "needs to be ultra and i'll be happy" stupidness, or expand your budget from $330.

And for all those crackin' on Lune... odds are he didn't buy that rip-roarin beast of a system for BF3, but instead bought it because he wanted it in general. Maxing BF3 is just a convenient side effect.
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OP I thought I posted in this thread but I can't seem to find it so I will say with my two 460's I get constant 60 fraps with everything on ultra including post processing, but no AA. When I turn on AA I get a flashy screen and weird black spots, some times 2x AA works but I have not seen this problem since turning AA off. not sure if its a sli issue or game glitch. but like i said I'm locked at 60 fraps @ 1080p with just two 460's on ultra no AA.
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My 5850s run Ultra @ 1080p with no discernible framerate issues.
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To the op, my personal recommendation would be as follows (least to greatest)....6950-->570-->6970-->570 2.5gb-->580-->580 3gb.
post #67 of 67
Omg you can run bf3 at all ultra with a 6950 stock at 30-50fps. if you oc it a bit 35 is average.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=6950+bf3+fps
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