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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Everyone knows min fps is the most important thing. 3-5fps less in avg make no difference but 10-15fps in min can ruin your game considering the money you pay for these GPUs.
I agree....sorry, the first part of my reply to you was a bad attempt at sarcasm. The mars ii is a waste of silicon, point blank....it's a luxury card and nothing more.
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im sure they won't have any trouble findin 999 idiots in 2k11
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I know what you mean by they had to limit the scope of things, but at least for the next iterations.
Don't get me wrong, it would drive prices up but it could be worth another route to take than going Asus.*not shooting down Asus by there efforts by no means.
If ppl are gonna pay the high dollar for Nvidia's offering might as well just kind sorta follow what Asus does with there uber cards.
It may drive down prices of these beasts.
I'm sure at one point Nvidia had the intentions and maybe even the plans to release a GTX 590 with the power phases needed to support two normally clocked GPUs. Eventually they made the business/design decision to directly compete with AMD rather than build an all out card like everyone expected them to. There are many factors that could of influenced the decision so I won't speculate on them.

ASUS could of also easily made this part of their normal product line rather than a limited edition card. Their decision might of sprung from an underestimation of how many people would like a card like this. The final cost estimate could have been above a certain threshold so they decided to make a limited card. So why make it all? Well, a card like this can be used as an engineering feat to show the rest of the computer world what ASUS is capable of.

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Originally Posted by [-Snake-] View Post
So I guess the cpu, ram and mobo has no say in determining on handling bf3...The only things I changed in my rig since '09 was gpu, ssd and psu. Funds for buying the 570 was mostly from selling my past video card.

I never claimed anywhere that it was a console port? But I do remember seeing an article stating directly from DICE that they did move over to the console platform halfway through the project. Also, it seems like graphics cards today last much longer in the generation compared to 5 years ago...
BF3 is largely GPU bound. Tom's review shows that a last gen i3 is comparable to a 2600K at 1680x1050.

As far as the console port claim, you seemed to imply it with the rhetorical question:

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Sounds like you are getting bad info from somewhere.

Running everything on ultra over here which surprised even myself (console portedness maybe?). This rig was built in '09 and is still rocking. This is easily one of the best bang for buck rigs I had ever put together.
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Even with a 570, I didn't expect to run everything on ultra. Console portedness maybe?
    
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Even with a 570, I didn't expect to run everything on ultra. Console portedness maybe?
Well, if you are going to use the article as a reason for your argument than don't mention your GPU. It seems like you are using it as a secondary reason. Console ports are often less optimized or just look bad to begin with.

Relating to the article, the change of focus for the sake of timeliness is a good reason why there are plenty of minor bugs in the PC version. Do I think it's a port? Not really. "Port" is screamed far too often for it to have any meaning anymore. There are games that are truly ports with messed up controls, poor optimization, low resolution textures, and menus designed for gamepads. I consider BF3 more as an unfinished game rather than a port.
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Awesome card - pretty irrational choice, however.
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I'm sure at one point Nvidia had the intentions and maybe even the plans to release a GTX 590 with the power phases needed to support two normally clocked GPUs. Eventually they made the business/design decision to directly compete with AMD rather than build an all out card like everyone expected them to. There are many factors that could of influenced the decision so I won't speculate on them.

ASUS could of also easily made this part of their normal product line rather than a limited edition card. Their decision might of sprung from an underestimation of how many people would like a card like this. The final cost estimate could have been above a certain threshold so they decided to make a limited card. So why make it all? Well, a card like this can be used as an engineering feat to show the rest of the computer world what ASUS is capable of.



BF3 is largely GPU bound. Tom's review shows that a last gen i3 is comparable to a 2600K at 1680x1050.

As far as the console port claim, you seemed to imply it with the rhetorical question:

I understand about the costs/business decisions, but if they can just do it*make it a worth while production unit, I suppose they wouldn't even think of making such a card due to costs alone.
You are right on that one, costs would be too high... I guess these companies*EVGA, ASUS etc... are banking on there take on things yeah?

Look at how many ppl that buy GTX 590's, yeah it's costly but it's still dumbed down version of a card that they should of made.
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AKA bankrupt review.
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looks like AMD cards are doing well with BF3... almost makes me want to switch to CF 6950s

but i cant stand how they dont put the settings to the same thing when comparing competing cards... if something isnt supported on one card, dont use it on the other card. that isnt fair. its retarded.

the vid settings should be the same across the board.
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somebody here in ocn has 2 mars II's
i forgot what thread tho frown.gif
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