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What should i get 2x Gtx 580 3Gig versions or 2x 7950 3gig or am i just wasting my time.
At the moment i am just not happy with the trifire performance on Bf3. All this gpu power i
have and i am unable to play Bf3 with max AA.
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nvidia for aa powah
 
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the 7950 would be better,overclock it and have fun. Card is great with high Rezand AA


Though even with my setup @ 1080p with Max aa and settings I can play BF3 fine. I have v-sync turned on and its pretty much locked to 60fps, sometimes dips but thats because of the lack of memory and only really happens once or twice a match for half a sec i'm not going to complain. Now if you want a solid 120fps thats a different story.

I get my 120hz monitor on Wednesday so i'll see how well it works, but with v-sync turned off currently in BF3 its a lot more jittery.
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What resolution are you playing? I feel like BF3 is just too demanding fro current gen. I would wait for something like Kepler, HD 7970/7950 are not really much faster. AA is a gimmick. Depending of the map or players i either get bottlenecked by the CPU or the GPU. I could go myself and pick up 2 x HD 7970 and i know that they will get more fps but then bring 64 man games and B2K maps and my CPU will limit me. In a lot of map i dont get more then 70fps because the CPU is maxed out.
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post #5 of 27
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after my ati experience im leaning towards the 580 to be honest.
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only playing at 1080p 120hz
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Imo its really pointless NOW to be buying a new card.... if you must get something new then wait for the new nvidia series else get a 7970
    
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post #8 of 27
If it were mine, I know you've heard it a lot, but I would wait. It's at the point where current gen stuff will be old gen in a month or two. And with the money you'll be spending I would wait.
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Nothing right now will get you 120Hz. GTX580 will run out of memory with 4 MSAA and deliver no where close to 120fps. On top of that the CPUs right now cant generate 120fps in MP maps in BF3. Even if you get stronger setup CPU will limit you because this is BF3 MP and not just any other game or mode. To top that off 3 x HD 6970 are faster then 2 x GTX580 so you are downgrading moving away from your goal. I tried MSAA 4x with my card and i dropped from 85fps to 55fps. No Thanks. To top it all of FXAA looks much better then the broken MSAA because MSAA alone suck so if you are going to use FXAA might as well ditch MSAA all together. The sooner you get your head strait the better it is. Upgrading for merely MSAA is stupid.

Edit: GTX580 3GB will not run out of memory but you dont have close to enough GPU power for 4 MSAA. While AMD card take a big hit ~ 35% the hit Nvidia card take is not small either ~ 20-25%
Edited by ZealotKi11er - 2/6/12 at 5:12pm
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post #10 of 27
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Seems stupid to me. To have issues at 1080p on my setup i could understand if i was running multiple monitors but im not.
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