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yeah. bf3 is stable at about 40fps avg. its very playable. and smooth.
wish i could feel what the difference would be on ultra with a faster machine.
but when i play online i use the auto settings witch puts everything on high with ultra texures and msaa 4x

I think the lowest my dips is around 40 FPS. You will definitely have a more smooth game play with a much higher min frame rate.
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I came from an E7400 and the difference is SO INSANE it's completely ridiculous how EPICLY AWESOME the 2500K is in comparison.

Go for it, believe my you will not regret it.
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Yes you absolutely will notice a difference. I just went from a q6600 running @ 3.9ghz with a gtx 480 to a 2600k and it literally DOUBLED my fps in bf3 @ 1680x1050 on ultra settings.

I have a serious doubt that you can play bf3 on a 64man server with more then 30fps minimum, as I would dip down to the low teens myself.

So, since I just did this upgrade recently I can certainly tell you that it was the right decision.
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