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The answer is yes since BF3 does not play well enough with CF and SLI. I'm talking about real life experience and not synthetic benchmarks. Numbers does not mean anything to me coz I prefer seeing it and feeling it.

Utterly false. I checked myself about this and the scaling efficiency tops 90% from single to SLI of GTX460 (on my system, no overclock anywhere). And you only have stutters when you activate ultra textures.

My point being: not worth it. You will have to invest some money for a GTX580 that will neat you...the same performance...

My point exactly. I want it all in ULTRA.
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My point exactly. I want it all in ULTRA.

QUALITY HUNGER GUY RIGHT HERE!

There is little difference in high/ultra texture:
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No point of arguing since I can see a big difference between my SLI 460 and a 580. I still feel and see 580 is way better and never experienced stuttering. I guess you need to experience it and just base it on your preference.

Oh btw, not just quality... also performance and smoothness.
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My point exactly. I want it all in ULTRA.

Your point where? You want to activate and option only for e-penis sake that has no relation to graphics quality only to make your GTX580 look better than a SLI of GTX460. I'm telling you, min fps is very good with my setup, and there is no stuttering as long as I keep that stupid texture option out of Ultra.

Your solution implies investing another $200 for...nothing?! rolleyes.gif

PS: if you want to compare run Fraps and log some frametimes in whatever map you like, with 64 players (everything Ultra except textures...and no AA). Then we can compare both excel files to see if you feel what is right or (most probably) not.
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My point exactly. I want it all in ULTRA.

Your point where? You want to activate and option only for e-penis sake that has no relation to graphics quality only to make your GTX580 look better than a SLI of GTX460. I'm telling you, min fps is very good with my setup, and there is no stuttering as long as I keep that stupid texture option out of Ultra.

Your solution implies investing another $200 for...nothing?! rolleyes.gif

PS: if you want to compare run Fraps and log some frametimes in whatever map you like, with 64 players (everything Ultra except textures...and no AA). Then we can compare both excel files to see if you feel what is right or (most probably) not.

I still feel my 580 rig is better my SLI 460 rig. You can never take that opinion away from me.

Do you have a 580 or did you had one?
post #16 of 42
My SLI 460's run very well as too, just keep the textures on HIGH instead of ULTRA. When I moved from a 1090T to a 2500K I saw a big jump in both average and min FPS. No need to go GTX 580, if anything switch to Intel when Ivy comes.
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My 955 runs BF3 absolutely fine with a single 480. Just pick up one of those. EVGA is selling them for ~250. I can run BF3 on Ultra and still average about 60FPS. The 480 is ~10% under a 580, give or take. I just don't see how your 965 is causing a bottleneck. Is it stock? My 955 is at 3.9GHz. I could go higher, but I don't feel it is necessary, nor would I notice a difference.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759

^$249.99

One will run BF3 fine, and two will average about 110-120 at 1080p.

My single card/955 was at 1600x900. I'll run a 1080 bench. Also, the EVGA card is by far the coolest 480 I have seen with stock cooling. My Zotac and Galaxy are both under Antec 620's, but both under stock would hit 90+. The highest temp I've seen the EVGA hit was 64. Granted SLi cards tend to run warmer, but both setups where in about-evenly cooled cases (SLi in an Antec 1200, singel in Antec 900).
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My 955 runs BF3 absolutely fine with a single 480. Just pick up one of those. EVGA is selling them for ~250. I can run BF3 on Ultra and still average about 60FPS. The 480 is ~10% under a 580, give or take. I just don't see how your 965 is causing a bottleneck. Is it stock? My 955 is at 3.9GHz. I could go higher, but I don't feel it is necessary, nor would I notice a difference.

nice nice. It is at 3.9 NB at 2.6

I guess there isn't any virtual bottleneck now, but comparing to 2500k, it is poopy on a sticky.
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What about going from the amd 965 to one of the good FX cpus? Would I see difference in gaming, in applications it would be good, but mainly for gaming.
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