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Hey guys so I have been using my gtx 460 for a while now but it is time to upgrade. I can't spend more than 350 to 400 and I guess I could always get a second card later? Anyways I was thinking about going with the 7870. Will this get me 60fps on ultra in battlefield 3 res 1920x1080? How about 2560x1440 because I just ordered one of those Korean monitors. How do these compare to the gtx 580 or other cards? I just don't really want to spend 500+ for a new graphics card.
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Hey guys so I have been using my gtx 460 for a while now but it is time to upgrade. I can't spend more than 350 to 400 and I guess I could always get a second card later? Anyways I was thinking about going with the 7870. Will this get me 60fps on ultra in battlefield 3 res 1920x1080? How about 2560x1440 because I just ordered one of those Korean monitors. How do these compare to the gtx 580 or other cards? I just don't really want to spend 500+ for a new graphics card.

A 7870 will not run BF3 on Ultra at 1080p. Even a 7950 is slower than a GTX 580, and a single 580 cannot max out BF3 at 1080p.

To run it at High with low AA, 16AF, i suggest a 7950.
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what about waiting for all kepler family bcuz 660 Would be 250$< and you could make SLI or wait that 7850 go down in price
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what about waiting for all kepler family bcuz 660 Would be 250$< and you could make SLI or wait that 7850 go down in price

This what I am doing. Its hard to wait but hopefully the rest of kepler drops the price on the 7800s. If not I will just get whatever has the best performance at around $300.
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A 7870 will not run BF3 on Ultra at 1080p. Even a 7950 is slower than a GTX 580, and a single 580 cannot max out BF3 at 1080p.
To run it at High with low AA, 16AF, i suggest a 7950.

so not sure on this but I went ahead and bought the 7870. Get around 60 FPS most of the time with dips into 45-55 here and there on ultra ....1080p res
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curcial mx100 512gb windows 8.1 64bit LG 34um95 Cooler Master GX750 
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