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I've been sporting my sig rig for over two years now, and it's starting to show its age.  That being said, I'd still like to use it for playing some new games, particularly BF3.  I've been doing some research and it looks like my system doesn't have beans to run the game well at all.

 

My buddy sports a 1100t at 4.1 and he's saying his chip barely keeps up, and with one display at 1920x1080 he gives the 6970 a run for its money.

Also on canyourunit, I don't make the recommended requirements, I barely make minimum actually.  So my question is: Should I still buy the game? Or will it run so poorly, may as well forget it?

 

Upgrading isn't an option at this point in time, school annihilated my savings. (I'll be getting the game used for $20, which doesn't put me in debt)

 

Current specs:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.71

Northbridge at 2616Mhz

4GB DDR2 @ 1166Mhz 5-5-5-15-2T

Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3

2x WD caviar SE's in raid 0 + 500gb storage

Sapphire 5870 on 12.3's

ATi Eyefinity @ 3840x1024

 

That being said, Crysis Warhead and GTA 4 run great on relatively high settings.

Thanks

 

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Your PC will probably run the game on medium. An HD 5870 can do high settings at 1080p, but I don't know how much Eyefinity impacts that.
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"Can you run it" is more a load of BS.

@ 1920x1080, you can run High settings just fine with your system. BF3 has been more optimized as its age increases. It's only going to get better.

I run BF3 perfectly fine.
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Thanks.

Yea eyefinity puts stress on a 1GB card.  And it's rendering roughly twice the pixels of 1080p

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You got ~ Pixels are a 1600p screen. I would say Medium @ Best, Maybe even Low.
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