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Hey guys, I'm looking for a Graphics Card to play Battlefield 3 on high settings (mabye some settings on medium) at 60FPS at 1920x1080.

The lower the price the better! Around $100 is perfect, but if I have to go up to $150 that's fine. Also, I'm not in a rush so if I have to wait for prices for some GPU's to come down, I don't mind waiting considering the new GPU releases.

Oh and btw, I don't care how old the GPU is and I don't care about running future games, which are more demanding, as long as I can SLI or Crossfire them and get decent FPS at lower resolution and settings.

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post #2 of 24
I believe a 6850 would be able to do this. Those are had for what, $140?

$155 for a 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389
Edited by kaivorth - 4/21/12 at 8:42am
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post #3 of 24
the 6870 can be found for under $150, i would look into getting one of those.
    
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mmm...they both are ok, but can we get a little more cheaper biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post

I believe a 6850 would be able to do this. Those are had for what, $140?

Probably the best option in that price range, but I think you'll mostly be playing on medium, and you'll have to turn things like AA off.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/battlefield-3-vga-and-cpu-performance-benchmark-test/8

Here's some benchmarks of the 6850, it also has the 560ti.
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post #6 of 24
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Alright, what about Nvidia???
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Alright, Radeon 6850 is on that list. 560ti is a bit too expensive. What about the new Radeon 7770s and such? Anyone know how they perform?
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post #9 of 24
The 560ti is an Nvidia card, it usually runs ~$200 but I haven't looked at prices recently. The plain 560 is a little cheaper, but anything lower than that really isn't worth getting on the Nvidia side.
The 6850 gets about 33 fps using high settings at 1080p, 42 at medium. The 560ti is more expensive, but you get 63 fps on medium and 49 on high.

BF3 is a really intensive game, it takes a lot to run it at 1080p with 60 fps, even with lowering other settings.
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What about the GTX 480? I heard it's a beast and its prices reduced to $200 almost the same as the 560ti.
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