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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

2GB has been plenty for me on all my games at 2560x1440.....but shew, these new recommendations DICE has released does have me a little worried.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/09/10/battlefield-4-system-requirements-released/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=emp

I really don't feel like trying to sell my 690, especially with block and all....was hoping to get a couple of years out of it at least. Still, should I sell now and try to get as much as possible and go for something like a 780? Stick with it and see how it does? confused.gif

 

That 780 will be a downgrade from a 690. Grab 2. OR if you like Grab 2 770s for the time being with 4G and enjoy it untill Maxwell?

 

If you have the cash though a 780 SLI system or atleast a single Titan for the time being would be awesome. 

post #4892 of 5564
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

2GB has been plenty for me on all my games at 2560x1440.....but shew, these new recommendations DICE has released does have me a little worried.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/09/10/battlefield-4-system-requirements-released/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=emp

I really don't feel like trying to sell my 690, especially with block and all....was hoping to get a couple of years out of it at least. Still, should I sell now and try to get as much as possible and go for something like a 780? Stick with it and see how it does? confused.gif

 

Remember its an "optimized for AMD game", that 3gb recommendation is probably just marketing.  Most GPUs with 3gb vram on the market aren't even fast enough to use 3gb vram until you get into CF, or SLI.  

 

I would definitely wait until you buy the game, play it, then if you feel you are out of vram make a decision.  I wouldn't be surprised if 2gb is still just fine for bf4, and several upcoming games. 

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That 780 will be a downgrade from a 690. Grab 2. OR if you like Grab 2 770s for the time being with 4G and enjoy it untill Maxwell?

If you have the cash though a 780 SLI system or atleast a single Titan for the time being would be awesome. 
Yea I know power wise, the 780 would be a downgrade from my 690...just thinking about that memory buffer is all. Wouldn't have the cash for 780 SLI, plus I'm mATX and I use a sound card, so I'm a single card kind of guy. After reading anubis1127's comment below, might be best to just see how it does.
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Remember its an "optimized for AMD game", that 3gb recommendation is probably just marketing.  Most GPUs with 3gb vram on the market aren't even fast enough to use 3gb vram until you get into CF, or SLI.  

I would definitely wait until you buy the game, play it, then if you feel you are out of vram make a decision.  I wouldn't be surprised if 2gb is still just fine for bf4, and several upcoming games. 
Good point about the marketing hype. I don't even come close to 2GB currently in BF3, I can't imagine BF4 will be a huge difference...at least I hope. Guess it will just be best to wait and see how it does.
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Yea I know power wise, the 780 would be a downgrade from my 690...just thinking about that memory buffer is all. Wouldn't have the cash for 780 SLI, plus I'm mATX and I use a sound card, so I'm a single card kind of guy. After reading anubis1127's comment below, might be best to just see how it does.
Good point about the marketing hype. I don't even come close to 2GB currently in BF3, I can't imagine BF4 will be a huge difference...at least I hope. Guess it will just be best to wait and see how it does.

 

Yeah definitaly. The best way to be sure is testing it yourself.

 

Even if you hit the vram wall (which I Doubt) you can probably lower the Anti Allising a tad and be fine.

 

690 is a great GPU. 

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2GB has been plenty for me on all my games at 2560x1440.....but shew, these new recommendations DICE has released does have me a little worried.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/09/10/battlefield-4-system-requirements-released/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=emp

I really don't feel like trying to sell my 690, especially with block and all....was hoping to get a couple of years out of it at least. Still, should I sell now and try to get as much as possible and go for something like a 780? Stick with it and see how it does? confused.gif

You will get a lot of mileage of the 690, unless you want to go multi monitor set up and crank up anti aliasing. And, if you are planning to go multi monitor, don't be surprised if you end up with a Tri set up of some kind which means more $$$$ compared to what you would get out of selling the 690.
690 is one of the best p/p play out there, IMHO, at the moment with the used 690 prices being low due to all the unwarranted negative publicity.
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Virgis your result seems a little bit odd ...

I can play it maxed out with downscalling 1800p (3200x1800p + msaa x4 + ultra) with ease ...

Vram average utilisation is 2018 Mb on my gtx 690 ... on stock both cores running at 1071 mhz ... 1243 mhz when overclocked without issues or throlling. thumb.gif

average 60 fps @ 3200x1800p with a poor Peryn Q9950 @ 4.1ghz and o/ced gtx 690 on battlefield 3... u have a much powerfull cpu ! biggrin.gif

Both gpu's are still @ 900 mhz .... unless your playing with a 15 inch flat screen @ 720P tongue.gif ... so my question ? wich screen are you using at you home : 1080p/1440p / surround etc....

.... 690 is the most powerfull card ever made, Vram issue is very rare : Max payne 3 @ 2880x1620p + msaa x8 will blow for sure the 2x2 gb of gddr5 ram,.... or skyrim with thousand of mods and 8k textures.

I've plenty of games installed on my rig, vram was never the issue .... but cpu bottlenecking was wink.gif ( in my case ... not yours for sure)

Actually, i am running 60hz monitor and cheched that vertical sync or what name it is to limit FPS to 60hz. That is why gpu isn"t overloaded and frequency so low. Will give a try on full power. At the moment I have ~80FPS in BF3.

BF4 beta is less than 4 weeks to wait, so lets wait smile.gif

Will confirm resolutions tonight
Edited by virgis21 - 9/10/13 at 8:00am
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Actually, i am running 60hz monitor and cheched that vertical sync or what name it is to limit FPS to 60hz. That is why gpu isn"t overloaded and frequency so low. Will give a try on full power. At the moment I have ~80FPS in BF3.

BF4 beta is less than 4 weeks to wait, so lets wait smile.gif

 

Yeah disable the vsync. Try to lock the frames per second via MSI afterburner or Evga Precision. You might enjoy it a lot. This is how I play my games.

 

And yeah since 690 is an incredible strong GPU, your cores will not utilize all the power at 60hz in 1080p :)

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Yeah disable the vsync. Try to lock the frames per second via MSI afterburner or Evga Precision. You might enjoy it a lot. This is how I play my games.

And yeah since 690 is an incredible strong GPU, your cores will not utilize all the power at 60hz in 1080p smile.gif
Does fps make sense then monitor is 60hz?
post #4899 of 5564
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Does fps make sense then monitor is 60hz?

 

I don't get the question :)

 

But having owned 2-3 60hz monitors I always hated vsync. I don't like enabling vsync on any game as it introduces lag. Even on crappy games. By locking my frame per second ot 62 or 59, I get a fluid ride where there aren't any disadvantages of vsync, the GPU does not tire itself a lot, and I get less screan tearing than no vsync.

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Still theres a thing called vram utilization. Meaning the same game can use as much vram as it has to work with. Like, if your gfx card has 3gb vram, some games might use that while it's not really neccesary but it's allocated never the less.
GTX690 (especially with 1 screen) will be fine for a few years smile.gif
Edited by tin0 - 9/10/13 at 10:39am
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