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Which ones is the faster/has the longer longetivity?

I want to max out BF3 at 1080p.
If I get the 7850 I'll be doing this : Plz look at post 11

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My gtx480 maxes out BF3 @ 1080p with either 0 or 2 AA - the AA really is what kills it. It can maintain 40+ FPS otherwise though.

You will notice that when rendering larger areas of terrain- like safe for instance if you get on top of a tower and are looking at the majority of a map- your FPS will drop then.

Also keep in mind this is with a q6600 @ 3ghz- some people think that was a bottleneck... not sure how true that is.

Lastly- if you don't already, get a SSD for BF3- makes the maps load in 6-10 seconds vs a 45-minute.
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Get the 7850, the 480 is 2 generations old now and runs hot and consumes a lot more power than a 7850 for about the same performance. More vram on the 7850 will be a big help over the 480 in BF3.
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Get the 7850, the 460 is 2 generations old now and runs hot and consumes a lot more power than a 7850 for about the same performance.

In regard to heat- get one of these:

Zalman VF3000

My GTX 480 runs hasn't gone over 60C since adding it... even while maxing out BF3.... when prior it would hit 85+
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Well first, neither card is going to max it out...

They are fairly equal, 7850 has more vram which is nice to have for BF3 but the 480 is still slightly more of a powerhouse. The 7850 will consume less power though and produce less heat.
 
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Actually they will max it out, idc about AA, i will be using the FXAA mod.
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Actually they wont, lol. And if you take AA out, then that's really not "maxing" it out, that's just playing it. lol.
 
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I'd go with the 7850, newer tech. Less power and less heat.
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480 will give higher frames, but as many have already said it sucks power and throws out a lot of heat.
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Plz see post 11 of the site i linked you to in the 1st post.
If I overclock my 7850 to those clocks will it perform better than the 480 also with overclocking?
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