Originally Posted by dalastbmills
My evga 480 handles BF3 at Ultra settings averaging 70+ fps. So, yes, a 480 can handle everything you throw at it.
The new 480's that are OpenGL 4.1/4.2 are much better then the initial release.
Perhaps if you're saying Ultra with no AA and no AO, on the Metro map ... that's sounds about right.
But Caspian on Ultra with 4xAA and HBAO ... you need a 680 to pull 70fps average.
I mean the 480 is still a great card, don't get me wrong, but there's a lot of games out it can't totally max out (with at least 4xAA and HBAO on) and not drop below 45fps at 1080p (which many of us consider our minimum playable framerate). Metro, Crysis 2, Witcher 2, Just Cause 2, Arma2, Stalker Clear Sky, BF3, AvP ... to name a few.
It'll certainly 'handle' any game at max or near max settings though, to be sure
Also, considering I can't recall a major release that was OpenGL since Prey in 2005 ... I hardly see how the 'new' 480's could be 'much better' than the original one's that came out
Oh, and hai BtF