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Well i fired BF3 up today and to my surprise it runs like a bag of ass now.

When i had my 19" 1280x1024 monitor hooked up i saw 50-100fps on medium high settings. Now with my 24+ 1920x1080 i get 22-29 fps on low. This is un playable.

I was thinking about a 480 or something, but one question, will my current cpu bottle neck anything better? Is it bottle necking now?
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You might experience a slight bottleneck if you were to upgrade.

I would also not suggest a 480. They are loud and hot like a volcano. Get a 560 ti or something.
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I would suggest the 560 Ti also but the 448 core if you can afford it. thumb.gif
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You might experience a slight bottleneck if you were to upgrade.
I would also not suggest a 480. They are loud and hot like a volcano. Get a 560 ti or something.

Well, im trying to go a cheap rute. Possible to go ATI? Are they cheap?
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this guy i s selling his 480s for 180 or so you really should look into them. heres the link.http://www.overclock.net/t/1255652/fs-2x-nividia-geforce-gtx-480s-msi-oem
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Well, im trying to go a cheap rute. Possible to go ATI? Are they cheap?

The 560ti is probably the best price-to-performance card out right now, other than it's 448 kin.
Not only that, it's a card that will play 96% of all games out there on ultra settings at 60+ fps.

Since you stuck with your 275 for so long, I suppose ultra graphics aren't the most important
thing to you, and because of that I think we can go even cheaper. You can find a nice 560 or 460
for 100-150 bucks real easy. Both of those cards will also play 90% of all games at ultra settings.
But more importantly, these cards are low power, low-temp, small, and extremely efficient, which
is something the 480 is not.
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If you are on a budget, and plan to upgrade the platform, i'd say try with a second used 275. Too bad your mobo doesn't support SLI.
Two of those cards can crank a lot of power to likely beat the 480 alone, but memory will be limiting, causing stuttering on highest settings. On medium-high settings you should be ok.

Since you are running on high resolution (like myself) and if you i'd say not to go less than 1.5GB on a new card. I feel that 480 is a good card for what you wanna do if you don't care about the noise.

Not sure about your CPU, but I noticed a big improvement in "smoothness" form C2 duo E 8400 to the six-core in large multiplayer games. I can't say how much because my original mobo didn't properly support SLI (I used one the "hacks" to cheat the river)
Eventually I decided to upgrade from 2x 260 to 670. Card is ordered, so we'll see how much was the upgrade worth.

In either case, price of 670 will put pressure on lower performing cards. I'd expect quite a few midrange models to drop in price in less than a month, so if you are still undecided, stay that way smile.gif
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The 560ti is great and all, try and find a 2gb model, the 1gb limets me in bf3
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Originally Posted by Fightar View Post

The 560ti is probably the best price-to-performance card out right now...
If new card, 7850 maybe? I don't know much about ATI cards, but some members suggested those as price/perf cards.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=547
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If you are on a budget, and plan to upgrade the platform, i'd say try with a second used 275. Too bad your mobo doesn't support SLI.
Two of those cards can crank a lot of power to likely beat the 480 alone, but memory will be limiting, causing stuttering on highest settings. On medium-high settings you should be ok.
Since you are running on high resolution (like myself) and if you i'd say not to go less than 1.5GB on a new card. I feel that 480 is a good card for what you wanna do if you don't care about the noise.
Not sure about your CPU, but I noticed a big improvement in "smoothness" form C2 duo E 8400 to the six-core in large multiplayer games. I can't say how much because my original mobo didn't properly support SLI (I used one the "hacks" to cheat the river)
Eventually I decided to upgrade from 2x 260 to 670. Card is ordered, so we'll see how much was the upgrade worth.
In either case, price of 670 will put pressure on lower performing cards. I'd expect quite a few midrange models to drop in price in less than a month, so if you are still undecided, stay that way smile.gif

I ran 9800GTX+ in SLI a few months ago and i liked the performance, but the card lacked mem for high textures and screen res. I can do SLI as there are hacks for this board.

Id rather go one car though, unless i can get a 275 for like $30.
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