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Im planing to get a Amd Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz and my rez will be 1280x1024

Then at minimum I would recommend you a 560ti. Should handle ultra textures etc. just fine, though your framerate may take a hit when you start applying AA, AO, motion blur, and the other eye candy.
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Im planing to get a Amd Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz and my rez will be 1280x1024

if you have enough money to get another card, you might as well go for a 6970...it'll be better. Use less energy, create less heat and still have just as much if not more power.
ALSo, if you want to save yourself some more cash and still get a really good CPU, look into the AMD Phenom II 960T. Its a x4 but has two locked cores so its really a x6, its an awesome overclocker (its 3.0ghz stock, and pretty much everyone i see can get it to 4.0ghz no problem on both x4 and x6) highest ive seen is 4.5ghz. The 965 is real good too dont get me wrong, but it will be only a x4.
AND the 960t is only 125$ on newegg.
post #23 of 41
If you want a solid smooth framerate @1920x1080 staying above 50fps then you need dual cards to run it on ultra if you want HBAO and a bit of MSAA also. I would say go for 6850/70's if you can afford them. You will want a pretty decent CPU to. I have a Toxic 6950 which is unlocked so it is really a 6970. It's clocked at 920/1375 right now. I run BF3 with mostly high but a couple medium settings, no MSAA, vsync, 16xAF, HBAO and I generally get a decent framerate of 50-60fps but it will drop down to around 40fps in some areas/situations of some levels. the B2K maps are more demanding. This is all based on 64 player multiplayer games btw. Single player will run way smoother but seriously - who gives a damn about single player!? I don't know if you can get 2GB versions of 6850/70's but if you could it'd help. My VRAM goes close to around 1.5GB sometimes when playing BF3. Still the power of 2 good cards crossfired will work great. I'd probably trade my 2GB 6970 for a pair of 1GB 6870's...
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I run Ultra with my 560Ti @1080p. I just turn off AA. Most of the time it is around 60fps. But if you are playing 1280x1024, then it shouldnt be a problem.
     
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Well I should be getting a 6870 but do you think I should buy another one? I can buy another one if I wanted to because I got a bit more money now.

How much is your budget for the graphics card ? Forget CF or SLI. Get the best single GPU you can in your budget thumb.gif
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OP, I run your exact resolution. My 6790 overclocked (shader-cut 6870) is perfect for this resolution. If you really want more do not get dual cards, a 7850 would be a great choice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405
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Hello there I'm mostly new to pc gaming and I should be upgrading from my old pc which was a AMD dual core and a Geforce 430 and I was wondering if 2 6770's in crossfire are good enough to run battlefield 3 on ultra and at what frames per second?

Depends on resolution. At 1920x1080 or above - most likely not.
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hi i have a HD6850 and trust me, you wont be abel to play with this card on ultra why? BF3 need a ton of VRAM to actually be playable at that setting
and if you go to a BIG MAP like CASPIAN BORDER 64PPL ON IT, you FPS will drop let say to 20ish-30ish and with a lot of hiccups here and there...

thats the reason why im getting myself a HD7950 or GTX670, i want to play smooth at ultra with no tweaking, i mostly used medium settings, no MSAA, vsync, 16xAF, HBAO and I generally get a decent framerate of 50-60fps but it will drop down to around 40fps in some areas/situations of some levels.

so dont pay attention to ppl suggesting you CF6770, 560TI, if u want to play ultra with no tweaking, if you put ultra and some setting on high then u are not playing ultra your Vcard cant handle it? then just play on normal and u will be good to go. otherwise get a decent card like
HD7850/7870 GTX570/GTX580
Edited by EliteReplay - 6/1/12 at 6:12am
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hi i have a HD6850 and trust me, you wont be abel to play with this card on ultra why? BF3 need a ton of VRAM to actually be playable at that setting
and if you go to a BIG MAP like CASPIAN BORDER 64PPL ON IT, you FPS will drop let say to 20ish-30ish and with a lot of hiccups here and there...
thats the reason why im getting myself a HD7950 or GTX670, i want to play smooth at ultra with no tweaking, i mostly used medium settings, no MSAA, vsync, 16xAF, HBAO and I generally get a decent framerate of 50-60fps but it will drop down to around 40fps in some areas/situations of some levels.
so dont pay attention to ppl suggesting you CF6770, 560TI, if u want to play ultra with no tweaking, if you put ultra and some setting on high then u are not playing ultra your Vcard cant handle it? then just play on normal and u will be good to go. otherwise get a decent card like
HD7850/7870 GTX570/GTX580

BF3 and most other games seem to heavily overdo AA which makes the vRAM use to skyrocket. Just drop AA to a zero or 2x and vRAM usage should be reasonably modest. It will be still limited by cards performance ofc but should do fine with 1 Gb of vRAM that way.

If you are sitting at ~60 cm of your 1920x1080 21.5'' screen you should not be able to tell the difference between 0x AA and 2x AA with 20/20 vision without looking up the AA level in settings.
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hi i have a HD6850 and trust me, you wont be abel to play with this card on ultra why? BF3 need a ton of VRAM to actually be playable at that setting
and if you go to a BIG MAP like CASPIAN BORDER 64PPL ON IT, you FPS will drop let say to 20ish-30ish and with a lot of hiccups here and there...
thats the reason why im getting myself a HD7950 or GTX670, i want to play smooth at ultra with no tweaking, i mostly used medium settings, no MSAA, vsync, 16xAF, HBAO and I generally get a decent framerate of 50-60fps but it will drop down to around 40fps in some areas/situations of some levels.
so dont pay attention to ppl suggesting you CF6770, 560TI, if u want to play ultra with no tweaking, if you put ultra and some setting on high then u are not playing ultra your Vcard cant handle it? then just play on normal and u will be good to go. otherwise get a decent card like
HD7850/7870 GTX570/GTX580

he's right. bf3 does require a lot of vram. At teh very least 2 gb vram would be necessary. If im not mistaken though that is only really going to matter with terrain and few other things, dont forget cpu does help with the graphics as well. Bf3 is more GPU heavy though, so if you do want to have all those bells n whistles running everything on ultra with no tweaks, than go with an hd7xxx card, especially if you have the money. 6850 came out in like 2010 or so, so they are getting pretty outdated, and a lot of new games coming out will soon require at least 2 gb or vram. BUT if you want to save the cash, i still say the 6850 will run just fine. either ultra with tweaks or high, but to be honest, even for being a videophile, there isnt a huge difference between ultra and high, and IMO anything above 25FPS really runs just fine, but 60fps would be fantastic. 40-50fps avg on ultra w/ tweaks works really good too. With the fast pace action you'll be having online, you probably wont notice whether a bush pops up 100 yards away or 80 yards away. UNless your are super picky, game play will still be the same and will still look great. and if you are runnin on a lower resolution should run even smoother.

check this little link out for those tweaks. (its for evga cards, but its bascially the same principle.)
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1323124
Edited by GhostSniper08 - 6/1/12 at 9:59am
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