Originally Posted by EliteReplay
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
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go with an hd7xxx card, especially if you have the money. 6850 came out in like 2010 or so, so they are getting pretty outdated, and a lot of new games coming out will soon require at least 2 gb or vram.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=1323124Edited by GhostSniper08 - 6/1/12 at 9:59am