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post #21 of 27
I'd say either a 7950 or 7970 right now. Both are awesome when overclocked and should do very well at 1440p. I had a 5850, fairly close to a 5870, when I upgraded to a 1440p monitor and it suuuucked, but you might be able to do better since yours is a 2gb card. You could also probably find a 580 used in the range of 250ish or so, does very well at 1440
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And that drives me crazy..
Not everyone has english as their native language you moron.

I understand that and would not poke fun at someone for not being a native English speaker. The misuse of the word "seen" is very common in the states however. Aside from that this is an English speaking forum, why shouldn't everyone try to speak it correctly?

BTW good on you for insulting me. Shows character thumb.gif
post #23 of 27
I would concentrate on a video card and only upgrade the motherboard/cpu if needed.

There are all kinds of reviews on video cards,
any 7970/7950 or GTX 680/670 should/would do you very well.

This would appear to be pick the brand(s) you like best and jump on a price you like.

ATM HD7950 is a "good" deal and very overclockable.

Best I can tell some games work better with certain hardware combinations than others, YMMV.

if the budget allows a 7970 or GTX 680 are "top shelf winners."
AMD seems to have an advantage at higher resolutions.
Edited by brasslad - 9/24/12 at 8:54am
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OMG that drives me crazy. You saw! You didn't seen...
Anyway I agree with your findings. I moved from my 1055T@4.2GHz to a 2500K@4.8GHz and Gained 15-18 FPS using the same video card.
When your average max. FPS is below 80 or so then yes, 10-15 FPS do make a noticeable difference and the CPU upgrade is well worth it.

Sorry I was half asleep when i wrote that, I had Fraps running and that is the difference i noticed between the two systems. It was taken from a Single player not Multiplayer run both systems were almost identical besides Mobo / CPU / Ram ( but it was set to resemble the other system ). I had it recorded and saved on a thumb drive but I am unable to locate and upload the clips so that you can see.
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True; however, with the OPs CPU he would gain an impressive amount going to a 2600k heck even a 2500k at ~4.6 - 5ghz+ over his x4 965 BE @ 3.9 - 4ghz.
You sure about that?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/11/10/battlefield-3-technical-analysis/7

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063-13.html


It looks like it really doesn't matter.
Edited by Phoenixlight - 9/25/12 at 9:53am
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post #26 of 27
7950 has to be the best bang for the buck right now. I'm very happy with the order I made.
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post #27 of 27
I just went from a 5870 1Gb to a Sapphire 7950 OC 950mhz (Oc'd to 1150/1400) and if you like turning stuff up, it's a good buy.

I'm at 1080p/60hz and with the 5870, I had BF3 framerate limited to 59fps (performed way better than not doing it) with all ultra/no MSAA/high FXAA and stayed mostly in the high 50's with the odd drop to mid/late 40's.
With the new card OC'd, I can play at full ultra (4xMSAA) with it sticking at 59fps occasionally dropping to 47fps at worst. I usually leave it on 2xMSAA and only drop to 55fps at worst, and only on rare occasions.
Don't know about max fps as I wouldn't be able to see it on my screen anyway.

2500k @4-4.5ghz.

Oh, at this OC it scores 1957 on Heaven fwiw. (Tessalation - Normal / 4xAA)

Hope that helps smile.gif

EDIT: Forgot to mention this is with 12.9 beta / 12.9 Cap1. Min fps improved a bit with these over 12.8 (which I didn't have any issues with)

EDIT 2: If you're doing ok with your current card, it may well prove worth waiting for the 8xxxx series unless your upgrade itch must be scratched NAOW! Mine did wink.gif
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