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Looking for 1 graphics card to play battlefield 3 and dayz at 120hz. i would like it to be just one card. If needed i could get 2. If I do get 2 do I need to upgrade my mother board which is an ASrock extreme 4 lga 1155.
post #2 of 54
BF3 is an intense game and we'd need to know more than 120hz... what resolution?

As for Dayz... any card you buy isn't going to be great until we get the standalone.
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1080p with high or ultra settings or possibly maxed out
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I'd go with an Asus Radeon or MSI Radeon 7970, or if you need it a GTX680 from MSI or Asus. They are top notch brands, OC pretty well, and stay pretty cool even under full load. The Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X is also a beastly solution to your problem.
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You would definitely need dual 7970's/670's/680 to run BF3 multiplayer on high/ultra settings at 120fps. And a highly overclocked Intel cpu if you plan on having your minimums close to 120fps. The cpu is going to play a major part in multiplayer gameplay if you want close to 120fps on your minimums.

Although if you played on lower quality settings for BF3 a single gpu might be possible.
Edited by icehotshot - 2/3/13 at 6:43pm
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yeah im looking to get a gtx 670 but i just wanted to know what would be a good solution and i might have to upgrade my board if i do sli because i want something to do dual x16 because i dont want x8 on both.
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my 580 gets ~ 90-120 fps (lower on some maps) in bf3 But its heavily overclocked 772 stock 925 overclocked. but ya 7970 or 7950. xfire them if ya need too.
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There's a minuscule performance difference between 16X and 8X slots, that's only evident in highly synthetic benchmarks. No need to upgrade your board unless your running something like X58 or older.
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what about z77?
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per Nvidia if you used at dual gpu card you do not need a sli motherboard, I read that on their sli requirements on their web-site, so if you got a GTX 690 you can do sli and not have too change your main board
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