Originally Posted by kenglimme
i have the option "dad will pitch in some cash LOL" to get a 670. i didnt want to and was hesitant because i kind've feel that the i3 is a B.N.
If BF3 is the reason for this upgrade, the i3 will definitely not bottleneck you. Check out this benchmark
If you can get a 670 that would allow you to max the game or come close depending on your resolution. At 1080p I run my stock 670FTW at Ultra with 2xAA, average FPS about 75, minimum in high 40s/low 50s. With a moderate OC I can bump it up to 4xAA and it never goes below 55 or so
Good luck on the upgrade