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ive just bought a 7870 OC 2GB. my CPU is an i3 3240 @ 3.4Ghz. is there a chance of bottlenecking? and will i be able to run bf4 on ultra at 1080p?

In most games it wont bottleneck at all but in some others it will, badly.

No, you wont be able to run BF4 multiplayer on ultra, your CPU is too weak. Atleast an i5/FX 6-core or similar is recommended for smooth multiplayer experience...
Edited by youpekkad - 10/13/13 at 2:55am
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ive just bought a 7870 OC 2GB. my CPU is an i3 3240 @ 3.4Ghz. is there a chance of bottlenecking? and will i be able to run bf4 on ultra at 1080p?

EDIT. Doublepost.
Edited by youpekkad - 10/13/13 at 2:53am
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so what sort of settings do you think ill be looking at?
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The problem is that your CPU only has 2 cores (well, HT helps a bit..) and based on beta, BF4 can easily use more than 8 threads. So the game might not feel smooth even on low-settings. Your GPU is easily good enough for high/ultra w/ 0xAA @1080p.

But give it a shot and see if your happy with the performance, if not, you can upgrade your CPU afterwards. I personally wouldnt recommend playing BF4 multiplayer on a dual-core...
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so what sort of settings do you think ill be looking at?

If looking at settings on a 1-10 scale (1 being lowest and 10 being highest) I would guess at maybe a 6.75. On single player you would get the fps you want at some higher settings, but on multi no. You should spend money on upgrading the cpu and mobo if you want real gains.
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post #26 of 40
Currently a decent 7970 is still selling for more than the R9 280X, and considering they're more or less the same thing, if it were me, I'd grab a 280X!
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7970 or a 280X
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post #28 of 40
280X. Newer tech, lower price, more features.
post #29 of 40
What games are you willing to play ?
I can help with picking an videocard for your games.
Including advance tweaking ingame for optimal performance.

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post #30 of 40
so im not going to get good game play experience at all untill i can get a new cpu.
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