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Did you have AA applied or no?
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vRAM is not the issue. It runs almost as choppily with SSAO disabled (1100 MB) as it does with it enabled (maxes out the vRAM) on my rig. I've never seen SSAO do a damn thing for IQ ever since it was introduced, in any game I've seen it. It just kills performance. I had no idea that it also ate up vRAM.

Anyway, BF3 has a long way to go before anyone can draw performance conclusions. I doubt it will be fully optimized until 3 months after release, let alone at release. I expect to see new Nvidia drivers a couple weeks within release, though.

Surround is so poorly executed that you can't even see your ammo readout or map, so obviously it is far from optimized.

On the other hand, no one has actually seen Ultra settings, as anyone can figure out from the simple fact that High and Ultra look identical. Maybe that will break the 1.5 gb vRAM barrier even without SSAO/HBAO.

Even then, I'm not doing anything desperate like lunging for 3GB variant of a part that is going to be replaced by something almost twice as fast in a few months.
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Originally Posted by num1son;15131803 
Yup my rig got spanked at those same settings at 5760x1080. 19fps. Really looking at those 3gb 580's now for sure.

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Man, I gotta get with this BF3 to find out what it really does to my rig. Definitely looking like a demanding game a'la Metro and Crysis 1.0 smile.gif
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Man, I gotta get with this BF3 to find out what it really does to my rig. Definitely looking like a demanding game a'la Metro and Crysis 1.0 smile.gif

I'm really thinking about it. I'm just wondering if maybe I should stick with reason and wait a few months for the 6 series?

If you could post up your results that would be really helpful! You're down to "just" two 580 atm right?
 
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I'm really thinking about it. I'm just wondering if maybe I should stick with reason and wait a few months for the 6 series?

If you could post up your results that would be really helpful! You're down to "just" two 580 atm right?

All three are still in the system. One of them is a bit flaky only when the memory is oc'd. I'll hang on to it until it gets worse then its off to rma. Yeah, I hear yah about the 6xx series, though recent rumor says that the entry/oem levels will be introduced first and then the highend ones will be last. So, it still might be quite a few months from now until we see what the new 6xx series can do. I haven't seen the 3gb drop in price but the 1.5gb have been dipping into the upper $300 range. Three 1.5gb should still be able to handle BF3 imo.
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Man, I gotta get with this BF3 to find out what it really does to my rig. Definitely looking like a demanding game a'la Metro and Crysis 1.0 smile.gif

It's looking to be about 30% more demanding on high then BC2 maxed...

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I played a few hours of the BF3 beta tonight. Vram usage was 2238MB at its highest. 55+fps all night @ 5960x1200.
 
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I just did 4 hours of CoD 2 and I'm trying hard not to blow chunks sicksmiley.png


Beautiful Surround setup Yang btw thumb.gif
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