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Found this on reddit this morning

http://www.battlefield3online.com/ba...u3072r8.reddit

mmm
Im starting to think BF3 is trying to cut back on snipers more, I dont c any snipers on that list besides the 3 we know about, MK11, SVD, SV98. No 50 cal? whattttt
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This sucks....

I got an invite for the Alpha last Wednesday. I was out of town then and got back on Thursday evening. I had a death in the family and with the funeral and everything, today would have been my first chance to play the Alpha...but it is over...

Oh well, guess I have to wait till beta now, but I was so excited to give it a shot and give any feedback I could.
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Im sure its gonna be improved before Oct. Especially when NV released beta drivers the day DICE sent mass waves out. So ima say DICE and NV are working close together on this.

A few times i had friends saying windows was changing back to default apperance cuz BF3 was eating so much memory. Might have a memory leak somewhere
Yes, killing Aero(net stop uxsms) saved over 200MB of VRAM for me on my other Nvidia system. I thought it was kinda strange it was using so much.


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Can anyone comment on how much VRAM BF3 uses? please post resolution and game settings. Example...high settings...4x aa...16af...
You couldn't change the AF or AA settings. AF was locked at x16, AA at x1. Don't really pay attention to alpha benches/memory usage since it was no where near optimized yet.
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Yes, killing Aero(net stop uxsms) saved over 200MB of VRAM for me on my Nvidia system. I thought it was kinda strange it was using so much.
yea, aero likes to eat up vram. Because of its Pic in Pic thing or w/e its called when you hover over a open app.
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This sucks....

I got an invite for the Alpha last Wednesday. I was out of town then and got back on Thursday evening. I had a death in the family and with the funeral and everything, today would have been my first chance to play the Alpha...but it is over...

Oh well, guess I have to wait till beta now, but I was so excited to give it a shot and give any feedback I could.
Sorry for your loss.

You didn't miss much. It was only one map, minimal destruction, pretty, but not gouge your eyes out pretty, and the client was fairly unstable.

Solid, and it'll be interesting to see where it goes from Alpha, but nothing earth-shattering, so don't beat yourself up.
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Sorry for your loss.

You didn't miss much. It was only one map, minimal destruction, pretty, but not gouge your eyes out pretty, and the client was fairly unstable.

Solid, and it'll be interesting to see where it goes from Alpha, but nothing earth-shattering, so don't beat yourself up.
I agree.

As for performance i got around the same performance BC2 with my setup but maybe better. I never ran fraps but i can honestly say it 50+ frames per second all the time. Settings were on High @ 1920x1080
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I was getting about 60~ ish FPS with beta drivers and high @ 1920x1080. My friend has a 580 and was getting about 80-100 ish. Both recorded with FRAPs

I had it first installed on my C drive and not my S SSD drive. Once i put it on SSD, loads really flew and i noticed a smoother gameplay.
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I had to install 280.19. Couldn't get it to launch with 275.33
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This sucks....

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Oh well, guess I have to wait till beta now, but I was so excited to give it a shot and give any feedback I could.
You didn't miss anything. Trust me. It was bad.
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BF3 Online Pass 'probable'.

Is anyone even slightly surprised? If there was ever going to be a game that would capitalise with an online pass, it's BF3.
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