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Anyone else disappointed they brought vehicle perks back? If i'm not able to have smoke and secondary machine gun, both of which are there by design on the abrams i'm going to flip.
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So what does that mean for me and my 1GB 5870? Will I get serious lag or will the FPS just be diminish because of low gpu ram resources.
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Yeah should be able to do both ><
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post #6894 of 52874
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Originally Posted by Cygnus X-1 View Post
So what does that mean for me and my 1GB 5870? Will I get serious lag or will the FPS just be diminish because of low gpu ram resources.
You'll get SERIOUS lag. I'm very happy I went for the Gtx 480 when I upgraded from my 9800 GTX+ 1.5 vram vs 1GB for the gtx 470. good thing I didn't know that using sli gtx 470 is faster and less expensive (or the same price I don't remember) than a single gtx 480.


EDIT: not sure what you mean between serious lag and lower FPS since they both mean the same thing.
Edited by iEATu - 8/20/11 at 12:49pm
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With all this "game will work out of the browser" crap I'm starting to see that BF3 on Steam would be pointless since Origin is 100% required to launch the game. If I can come across another good preorder opportunity (like with a free extra game) on Origin I think I'd just go for it even though I'm against the cause and wanted to just buy a physical copy. I'm willing to bet that the physical copy will not have a nice box, nor manual, and will probably have a disc that just installs Origin and makes you authenticate the game and download it anyway, though it would make sense if it just installed the game files along with Origin after authenticating.
I made this point at [H]. Steam will only get in the way, because it will be an additional load and login to get to Origin and Battlelog, when BL can be accessed directly for MP. The free game is all of August. So if you pre-order now you'll still get the free game. Chat up customer service to make sure though. Try to find a coupon too, the gun club should still send out codes.

Battlelog made Steam in the case, a hassle.
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So what does that mean for me and my 1GB 5870? Will I get serious lag or will the FPS just be diminish because of low gpu ram resources.
Depends on your in game settings. An answer for this question can not be properly given until the actual game comes out and people start experimenting with settings (so if someone just throws out answers they are being presumptuous)... Example... you might run 1080 resolution but on med-high settings 4xAA and things will be fine... Then you bump things up to all High and 8xAA and you start loosing frames. AA effects VRAM a lot, and the other factors also play apart.

With that said, your Card will probably play the game just fine at 1080p, but if you want to run every thing MAXED then you should upgrade.
Edited by T3beatz - 8/20/11 at 2:21pm
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I went from a 470GTX which is no slouch by any means to 580GTX SLI and all I can say is wow.
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5870 is a beast card. 1 GB is ample for 1080p. you shouldn't have to upgrade to play unless you want to.
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I have a 5870. Thought about upgrading to a 580 but i dont know. Im gonna wait and see how it runs . If it runs cool on med-high settings..........kepler is my next step.........along with IVY!!!!
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I have a 5870. Thought about upgrading to a 580 but i dont know. Im gonna wait and see how it runs . If it runs cool on med-high settings..........kepler is my next step.........along with IVY!!!!
I'm in the exact same boat as you. Wondering if to do the 580 for BF3 or wait it out till kepler and be content with medium/highish settings with my 5870.
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