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GTX580 + Dragon Age 2: Worth Investment for DX11, Max Details?

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I am running 1280x1024 resolution - would a GTX580 be total overkill for my system to run Dragon Age 2 at a smooth 75FPS at max details in DirectX11 and with the high res texture kit installed? I am talking about 75FPS, no less! Not even 74FPS

Is this even possible? Lol
Keep in mind my resolution is lower than others..

Thanks!
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post #2 of 25
DA2 runs extremely poorly in DX11 mode atm on nVidia cards. Once we get updated drivers, and/or Bioware patches the game I would think a 580 would be complete overkill at that res.

It's not meant to be a very demanding game. Their "recommended" specs for DX11 was a single 460.
post #3 of 25
yes, a gtx 580 is major overkill for your resolution. DA2 seems to be conflicting with nvidia drivers or something at Very High setting, so I'd just hold off and let things pan out.
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I am presently getting 30-60fps in DX11 and sometimes 75fps but only in smaller areas. Mind you my settings are at medium. I am finding DX11 runs a lot better than DX9, especially with the shadows (and for some reason there is no support for DX10 whatsoever in Dragon Age 2?)
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post #5 of 25
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Ohh OK. Good to know that the GTX580 is overkill. Which nVidia card would you recommend for attaining a minimum 75FPS at max details 1280x1024, DX11, vsync enabled?

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post #6 of 25
not trying to be offensive but DA2 is a piece of ****
and yes the 580 will be overkill for that resolution no matter what the game is. heck it's overkill for 1920x1080 even

your best bet is a GTX 460/470/560. those will max out any games release this year for sure at that res.

and turn off DX11. it's broken.
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post #7 of 25
I have to run DA2 in DX9 cuz 11 runs choppy and has missing floor textures at certain angles. Why the F do they have extra items for pre-buys if you can't run the game for a month because they don't have a patch out. OP, as others have said a 460 is recommended so that would cover your resolution and then some.
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post #8 of 25
Why would you even think of running that card on such a crappy monitor? At least go to something 1080p!
post #9 of 25
like others have said DA2 runs like garbage with DX11 currently, I have no idea if its poor programming or driver support but my 5850 on a single screen (in eyefinity I literally was getting 11fps tops) it still has major tearing and missing textures. Same thing with roommates 470, so i'd say its on the bioware end...
post #10 of 25
your processor would probably bottleneck that card 580 aswell... I would save the money and buy a 1080 monitor and a medium graphics card... would be better investment of the money ..
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