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I know the specs aren't out yet, but for BF3 do you think think dual cores and Q series processor/amd equivalent will not cut it if you want 60 fps?
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Originally Posted by sausageson View Post
I know the specs aren't out yet, but for BF3 do you think think dual cores and Q series processor/amd equivalent will not cut it if you want 60 fps?
too early to tell...i think if you upgrade your video card you should be fine with your overclocked q6600
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i would be more concerned about a video card if you wanted 60fps. older processors (eg c2d) still seem to be ok for gaming
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What resolution do you plan on playing on?
Your CPU is fine, you might want to look into a GTX 460 or better to run BF3.
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Based on BC2.... you will probably need to get your Quad to 3.4GHz+.... that assuming your video card is adequate.
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I think upgrading both seems necessary if you want to play BF3 smoothly @ 60 FPS at relative mid/high settings.

BFBC2 really thrives under Nehalem/Sandy Bridge CPUs. Like I said in another thread a while back, the most significant performance increase I saw under BFBC2 was when I upgraded my CPU to this i5 2500K (previous CPU was an AMD Phenom II X4 955), taking into account when I upgraded from a HD 5770 to a GTX 460, then to my current GTX 470.

And considering BF3 will feature MORE destruction plus 64 player servers, then having a good beefy CPU seems to be a must.
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He may need to upgrade his CPU, BC2 is rather CPU intensive now that I think about it.
Lower resolution, 1x AA/AF, HBAO off, shadow quality low and he might be alright since he'll won't be using dx11.
I'd like to know what res he's running.

My 460 on stock clocks gets about 80-100+ FPS in a 32 man server HBAO off, shadows low, AA/AF 1x, 1920x1080, dx11.
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1600x900 is the rez I will be using

I am going to upgrade some of my components this year but im not sure if I can do all of them.

Not sure which one will result in better performance gains

a 6950/gtx560ti or higher

or

a i5 2500k setup, I would have to buy a new mobo and ram too
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post #9 of 38
As I've stated in other threads that are just like this one. This game is going to look great, but I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch past the original frostbite engine. The Battlefield series is known for it's multiplayer, you can't have a lot of players if it's made for the crowd with new sandybridges in their systems. I foresee it being slightly more demanding than BFBC2, but not much more. For all we know, considering it will be the Frostbite 2.0 engine, it could be better optimized than the original. Wait it out and see.
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BC2 is already very cpu demanding so I am guessing with that new graphics and physics engine they have going it will be even more demanding. I'd say a nice GTX 570 and your cpu overclocked to 3.8 should be pretty smooth and eyecandy play.
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