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Running Battlefeild 4 on high to ultra settings!

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July 3, 2013 4:32:42 PM

Hello everyone, I was wanting to know what I would need to upgrade to be able to run next gen games such as Battlefield 4 and other PC titles to come on high/ultra. It was my first build and I have only had this for about 6 months. My current specs: Intel i5 3570k 3.4ghz, Radeon saphire 7950 3GB GDDR5 with Boost, CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000). With an ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. I appreciate and help or ideas on what to change!
Also I forgot to mention i have a SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). My apologies!
July 3, 2013 4:46:21 PM

thats basicly same comp as mines . that be perfect for bf4 just get ssd, asus dx1 sound card excelent for the money.
July 3, 2013 4:54:12 PM

Hold on. Your AMD 7950 is a pretty good card. Just wait until BF4 is out and see how it works. Then you can make your decision. It is due to be out on October 29th. By then AMD my have their 8000 series out which may be faster than Nvidia's present 700 series. As of now, Nvidia's GTX 760 is about 10% faster than your Geforce 7950. Not enough to spend $250. The GTX 770 will be about 25% faster, so it may not be worth getting for it costs $400. The 780 is clearly faster, 45%, but will cost $650.

If you need more power you can simply get another 7950, not a bad idea because they are dipping well below $300 now. HOWEVER at present Crossfire is broken. Meaning AMD doesn't have the crossfired boards running optimally and spacing their outputs evenly. This means you can have some skipped frames etc. Agian, by November, AMD should have this cleared up. I'd wait on getting another 7950 until the drivers are updated with the CF fix.
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July 3, 2013 4:59:39 PM

boabs said:
thats basicly same comp as mines . that be perfect for bf4 just get ssd, asus dx1 sound card excelent for the money.


Ahh i forgot to mention that i do have a SSD!
July 3, 2013 5:00:03 PM

babernet_1 said:
Hold on. Your AMD 7950 is a pretty good card. Just wait until BF4 is out and see how it works. Then you can make your decision. It is due to be out on October 29th. By then AMD my have their 8000 series out which may be faster than Nvidia's present 700 series. As of now, Nvidia's GTX 760 is about 10% faster than your Geforce 7950. Not enough to spend $250. The GTX 770 will be about 25% faster, so it may not be worth getting for it costs $400. The 780 is clearly faster, 45%, but will cost $650.

If you need more power you can simply get another 7950, not a bad idea because they are dipping well below $300 now. HOWEVER at present Crossfire is broken. Meaning AMD doesn't have the crossfired boards running optimally and spacing their outputs evenly. This means you can have some skipped frames etc. Agian, by November, AMD should have this cleared up. I'd wait on getting another 7950 until the drivers are updated with the CF fix.


July 3, 2013 5:03:12 PM

I have read that as well. But i am worried that two crossfire 7950s will not preform good enough for BF4 multiplayer with 64 people. But i dont know if shelling out 650$ is the best route budget wise. Do you have any idea how much Radeon 8000 series will cost or about what the preformance increase will be?
July 3, 2013 5:07:50 PM

Calviin said:
I have read that as well. But i am worried that two crossfire 7950s will not preform good enough for BF4 multiplayer with 64 people. But i dont know if shelling out 650$ is the best route budget wise. Do you have any idea how much Radeon 8000 series will cost or about what the preformance increase will be?


Sort of useless to speculate this early. I have read that the new Geforce 8000's will be real barnstormers, the 8970 about equal to the GTX Titan. We will see. They probably will be cheaper, because they simply will be way overclocked 7970's. The power will be real high if so. If you are okay with your present graphics performance, wait until the 8000's are out and see what's up. It appears you may need an power supply upgrade though ;) 
July 3, 2013 5:22:47 PM

babernet_1 said:
11089374,0,1353331 said:
I have read that as well. But i am worried that two crossfire 7950s will not preform good enough for BF4 multiplayer with 64 people. But i dont know if shelling out 650$ is the best route budget wise. Do you have any idea how much Radeon 8000 series will cost or about what the preformance increase will be?
said:


Sort of useless to speculate this early. I have read that the new Geforce 8000's will be real barnstormers, the 8970 about equal to the GTX Titan. We will see. They probably will be cheaper, because they simply will be way overclocked 7970's. The power will be real high if so. If you are okay with your present graphics performance, wait until the 8000's are out and see what's up. It appears you may need an power supply upgrade though ;) 
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This is the power supply I have, CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready.
What will i need to upgrade to?
July 3, 2013 8:53:25 PM

Calviin said:
babernet_1 said:
11089374,0,1353331 said:
I have read that as well. But i am worried that two crossfire 7950s will not preform good enough for BF4 multiplayer with 64 people. But i dont know if shelling out 650$ is the best route budget wise. Do you have any idea how much Radeon 8000 series will cost or about what the preformance increase will be?
said:


Sort of useless to speculate this early. I have read that the new Geforce 8000's will be real barnstormers, the 8970 about equal to the GTX Titan. We will see. They probably will be cheaper, because they simply will be way overclocked 7970's. The power will be real high if so. If you are okay with your present graphics performance, wait until the 8000's are out and see what's up. It appears you may need an power supply upgrade though ;) 
[/quotemsg

This is the power supply I have, CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready.
What will i need to upgrade to?
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No, the Geforce 7950 draws 200W max so 750W is fine.
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