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BF3 beta bottleneck

Last response: in Video Games
October 9, 2011 3:29:02 AM

I have recently purchased a Gigabyte Radeon 6850 however I am only getting 20-30 frames per second even on lowest settings and lowest resolution whilst playing Battlefield 3 beta on Caspian Border map.

My Specs are:

4GB Generic DDR2 800 RAM
AMD Phenom X2 550 Black Edition
Windows 7 64-Bit

In-game my RAM usage sits around 60% so its not that.

I'm thinking that it is my dual-core CPU because there is no difference in framerates when I apply either 'Low', 'High' or even 'Ultra' settings.

Is it my CPU, poorly optimized graphics card drivers, poorly optimized beta or something entirely different?

Cheers, scamper2

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October 9, 2011 5:29:41 PM

a proper quad is needed to run bf3 well as it is a cpu intense game
October 9, 2011 10:06:05 PM

+1 quad, is needed, suspect 6850 would be ok.
October 9, 2011 10:27:34 PM

Are you quoting out of the game after changing settings? You have to reload the client for the settings to apply, I know, it's gay.

Otherwise, as others have suggested a quad is really required to play the game decently.