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Can my rig max Battlefield 3

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October 29, 2011 5:08:58 AM

I built this rig 3 days ago with the intention of playing B3 at high visual quality.

My rig:

Windows 7 Home Premium
asus p8z68-v pro motherboard
Intel i5 2500k @3.2GHz
8GB DDR3 Memory
Sapphire Radeon HD6970
1TB HDD
640 Watt PSU
Cooler Master Elite 430 chassis
Asus 24 inch 16x9 1920x1080 LED monitor
Razer Death Adder gaming mouse
Razer Black Widow mechanical keyboard

I bought a few other insignificant goodies, but that is pretty much it. Cost me 1,525. And that was building it myself. I didn't get it at newegg - didn't want to wait. Got it at Micro-Center in Cincinnati.

How do you think B3 will run - and be honest. I know it is asking a lot to want to max it on a single card, but I do plan to crossfire it later. And I am not overclocking until I have a need to.

Also, how much do you think I would have spent if I would have bought a system similar to this already built, from say...Dell?

Thanks.

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October 29, 2011 6:02:09 AM

It says that it averages 45 fps in ultra in 1920x1080, but then goes on to suggest that it is time to upgrade. OK...
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October 29, 2011 6:17:51 AM

Actually it's not rubbish, 45 FPS is more than playable, unless your frame rates do not vary a lot, like dropping from 45 to under 30 and so on. As long as you maintain a certain level in getting your frame rates, you're good to go.
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October 29, 2011 8:02:23 AM

Eldd said:
Actually it's not rubbish, 45 FPS is more than playable, unless your frame rates do not vary a lot, like dropping from 45 to under 30 and so on. As long as you maintain a certain level in getting your frame rates, you're good to go.


I always thought 45 frames per second was decent. As long as it doesn't drop below 30, I can (usually) make due. Anything under 30 just kills it for me.
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October 29, 2011 8:08:21 AM

PCgamer81 said:
I wonder why they seem to think 45fps maxed out is rubbish?


45 fps is good. I had excellent gameplay experience in Crysis with avarage 30 fps.
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October 29, 2011 8:13:11 AM

I play BF3 campaign with i7-2600 and GTX570 (=HD 6970) on max setttings smoothly (but res. 1440x900).
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October 29, 2011 8:43:03 AM

FunSurfer said:
I play BF3 campaign with i7-2600 and GTX570 (=HD 6970) on max setttings smoothly (but res. 1440x900).

I can do 1440x900 if I have to. It's like a cross between 720p and 1080p. I have no qualms about that whatsoever.
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October 29, 2011 8:45:05 AM

FunSurfer said:
I play BF3 campaign with i7-2600 and GTX570 (=HD 6970) on max setttings smoothly (but res. 1440x900).


I was going to get the 570, but the 6970 was cheaper. I also got a free copy of Dirt 3 for going with AMD's card. What I REALLY wanted was a 6990 or 590, but I did not have anywhere near enough money for that. :cry: 
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October 29, 2011 9:49:50 AM

put all your settings on ultra and turn off 4xMSAA. the hit on 4xMSAA for amd cards is oddly large right now. probably drivers
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October 29, 2011 10:38:19 AM

neonneophyte said:
put all your settings on ultra and turn off 4xMSAA. the hit on 4xMSAA for amd cards is oddly large right now. probably drivers

+1
Its confirmed that AMD cards suffer a huge loss in FPS from any kind of MSAA (2x or 4x) in BF3.

Ultra:

High:
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October 29, 2011 12:22:21 PM

You could run it at full ultra and 4x MSAA in singleplayer with the newest drivers just fine, since 45 fps won't make or break anything in SP. You'll want to lower MSAA to 2x (or off for ATI cards atm if they're having problems with multisampling) and keep shadows set to high instead of ultra while you're in multiplayer. That will keep you above 60fps 100% of the time where the perfect frames matters more.
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October 29, 2011 10:35:47 PM

casualcolors said:
You could run it at full ultra and 4x MSAA in singleplayer with the newest drivers just fine, since 45 fps won't make or break anything in SP. You'll want to lower MSAA to 2x (or off for ATI cards atm if they're having problems with multisampling) and keep shadows set to high instead of ultra while you're in multiplayer. That will keep you above 60fps 100% of the time where the perfect frames matters more.


Thanks for the advice, it will be good when I go crossfire so I won't have to worry about this kind of stuff for another year or two.

Thanks.
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October 31, 2011 3:16:13 AM

Best answer selected by PcGamer81.
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