Battlefield 3 @ 2560*1440

Hey Guys,

So my specs are as follows:

Monitor=Dell U2711

i7920 @ 3.36gHz HT on
6 GB OCZ Gold Triple Channel Ram @1600
PowerColor Radeon HD6990 @ Stock
Sandisk 120gb sata 3 SSD

I was under the impression that this would be enough to smoothly run the game. However, I experience FPS drops as low as into the 30s on ultra. I turned off post AA and it still seems to be having trouble. So my questions are as follows:

1. Does BF3 still have any outstanding issues with hyper threading?
2. Is there something in my system bottlenecking me (I've heard BF3 is a RAM whore)?
3. Are there any graphical changes I can make that I won't notice on my monitor(it being an Ultrasharp) that will bring a dramatic performance improvement?

Thank you all in advance!
2 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about battlefield 2560 1440
  1. Best answer
    no bottleneck. just the 6990 is falling down as all cards do on bf3 at that rez. i think toms tested on single player to get consistent results. on multiplayer the fps is slightly lower, when i say slightly i mean a lot... from 48 to 35 or less.
    you could drop the game rez to 1920/1080 and let the monitor upscale it for you. your unlikley to notice to be honest and you will get a huge chunk of performance back... or you can use the bf3 config tool and tweek the settings a little such as limiting your max fps to 60 which will bring your minimum fps up, because the gpu isnt wasting resources making needless frames.
  2. Best answer selected by BenjThomas.
Ask a new question

Read More

PC gaming Battlefield Video Games