Closed

Can I Max out BF3?

Everything, EVERYTHING! on max settings, with an oc http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384 (yes, even more oc'ed >:) and my phenom II b40 unlocked quad core proc oc' to 3.6 and 4 gigs of ddr3 1600 ripjaws? thanks (: @ 1900x1200
77 answers Last reply
More about tomshardware
  1. Simple answer is Yes!
  2. Yes you definitely can, but drop X6 1090t in there for good measure
  3. Simple answer is no!
  4. what the hell? yes or no? LOL


    btw, for gaming, x6>x4?
  5. For gaming, X4 is usually better value than X6. No games are threaded enough to use more than 4 cores. BF3 might be heavily threaded enough to benefit from the X6, but it's hard to say for sure unless someone can dig up a benchmark on that. The 570 will do quite well with most games, only the most demanding titles would cause it to struggle. It might not be able to max out BF3, but we won't know that for sure until the game actually comes out. The 570 does perform well in the Beta, it would depend on how much eyecandy is added to the final game.
  6. Well im asking BF3 as a benchmark since i currently struggle on BF2 bc with my 4890... >_< i dont think my current proc is gonna bottleneck my 570 right? 3.6 quad core unlocked and oc.



  7. there you go
  8. The 570 would perform quite similar to the Radeon HD 6970 seen on that benchmark. I think the 570 would be slightly faster than the 6970 in BF3, not by a huge amount, probably by only a few FPS.


  9. another one
  10. Supernova1138 said:
    The 570 would perform quite similar to the Radeon HD 6970 seen on that benchmark. I think the 570 would be slightly faster than the 6970 in BF3, not by a huge amount, probably by only a few FPS.

    Cant be many frames noticing how close the HD6970 is to GTX580!
  11. rolli59 said:
    Cant be many frames noticing how close the HD6970 is to GTX580!


    Are you sure that's the 580? Id think it be higher...hm...
  12. 6970 same performance as 570
  13. Btw, What motherboard should i get in like a year (so that the prices are lowered) that will have the best (almost x2) scaling performance with 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384 in Xfire? Also, should i get one that supports the new FX processors and if so, should i get a six or 4 core proc? Thanks!
  14. bf3 actually runs nicely at 40fps.
  15. sorry bro......your gonna need more than that to "max out" every setting.....but seriously what are you losing out on by knocking it down to 1600x900....usually stuffs fly'n by so fast you cant see all that detail anyway........by brother plays competitively and he drops his on purpose
  16. Whats your budget for the cpu + mobo?
  17. gnomio said:
    Whats your budget for the cpu + mobo?


    It's gonna be summer, ill have a job and i wont be on school so.... 350 i guess, thanks!
  18. badtaylorx said:
    sorry bro......your gonna need more than that to "max out" every setting.....but seriously what are you losing out on by knocking it down to 1600x900....usually stuffs fly'n by so fast you cant see all that detail anyway........by brother plays competitively and he drops his on purpose


    on my 24" no thannks, i hate games that are on a res other than my native...and ill always have more than 40 so i guess ill be chill.
  19. Mid-highgfx said:
    It's gonna be summer, ill have a job and i wont be on school so.... 350 i guess, thanks!

    for 325 you can get the 2500k and the BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA1155 Z68. But no CFX with that mobo sadly.
  20. you didn't mention your mobo.....if you have a newer 990fx chipset or an sli board with a nvidia chipset why dont you drop an extra 30$ bucks on

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 28Fermi%29

    you'd have a much better chance of "maxx'n" with that setup

    no sli support

    howzabout crossfire

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353
  21. gnomio said:


    I could do that, but isint the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384 much faster when OC'ed?

    price diffrence is only like 50 bucks so thats not an issue.
  22. badtaylorx said:
    you didn't mention your mobo.....if you have a newer 990fx chipset or an sli board with a nvidia chipset why dont you drop an extra 30$ bucks on

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 28Fermi%29

    you'd have a much better chance of "maxx'n" with that setup

    no sli support

    howzabout crossfire

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353


    Your first link dosent work!

    I have a MSI 870 g45 which i plan replacing later on IF i decide wether xfiring is worth it :)

    And xfiring those 2 is pretty nice FPS but its harder to sell/future proof value
  23. bump, dont leave me hanging!
  24. Mid-highgfx said:
    I could do that, but isint the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384 much faster when OC'ed?

    price diffrence is only like 50 bucks so thats not an issue.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/sapphire-radeon-hd-6950-toxic.html
  25. no that how that card perform to the 6970. Which performs on par with the 570 in BF3. That was you question wasnt it?
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/292?vs=306
    Metro
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/196
  26. Quote:
    The GTX 570 can max BF3 with no issues.
    I did a thread here on Tom's for the BF3 beta and tested numerous cards with different user configs.


    Sweet, then how would you compare it with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-102-951&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

    And in a year and a half getting another one ?

    Thanks!
  27. gnomio said:
    no that how that card perform to the 6970. Which performs on par with the 570 in BF3. That was you question wasnt it?
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/292?vs=306
    Metro
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/196


    If i get the 6950 and unlock ir to a 6970, and in a year and a half i decide to xfire it, what mobo should i get for 100-150 bucks? almost since its gonna be in like a year, should i get a 6 core or quad core? thanks!
  28. Also, id prefer a MOBO that gets the highest auto OC like MSI's OC genie ocd my 3.0 proc to 3.6 with just the flip of a switch!
  29. Quote:
    If you can pick up the 2.5GB version of the GTX 570 it will stomp the 6950.


    Do you have a link so i can compare? thanks. also, the 6950's scale better when x fired so...hm...
  30. higer mem will do nothing for you unless you plan on higher res. than 1920x1080......

    no the 570 will not stomp the 6950 were talking about......

    and neweggs link is busted it should work later

    a good mobo to buy would be a 990fx.....asus sabertooth oc...really well

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736

    that will leave future upgrades for you
  31. Quote:
    He wanted a future proof card.
    So yes 2.5gb is more....
    Also the 6950 does not keep up with a 570.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687


    It's not a normal 6950 card, its an OC'd 6970 basically at a 150 dollars less in SLI vs the 570 in SLI, also the 6950 scales better in xfire so i think the choice is obvious now. :P
  32. even in the future....3-5yrs....you WONT need 2.5 gigs on one card

    id trade my 6970's for a pair of those toxics in a second!!!!!!!!
  33. badtaylorx said:
    higer mem will do nothing for you unless you plan on higher res. than 1920x1080......

    no the 570 will not stomp the 6950 were talking about......

    and neweggs link is busted it should work later

    a good mobo to buy would be a 990fx.....asus sabertooth oc...really well

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736

    that will leave future upgrades for you


    Holy *** lol! hahahha its almost 4 times the price of my current motherboard! 200 bucks :o

    is there a cheaper one?
  34. Quote:


    As you can see, its only 1-3 fps diffrence with SLI/xfire of the cards, now the 6950 will be unlocked to 6970 plus OC'd so it WILL be faster for around 150 bucks less!
  35. Quote:
    Both cards trade blows.



    but the toxics 90 dollars less
  36. badtaylorx said:


    Much better haha! So why is the other one 100 dollars more performance/oc wise?
  37. pushing gfx cards THAT far will sorely reduce its lifespan
  38. Quote:
    Either way it is cheaper.
    However AMD drivers are a nightmare under crossfire comfigurations so that gives me the off.
    Nvidia do have simply epic drivers (coming from experience with 6990/6970 and 4870 crossfire solutions)


    It is cheaper which is why i am greatley considering it, what should i know before i make the leap? (crossfire driver wise)
  39. errrrrr i thought id seen it for less........

    it still a much better price/performance ratio
  40. Quote:
    Either way it is cheaper.
    However AMD drivers are a nightmare under crossfire comfigurations so that gives me the off.
    Nvidia do have simply epic drivers (coming from experience with 6990/6970 and 4870 crossfire solutions)



    that hasnt been true since 5xxx series

    ive had NO cfx issues or sli issues with either of the latest gen
    ''s cards

    2x6970s

    and 2x560's
  41. Mid-highgfx said:
    It is cheaper which is why i am greatley considering it, what should i know before i make the leap? (crossfire driver wise)



    make sure you have a good psu

    Much better haha! So why is the other one 100 dollars more performance/oc wise?

    its just a better board......more options more pcie lanes....
  42. Ok guys, thank you, both of you, (to whom do i give best anwser? lol)

    So i have ******* FINALLY decided, i will be getting the 6950's toxic's to oc and unlock them, then on my summer job get that samsung 27", hopefully that 200$ mobo will be less, another toxic and do the same thing with it, 4 more gigs of ripjaws ram @ 1600,

    and now i need to decide, in a couple of months, quad core o 6 core? Prolly FX series with that motherboard right?
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Battlefield Quad Core Phenom Graphics Product