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BF3 upgrade purchase advice

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October 24, 2011 11:54:19 PM

Hi. I think its about time to upgrade my HD 4670 card to something new :)  I want to play BF3, AC4, Diablo 3, Skyrim and other new games at the highest detail levels.

I live i Denmark where everything is pricy so dont get surprised by the prices of the card :) 

Im am considering the following cards:
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC
ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti TOP DirectCUII
both $314

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC

Sapphire TOXIC HD 6950 2GB
MSI R6950 2GB Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC
both $412

Which one(s) would you recommend? Should I go for the GTX 560 Ti 1GB, GTX 560 Ti 2GB or the potentially unlockable HD 6950 2GB cards? Are the 6950s worth the extra money? Will 560Ti be sufficient for BF3 etc. with maxed out graphics?

Thanks for your time

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October 24, 2011 11:59:50 PM

Sorry forgot these

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes but later on
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October 25, 2011 12:17:24 AM

You probably won't be able to max graphics at 1080p on BF3 with a 560 ti or 6950. Early reports indicate, at least from what I've seen, a 580 is the minimum in order to max it. 560 ti's in SLI or 6950's in CF will be able to max it comfortably though.
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October 25, 2011 12:36:39 AM

Hmm. Weird. Because the GTX 560 Ti and HD 6950 are both mentioned in the recommended system requirements. And sadly anything over the 6950s would be over my budget. So my only option is to get one card now and then another one when I have the money.
October 25, 2011 12:42:37 AM

+1 for the ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti TOP DirectCUII, its nearly $100 cheaper than the 6950.
Sli later on
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October 25, 2011 1:15:35 AM

Id go with the Asus card also, the 560ti was my initial order until I found a 570 for cheap. Should be good for the awhile