Battlefield 3 new videocard

Current system:
OS: Windows 7 64
CPU: I7 2600k
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3
Ram: 8GB ripjaws
GPU: evga GTX 465 (superclocked)
PSU : 850W TT modular


So I currently run BF3 at HIGH smootly but I was wondering what I would need to run it at ULTRA. Could I just buy a new fan to replace the stock one and overclock my CPU or do I really need a new videocard(if so, which one?)?

I don't currently have a budget but I don't really wanna pay the full price of a 580.
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  1. Quote:
    A GTX 570 for ultra @ 1080p is recommended.


    oh yeah, I'm also playing on a vg236H at full resolution (1080p) and 120hz.

    Would overclocking my CPU with a decent fan be enough or do I really need a new GPU?
  2. Quote:
    I think it will give you a nice bump in fps but not by much as this game is more or less totally gpu bound.


    That's what I thought, maybe I should check my current fps ingame and see what is worth doing. I just want to run BF3 at 150+fps at decent graphic settings so my 120hz doesn't look choppy.
  3. Anyone else would have an opinion about this?
  4. I have just upgraded my graphics card from a 3870x2 to a 6850.

    Rest of my specs are q6600 2.4 ghz and 4gb ram

    With the new card I can run at ultra settings 1080p in single player (deferred anti aliasing off ) and average about 45 fps and never drops below 30 fps.

    the card only cost me £119 on Amazon.
  5. joeydeschenes said:
    That's what I thought, maybe I should check my current fps ingame and see what is worth doing. I just want to run BF3 at 150+fps at decent graphic settings so my 120hz doesn't look choppy.



    Why would you want 150+ fps if your monitor is 120hz. On your first post you asked what you would need to run on ultra, if you want 150+ fps on ultra your going to need 3 580s.
  6. bhamx2 said:
    I have just upgraded my graphics card from a 3870x2 to a 6850.

    Rest of my specs are q6600 2.4 ghz and 4gb ram

    With the new card I can run at ultra settings 1080p in single player (deferred anti aliasing off ) and average about 45 fps and never drops below 30 fps.

    the card only cost me £119 on Amazon.


    It would barelly be an upgrade for me from an EVGA GTX 465, I'd rather know if I should or not buy a ~60-80$ CPU fan instead of upgrading my GPU. Plus I want to hit ~140 FPS to match my 120hz and I currently get around 100-120 at high settings depending on the server/map/number of players.
  7. Why do you want to run it at 150fps? Couldn't you just lower your refresh rate of your tv to 60hz?

    Your board Im pretty sure does not have the SLI option, Correct?

    I don't think there are any single cards that can run bf3 at ultra with that many fps.
  8. Gothams Finest said:
    Why would you want 150+ fps if your monitor is 120hz. On your first post you asked what you would need to run on ultra, if you want 150+ fps on ultra your going to need 3 580s.


    doubtful, I get 60-80 on ultra settings with my 465 lol.
  9. joeydeschenes said:
    It would barelly be an upgrade for me from an EVGA GTX 465, I'd rather know if I should or not buy a ~60-80$ CPU fan instead of upgrading my GPU. Plus I want to hit ~140 FPS to match my 120hz and I currently get around 100-120 at high settings depending on the server/map/number of players.



    upgrade your gpu - from experience your gonna get more gains with a gpu upgrade than overclocking your cpu.... especially because bf3 is very graphics intensive.

    check out this link http://www.techspot.com/review/458-battlefield-3-performance/ it gives you a good idea of what fps to expect from a handfull of high spec gfx cards....

    going by techspot benchmarks I suspect your target of 140 fps at high settings is gonna need a pretty expensive card.

    what resolution do you play at at high settings to get 100-120 ??
  10. joeydeschenes said:
    doubtful, I get 60-80 on ultra settings with my 465 lol.


    Of course you do mate. :sarcastic:
  11. I am doubting your doubt about my doubt.

    Benches

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-590-sli-review/14

    That is two 590s running bf bad company at 1920X1200 and barley going past 150 fps
  12. bhamx2 said:
    going by techspot benchmarks I suspect your target of 140 fps at high settings is gonna need a pretty expensive card.


    Yeah its going to need 3 580s
  13. Gothams Finest said:
    Of course you do mate. :sarcastic:


    lol tell me about it
  14. not worth the upgrade. just wait til the next gen gpu come out. gtx 465 is still an amazing card. few more months.
  15. just lower your refresh rate on your tv if you want your gpu to be equal to the refresh rate of you tv.

    You cant tell the difference from 60 to 70 fps anyways.
  16. A GTX 465 only gets 48fps @ 1920x1200 on Bad Company 2

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia-geforce-gtx-465-fermi-gf100,review-31908-9.html

    So how exactly do you get 60-80 fps on ultra on BF3
  17. Quote:
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


    +1
  18. Quote:
    My 480 does 60-122fps at max in BFBC2 so yeah....


    Whats your point
  19. OP I think you need to look at this

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,review-32308-7.html

    I never knew a GTX 465 was as powerfull as a GTX 590 *sarcasm*
  20. To the OP, a single card is not going to get what you want. It will not happen. You are better off waiting for the 600/7000 series. Those cards probably won't fulfill your needs either.

    If you really wanted to get those kind of fps (don't know why you would want to). Then you have to upgrade your mobo and buy 3 580's or 2 590s, or 2 6990s.

    At that point your spending over 1k easy, and that's just crazy.
  21. thesnappyfingers said:
    To the OP, a single card is not going to get what you want. It will not happen. You are better off waiting for the 600/7000 series.

    If you really wanted to get those kind of fps (don't know why you would want to). Then you have to upgrade your mobo and buy 3 580's or 2 590s, or 2 6990s.

    At that point your spending over 1k easy, and that's just crazy.


    Mate he dosent evan want to pay the price for a single 580 never mind 3
  22. Gothams Finest said:
    Mate he dosent evan want to pay the price for a single 580 never mind 3


    Like I said, and what others have implied, 150fps bf3 ultra, is not going to happen (nor should it have to).
  23. Quote:
    465 vs 480 thats faster than a 580 in its current state.
    I ran the beta of BF3 remember my fps scores?


    I don't see what your card has to do with him claiming he gets 60-80fps on ultra with a GTX 465 which is laughable.
  24. thesnappyfingers said:
    Like I said, and what others have implied, 150fps bf3 ultra, is not going to happen (nor should it have to).


    Did you not read my earlier post? I know that its not going to happen, I was the one who told him he would need 3 580s for 150fps on ultra which is pointless anyway.

    Gothams Finest said:
    Why would you want 150+ fps if your monitor is 120hz. On your first post you asked what you would need to run on ultra, if you want 150+ fps on ultra your going to need 3 580s.
  25. Quote:
    Did you not read my earlier post? I know that its not going to happen, I was the one who told him he would need 3 580s for 150fps on ultra which is pointless


    I just wanted to explicitly point out to the OP that its not going to happen, I understand you understand but I wanted to make sure that the impracticality of 150fps bf3 ultra was clearly evident to the OP.
  26. If you want to get over 100fps on ultra then you have to have two GTX 580's in sli and if you want 140 fps or better then you have to have three 580's in 3-way sli. I currently do have three 580's and I was able to get 190 fps on ulta and I got 120 to 130 fps on ultra with two 580's in two way sli. Now if someone has the 570 or multiple 570's and can tell us what they are getting then the OP can determine what he wants to do to get his desired frame rate.
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