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Need Help With My System To Run Bf3 On Ultra!

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November 3, 2011 7:06:47 AM

Hello,

First of all these are my computer specs

OS: Windows 7
GPU: Evga GTX 560 Ti sli (factory overclocked)
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 @2.67GHz
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W
RAM: 4GB DDR3
Ok so hereĀ“s the thing, im playing at 1920x1080 and want to run bf3 at ultra settings, but i can only run it smoothly in high settings, wich is wierd because my computer should run it no problem in ultra.. and yes i have the latest nvidia drivers.., so whats the problem im thinking i may be having a bottleneck with my cpu-gpu or such or should i upgrade my cpu any replys will be appreciated (sorry for the bad grammer)..

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November 3, 2011 7:28:22 AM

BF3 isn't very CPU demanding so I don't think the CPU-GPU combo is the problem. Maybe making it 6 gigs of Ram could help (with origin and a browser being open at the same time it would require more then 4 gigs to run it smoothly)

Disable MSAA x4 is you have to, it has almost no effect whatsoever when FXAA is on high

And make sure you have windows 7 64bit
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November 3, 2011 7:43:08 AM

http://kotaku.com/5854341/battlefield-3s-graphically-in...
Read it and weep. You can set it on ultra but as you've seen, it's not working to your satisfaction. CPU upgrade would definitely help. An I5 2500K and a decent MB will set you back about $325-$375. Throw in another $225-$250 to SLI that 560Ti and you just might have something.

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November 3, 2011 7:55:30 AM

Just add another 560 ti
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November 3, 2011 7:58:22 AM

Not sure your system should be able to handle ultra at that resolution.

The i5 seems decent enough, maybe costing you a couple of frames.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

But the 560ti would appear to be a bit under-powered for ultra.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

I would venture to guess a second 560ti would get you there, it's too bad the article didn't even run a 560ti or 560 given their popularity.

also 6 or 8 gigs would leave you with a little more head room, but as long as you keep your system running trim, and you're not alt-tabing out of the game, I don't think it would make a significant improvement.
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November 3, 2011 8:07:11 AM

Something is wrong with your build and I guess It should be either the CPU or RAM.

With my 560 Ti SLI setup I can run BF3 at Ultra with 2xAA and ambient on at constant 60fps.
How is that your cards can only run on high setting ?
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November 3, 2011 8:35:41 AM

DelroyMonjo said:
http://kotaku.com/5854341/battlefield-3s-graphically-in...
Read it and weep. You can set it on ultra but as you've seen, it's not working to your satisfaction. CPU upgrade would definitely help. An I5 2500K and a decent MB will set you back about $325-$375. Throw in another $225-$250 to SLI that 560Ti and you just might have something.


:kaola:  Your are crazy a CPU upgrade form a i5 750 to i5 2500 is not worth for the performance gain, especially when the i5 750 is overclocked similar to a i5 2500... Here is an example of a slightly OCed i5 750 @ 3.33ghz vs i5 2500. The performance difference between them is much lower.
http://semiaccurate.com/2011/01/02/intel-core-i7-2500k-...
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November 3, 2011 8:51:31 AM

OK, I'll admit that CPU's made little difference in FPS. Matter of fact, the Kokaku article directly states that. My apologies.
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November 3, 2011 9:26:33 AM

Another vote for 560 Ti in SLI!
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November 3, 2011 9:34:35 AM

I believe that the OP has GTX 560 Ti.
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November 3, 2011 9:41:30 AM

Oh man... Didn't notice that and got carried away with other threads! Beats me... 560Ti SLI for BF3 should be enough, but dont know many people are facing issues!
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November 3, 2011 1:50:28 PM

Maybe he didn't enable SLI?
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November 3, 2011 6:48:05 PM

Umm for those who are saying buy another 560 ti i cant there is only 2 way sli idk if i might of spelled it wrong when i put my specs but yeah i have 2 gtx 560 ti and yes they are sli enabled
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November 3, 2011 9:10:33 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5 750 @2.67GHz <---- Get that to 3.2-3.5 3.6 and test it again
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November 3, 2011 11:24:30 PM

quite a few websites including tom's here has tested cpu performance and as long as you have a Dual core CPU there is nothing to gain in BF performance wise at least on today's dual and quad core or more designs. i'm running a C2Q Q8200 oc'd to 2.8ghz and 2x 560 Ti's in SLI and performance is very good until i turn on 2x or 4x AA that combine with ultra settings takes too much VRAM for 1GB cards to handle and causes massive lag spikes. im running at ultra everything except AA is off completely at 1920 x 1080 and i was getting 60-100+ fps in multiplayer on a medium size map. in larger maps performance will drop down to high 30's to low 40's at times but gameplay is very smooth throughout so i'm quite pleased.
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November 4, 2011 6:19:06 AM

gnomio said:
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 @2.67GHz <---- Get that to 3.2-3.5 3.6 and test it again

Ok so i overclocked my cpu to 3.33 it gave me a lil performance boost but still cant get it runing on ultra, im still having massive lag spikes if i enable hbao and AA 4x it goes all the way down.. maybe more ram will help?
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November 4, 2011 4:46:46 PM

Try playing with AA disabled. Could be a VRAM prob. 1GB is not enough for 1080p AA
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November 4, 2011 4:59:41 PM

Use this and tweak the profile for the game that nvidia drivers normally use.
http://www.nhancer.com/?dat=downloads

They explain everything in detail so its easy to use. Some settings hidden in the nvidia profiles that you can tweak there. Give it a try
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November 4, 2011 5:01:47 PM

Use this and tweak the profile for the game that nvidia drivers normally use.
http://www.nhancer.com/?dat=downloads

They explain everything in detail so its easy to use. Some settings hidden in the nvidia profiles that you can tweak there. Give it a try
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