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ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series

I was debating on getting Battlefield 3 just because I don't know if my computer and video card would be able to handle it. COD Modern Warfare 2 plays great but I just wasn't sure about this one. Any help is appreciated.

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
4.00 GB of RAM
Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks in advance.
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  1. what is your video card?
  2. ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
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    The game lists a 3870 as minimum specs. Chances are that's what you've got so it would run, but only in low settings. Personally I would save the 60 bucks that game costs right now and buy a video card, then buy the game when its price drops.
  4. Right on, thanks man.
  5. I guess you either have a 3850 or a 3870. Either way that's a bit behind the times (though I still have one myself in a backup). Anyway, I say upgrade your GPU first. For around $100 you can get a Radeon 5770/6770 or if you spend a little more you might get a GTX 460 or Radeon 6790
  6. Yeah it's a 3870 that's about three years old, I have been looking and found both the Radeon 5770 and the 6770 for about the same price, which would you suggest and would it be worth it with my system? I have been thinking about building a new computer just because it is over three years old but that will be at least six months from now.
  7. The 5770 and 6770 are pretty much the same card so get whichever one is cheaper. It would be a nice upgrade for you, should just about double your frame rates in most games.
  8. A 6770 is the same as a 5770, except the 6770 has a newer BIOS for a newer HDMI standard. Anyway, a 5770/6770 would be about twice as fast as your current 3870 (more in some cases) . Even so I'd say spend a little more on a GTX 460 or Radeon 6790 assuming your PSU is up to it.
  9. Best answer selected by derylc.
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