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ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series

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November 3, 2011 9:48:16 PM

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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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 9:58:47 PM

what is your video card?
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November 3, 2011 10:01:06 PM

ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 10:07:48 PM

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.
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November 3, 2011 10:19:19 PM

Right on, thanks man.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 10:55:45 PM

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
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November 4, 2011 2:33:54 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
November 4, 2011 3:02:39 PM

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.
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November 4, 2011 8:57:12 PM

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.
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November 14, 2011 10:02:10 PM

Best answer selected by derylc.
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