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2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1 GB good for BF3

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November 29, 2011 11:45:25 PM

Can this GPU set play battlefield 3 maxed out:

2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
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November 29, 2011 11:50:05 PM

yes
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November 29, 2011 11:52:36 PM

Not according to charts but it will however be awesome.
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November 29, 2011 11:53:07 PM

whats the lowets graphics card that plays it maxed out.
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November 30, 2011 12:11:01 AM

1920x1080 is what i am going for.
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November 30, 2011 12:12:56 AM

It is going to depend on what resolution you want to play at , BF3 is a very demanding gpu game and you can play at ultra settings with a pair of 580's , 570's and possibly the just released 560Ti 448 core card. At the 1920x1080 resolution. The whole thing is that even with the 460's you may be able to play at ultra settings and 1920x1080 but what will you get for fps. Starting with the 580's it will go down from there , so you may end up having to play at 1680x1050 to get playable fps. Playing at ultra or high is not going to be very noticable going from one to the other and you can set the resolution to 1680x1050 and high settings and enjoy the game because you will have decent fps , playing at ultra is just for bragging puposes anyway you really can't tell the difference. I have three GTX 580's in three way SLI and getting 190 fps and when I dropped one and went with two and got 130 fps I couldn't tell the difference at all.
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November 30, 2011 12:15:23 AM

i am wanting to keep my pc around $1000, and the GPUs are the main part.
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November 30, 2011 12:19:19 AM

fishthedish said:
i am wanting to keep my pc around $1000, and the GPUs are the main part.



The gpu's and the cpu usually are the main parts.
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November 30, 2011 12:20:34 AM

You can play the game at ultra settings with one GTX 580.
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November 30, 2011 1:12:36 AM

What are you guys talking about? A single 570 will get decent fps at ultra settings (40+ at least depending on the cpu) and 2 460's will crush one 570, he will no doubt get more than decent playable framerates with that setup. Please don't let people with money to burn influence you to do the same when it's not needed.
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November 30, 2011 2:37:52 AM

It is hard to find benchmarks that include the 460 , but I did find one with the 470 and the results were that I believe two 460's will play the game it's just a question of how well at what resolutions and what settings. This game it very gpu intensive and it's all on the gpu for the performance , the cpu , even when overclocked is not much help but you can overclock the gpu's to get some more performance out of them.

ULTRA SETTINGS

1280X1024 1600X1200 1920X1080

GTX 570 53 fps 43 fps 37 fps
GTX 470 44 fps 34 fps 30 fps

1680x1050 1920x1080

2x GTX 570 56 fps 49 fps

HIGH QUALITY

1680X1050 1920X1080

2X GTX 570 117 FPS 106 FPS
GTX 570 70 FPS 62 FPS
GTX 460 46 FPS 41 FPS
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November 30, 2011 7:38:26 PM

whats a decent FPS
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November 30, 2011 8:47:15 PM

Yeah, the 460s will be amazing, I would still have mine but I sold that system to upgrade to a newer AMD system.
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November 30, 2011 9:05:29 PM

can 460s run high setting atleast
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December 1, 2011 1:09:33 AM

yes you will be able to play high settings. Possibly some ultra as well if you do not use a lot of AA
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