Recommend video card for Battlefield 3

Hello,

I need a video card recommendation for Battlefield 3. I'm looking at this one: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61197 or this one http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58303&vpn=N560GTX-TI%20Twin%20Frozr%20II%2FOC&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar

What is the difference? And how well would it be able to run Battlefield 3?

thanks
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  1. Yeah i wouldnt go anything less than a 560ti 448 for BF3!
  2. Looking for something around $230. Thanks
  3. Quote:
    560Ti will struggle (none 448 version).
    Change that 2400 for a 2500k.
    All else will be good.


    Assuming he doesn't already have the 2400.. If he does, no need to upgrade that.
  4. agree with @384-BIT get gtx 570 you can play BF3 on ultra.
  5. not on medium on ultra.
  6. Quote:
    I would have to say get the 6950, as the 2GB vram helps in BF3, as this game demands alot of video memory.
    Also there is a possibilty of unlocking it into a 6970 ;)

    Ok, so this one: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60103&vpn=AX6950%202GBD5-2DH&manufacture=PowerColor&promoid=1244

    It should run on medium settings with my Core i5 2400?

    Many thanks
  7. Quote:
    high to ultra.
    Yes it's a nice card ;)

    Ok, and what about the PSU. Is 600watts enough for that card plus everything else?

    Thanks!!
  8. yes.
  9. all users in this topic is very active hehe.
  10. Quote:
    What make/ model?


    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply
  11. Quote:
    Thats fine mate enjoy ;)


    You guys have been very helpful.

    One more question though... what about cooling. Should I have to worry about that? I have this case (Coolmaster Centurion something: http://www.techfuels.com/attachments/cpu-components/5895d1222497640-cooler-master-centurion-5-cac-t05-case-system-cooler-master-centurion-5-cac-t05-case-system.jpg

    There is one large fan near the rear and one exhaust vent for the CPU.
  12. Quote:
    That is the case i use for my AMD rig and it is a very good case.
    Cooling wont matter too much as the 2400 cannot overclock ;)


    Does the Radeon HD 6950 have a VGA output? I need to use a VGA LCD monitor for starters. I looked at the picture and it does not look like it, but the specs seem to say so?

    thanks!!
  13. Is it necessary to test the PSU voltage before plugging everything in? I don't have a tester. :(
  14. He would have been happy playing bf3 with either one of those 2 cards he was originally inquiring about. You guys are going to be recommending $500 dollar cards by the end of this thread.
  15. Quote:
    384-BiT wrote :

    560Ti will struggle (none 448 version).

    Really ?
    @OP
    The 2400 is a sweet CPU accept it for what it is, it can't bee OCed due to the locked multi.
    Even the GTX 560 (non ti) can play the BF3 @ ultra but it won't be so smooth like with the ti version or above models.
    So in most cases you're good to go.
  16. Well, doesn't bf3s "Ultra" setting include AA and AF? I saw someone posting that it did but im not sure

    But honestly unless you are fine with spending 200+ then just lower some settings down one notch, like shadows or sunshafts :)
  17. mouse24 said:
    Well, doesn't bf3s "Ultra" setting include AA and AF? I saw someone posting that it did but im not sure

    But honestly unless you are fine with spending 200+ then just lower some settings down one notch, like shadows or sunshafts :)


    most of the cards looked at here will play BF3 very comfortably at ultra settings (1920x1080) with reduced/disabled AA, all other settings can stay at ultra

    chaz
  18. cps1974 said:
    most of the cards looked at here will play BF3 very comfortably at ultra settings (1920x1080) with reduced/disabled AA, all other settings can stay at ultra

    chaz



    Yeah, it concerned me that they were suggesting such high end cards, kinda making me wonder what their definition of ultra is... like 8x AA, MSAA, AF, etc....
  19. I play on ultra except I turned of AA. My GTX 470 runs it fine at 1920x1200.
  20. Ok so I ordered the Radeon HD 6950. Does anyone know how well it will perform in SWTOR with my system specs?

    Thanks
  21. GeneticWeapon said:
    He would have been happy playing bf3 with either one of those 2 cards he was originally inquiring about. You guys are going to be recommending $500 dollar cards by the end of this thread.

    Long time no see, how have you been old fruit?
  22. Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to say I built the PC and everything is running 100%. I'm able to play BF3 on high-ultra settings.

    Thanks for all your help.
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