Hello I am thinking about upgrading from a 285GTX for battlefield 3.
My XfX 285GTX is under the minimum requirement and I can only play the gae on low settings with a sustained 60fps.
I'd like to know if a single 570 can run BF3 in ultra and if not should I opt SLI 570
I was thinking of buying a Asus 570 DCUII for the GPU cooler and then perhaps buying a EVGA 570 single slot card to fit my motherboard.
Motherboard: P67 Sabertooth 1155
Case: HAF full tower 932 blue
Ram: 8GB 1866 DDR3 G-skill sniper
SSD: G-skill sniper 120GB
Game drive, 500GB western digital 7200RPM
Sound: X-fi Fatal1ty Extreme pro gamer 2007
CPU: I5 2500K at 3.8Ghz
PSU 750W Corsair gold
Will I have heating issues with that set up and if so would it be better to buy two evga 570 single slot cards and will they have heating issues in sli over the other set up?
I will be running battlefield 3 on a 24" Asus ML248H at 1920x1080.
It depends on your meaning of enough...My 6970 can run it on ultra at 1080P...all maxed for 44 FPS on avg...its very playable...if you remove MSAA everyrthing looks the same and avg fps doesn't drop below 50...hovers around 55-60.... Its all playable...I think if you overclock the 570 you will get 50fps too...just leave the MSAA off...it adds no real improvement anyway
Battlefield 3 is not sli friendly. I have 3 way gtx 570 sli and I could not get it to play ultra setting. It runs best after I disabled sli and run it on high setting. Gtx 570 have only 1.2gb vram. You might want to pick up a gtx 580 3gb version if you want to play ultra.
hey Luke you sure you're drivers aren't the issue? I have a 2nd build that has 6970 CF and they do 70+FPS no matter what under ultra all maxed...why would 3 GTX 570s not beat that? I would think you get 100 FPS+
I do favor Nvidia more then ati due to a bad experiance with my 9800pro.
Okay so next question.
If SLI gives very little gain at my resolution would it make sense to go with a 1280MB card or a 2560MB card? I understand Vram probably is not an issue at 1920x1080 resolution in ultra detail on most games.
From what I have read Battlefield 3 is not very friendly with any thing on ultra and is best run on high not much differance in detail
If 1280 res then I will just go with Asus DCUII depending on how well the cooler is due to my room 90F all the time ;(
Kepler won't be out till the fall. AMD is releasing the 7000 series in January. The 7970 reviews are already out.
Anyway, a single 570 is enough for most of the game on Ultra. You might have to turn down the AO or AA a bit, but for the most part you should be ok.
The VRAM usage at 1080p can max out around 1.5gb according to some reviews, but it doesn't really matter. The texture swap is pretty fast so you don't really notice it, unless you suddenly go to a whole new area that needs to completely replace the stored textures.