Battlefield 3 graphics card help

-Intel i5 3.30 ghz (not over-clocked)
-Gigabyte SKT-1155 P67-DS3-B3
-1GB GeForce GTX 560TI
-8gb corsair vengeance memory
-1920x1080 monitor

Would anybody with a similar set up tell me whether this can handle battlefield 3 with ultra settings? I am going to buy this but I'm not sure if I should upgrade graphics card or not

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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  1. How could we tell you, you haven't even told us what resolution your monitor is......?
  2. geekapproved said:
    How could we tell you, you haven't even told us what resolution your monitor is......?


    He has.
  3. The 1GB of VRAM may be an issue but if you lower some of the settings to "High" then you will be just fine.
  4. The GTX560ti is the suggested card but it will not run BF3 on ultra settings in Full HD 1920x1080.

    No single card can max out all the settings in BF3.
  5. Novuake said:
    He has.


    Oops, my bad. :ouch:

    No you won't even get close to Ultra settings at 1080p. I've also heard the dual core cpu's don't play well in MP.
  6. Honestly, running the game on high settings isn't a bad thing at all. It looks amazing and runs very well on high.
  7. geekapproved said:
    Oops, my bad. :ouch:

    No you won't even get close to Ultra settings at 1080p. I've also heard the dual core cpu's don't play well in MP.


    Dude, it's quad core.

    It won't play on ultra totally, but will be at around 40 FPS without MSAA.
  8. thanks for all the help guys, greatly appreciated
  9. Sunius said:
    Dude, it's quad core.

    It won't play on ultra totally, but will be at around 40 FPS without MSAA.


    My bad again, I guess I need to pay attention more.

    I read it as i3 530, not i5 3.30. He should have said i5-2500 or 2500K.
  10. Sunius said:
    Dude, it's quad core.

    It won't play on ultra totally, but will be at around 40 FPS without MSAA.


    30-40 would be a safer estimate if you set all of the options to high / ultra. If you set the options to medium / high then you will probably achieve 30-50, averaging 40. Even on Medium settings at a 1920x1080, it still looks and plays better than a console.
  11. geekapproved said:
    Oops, my bad. :ouch:

    No you won't even get close to Ultra settings at 1080p. I've also heard the dual core cpu's don't play well in MP.



    I see my topics aren't the only ones that you poke your nose in and say rude things like 'How could we you, you haven't even told us what resolution......' What is so hard about asking for more info? You remind me of the kid that works at Burger King that makes you feel like he is doing you a favour by taking your order. Anyway, I can confirm that with a gtx 460 1GB @850MHz you can get 25 FPS with AA on ultra at 1920x1080 and around 45 FPS on high. With AA off I got around 35-40 and 55-60 respectively. You should do a bit better with the 560 ti. If memory serves me correctly, the only real difference between the two cards is the 560 ti has roughly 60 more cuda cores and a faster stock gpu frequency of 822 MHz vs 725 MHz for my gtx 460.
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