Can a 550 Ti run BF3 High - 1920x1080

Building a computer for my friend and he has a budget of $850.

Just wondering if a 550Ti can handle BF3 on High at full resolution. If not whats the closest card I could get that could do it. (Will a 560 NON Ti do it?)
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  1. *NOTE:

    Its also going to be using an i5 2500 and 8GB of Corsair DDR3 1333MHz RAM.
  2. Here is a link to approximately the frame rates you would get. While it does not actually have the 550 Ti it will be very similar to the 460 which is included.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063-3.html
  3. The GTX 460 is a good bit faster than a 550 Ti, but they are somewhat comparable. I run a GTX 460 1gb OCed (check my build for details) and it run BF3 at ultra on a 1280x1024 res monitor with 30+ frames. That means that with a GTX 550 ti, you would get even lower because the power on the card is lower and the res is higher. Maybe medium with 2x AA. With an $850 budget, you can do pretty well. Does he plan on OCing? We can most liekly put together a build for him and get him a better GPU.
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    The GTX 550 Ti's are not the cards you want. I have two of them in sli and I can't get max on BF3 with good Fps. If you want a good card and if you can fit it in then the GTX 560 Ti. Here is another one you could look at the HD 6870 is a good card for BF3. Good luck to ya.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127545

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
  5. HostileDonut said:
    The GTX 460 is a good bit faster than a 550 Ti, but they are somewhat comparable. I run a GTX 460 1gb OCed (check my build for details) and it run BF3 at ultra on a 1280x1024 res monitor with 30+ frames. That means that with a GTX 550 ti, you would get even lower because the power on the card is lower and the res is higher. Maybe medium with 2x AA. With an $850 budget, you can do pretty well. Does he plan on OCing? We can most liekly put together a build for him and get him a better GPU.



    hey your at 1280x1024 derp, thats why you can play and second WHO AIMS FOR 30 fps

    stop being cheap people, pure proformance no compromise , :bounce:
  6. For an $850 build you need to make sacrifices.

    The first is the CPU. Get him at most an i3 2120, but probably a Pentium G870 will work best, then you can afford a decent GPU.

    The 870 is a good dual core. It will bottleneck a little bit but at least when the money is available you can upgrade it to an i5 2500. In the mean time you save around $130 that can go towards a decent GPU.

    A 560 or 6870 will play the game at medium, 1080p very smoothly. High settings and no AA will probably be fine as well, maybe a little lag.

    I'd suggest a 6950 over a 560 Ti unless you can get the Ti for a lot less.
  7. kingspider said:
    hey your at 1280x1024 derp, thats why you can play and second WHO AIMS FOR 30 fps

    stop being cheap people, pure proformance no compromise , :bounce:


    This is your first post? :pfff:

    He can game at whatever resolution he wants. He also never mentioned aiming for 30 fps, he said he runs it on ultra at that framerate. Obviously he can reduce settings and get more FPS but if that's what he's comfortable with, who are you to tell him otherwise?

    And it's not "being cheap" when it's all you can afford. If OP's buddy was a millionaire then yeah, he's being cheap. Chances are he's a regular guy and for regular people, $850 is quite a bit of money to spend on a piece of entertainment.

    Anyway, consider this a warning - do not be insulting on these forums. It is not tolerated.
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