Can this SETUP run Battlefield 3 at Ultra with 40-50 average FPS?

AMD FX 6100 3.3Ghz 6-core AM3+
Corsair Vengeance 8GB Kit 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Green
AsRocK 870iCafe Socket AM3 R2.0
Inter-Tech Energon 650W
PowerColor ATI Radeon HD6870 1GBDDR5 256bit PCIe2.1

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  1. Probably not; you're going to need a more powerful GPU in order to do that. The 6870 is a midrange GPU and you need one on the high end to do what you're talking about (at least, if you want AA).
  2. Not a chance.

    BF3 is a monster and you have a mid-range CPU with a mid-range graphics card.

    BF3 cannot be played on ultra with that high of an average FPS with a single card setup.
  3. Not happening, sorry. You need to double your GPU budget if you want those framerates on Ultra.
  4. sardonicjester said:
    BF3 cannot be played on ultra with that high of an average FPS with a single card setup.


    My 7970 begs to differ... :D
  5. What if for example we exclude the AA?
  6. Bloomeyer said:
    What if for example we exclude the AA?


    I think still no... you'd have to check benchmarks but I think you'd need a 6970 to do that or on the nvidia side a 570.
  7. You don't want to disable AA. Ever. Makes the game look crappier. High settings with no AA looks worse than Medium with a little AA.
  8. You will be able to play with most settings on High and some AA. But there is no way Ultra, w/ or w/o AA.
  9. Bloomeyer said:


    Yes indeed, but that is single player, demands alot less from the GPU. My 6970 handles BF3 on Ultra 1080p quite well tho!
  10. my 6870 + athlon 2 x3 handles high fairly well on 64 player maps, not ultra, just high (I was getting good fps on ultra + no AA but my fps would drop every like 4 seconds down to 2fps... lag spikes.)
  11. Oh alright I see. So I suppose with THAT setup I will be able to play BF3 at High with 4x AA without any problems right?

    Also, what other CPU WITHIN that budget would you recommend? I was going for the i5 2500k but I am not looking for an expensive gaming rig yet. Thank you.
  12. Bloomeyer said:
    Oh alright I see. So I suppose with THAT setup I will be able to play BF3 at High with 4x AA without any problems right?

    Also, what other CPU WITHIN that budget would you recommend? I was going for the i5 2500k but I am not looking for an expensive gaming rig yet. Thank you.


    Why not an i5 2400. It should be like FX6100+$10-15, and it should perform extremely well.

    edit: Hmm my bad. the cheapest i5 at newegg is atm at $179 while FX6100 is at $149. But its worth every $ you will spend more.
  13. Not one person has asked about resolution :pfff:

    my 2500K machine with a single 6950 @ 1280x720 Ultra 4xAA hovers around 100fps; 1600x900 Ultra 4xAA hovers around 60fps; etc, etc

    The point is, it depends on the resolution your running.
  14. True but even with a low resolution his processor is severely bottlenecked in BF3 because that processor is low end compared to what you need to run ultra.
  15. I'm running 1920x1080. In other words, what processor would BEST fit for a 30-50 FPS performance at High/with some to Ultra and AA?

    Would the GTX 560 TI be better than the 6870? If yes, how better?
  16. Bloomeyer said:
    I'm running 1920x1080. In other words, what processor would BEST fit for a 30-50 FPS performance at High/with some to Ultra and AA?

    Would the GTX 560 TI be better than the 6870? If yes, how better?


    you will get about 30 fps with 2xaa and if none with high settings then 40-50.
  17. With the GTX 560 TI? I highly doubt that.
  18. Bloomeyer said:
    With the GTX 560 TI? I highly doubt that.



    with hd 6870 and with gtx 560 you will get about 50fps with some aa.

    see online gameplay it works really good and in bf3 the nvidia cards works well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr6Zla1evK0
  19. Alright then, what other Intel processor or even AMD would you recommend in the budget I have that could run BF3 and not bottleneck the GPU?
  20. Bloomeyer said:
    Alright then, what other Intel processor or even AMD would you recommend in the budget I have that could run BF3 and not bottleneck the GPU?


    between amd and intel i will choose intel for gaming and amd for multitasking.

    your cpu will be fine and not bottleneck your gpu.

    if u have fx 6100 already then ok but if you are thinking to buy then buy a intel i5 2500k in littlebit higher price.
  21. I don't have any of those specs. I am planning to upgrade my PC and I need something that can last for a couple of years without having problems running the newer games.
  22. Bloomeyer said:
    I don't have any of those specs. I am planning to upgrade my PC and I need something that can last for a couple of years without having problems running the newer games.


    so wait for ivy bridge if u want advanced performance i think they will launch it till april or buy i5 2500k for now or more higher but not a fx 6100.
  23. I said I don't want 'advanced performance'. I don't have the funds to buy the high-end thingies.
  24. Bloomeyer said:
    I said I don't want 'advanced performance'. I don't have the funds to buy the high-end thingies.


    ok so that setup will be ok fx 6100 will be ok or if u can buy then buy a phenom ii x 980be which gives more performance in gaming then the fx 6100 and will not bottleneck that card.:)
  25. Disable AA and youl get 38-45 depends on the OC ofcoruse
  26. Can any of you suggest me a setup that can run BF3 @ 1920x1080 at Ultra with 35+ FPS?
  27. Bloomeyer said:
    Can any of you suggest me a setup that can run BF3 @ 1920x1080 at Ultra with 35+ FPS?


    A 4 GHz 6 core Phenom II OR an i5-2500k paired with a Radeon 6970 or GTX 570
  28. Bloomeyer said:
    Can any of you suggest me a setup that can run BF3 @ 1920x1080 at Ultra with 35+ FPS?


    cpu:-amd phenom ii x 4 980be its good then amd phenom ii x 6 in gaming or if u want more gamia i52500k.

    ram:- 4 or 8gb gskill ripjaws 1600mhz

    motherboard:- m5a88t evo v am3+

    gpu:- hd 6870 for cheaper,hd 69502gb,gtx 560ti,gtx 570.:)

    psu:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 for cf or sli.
  29. Would 600W be enough for the above specifications? Or do I need 650W?
  30. Bloomeyer said:
    Would 600W be enough for the above specifications? Or do I need 650W?



    it would be more better if u get an 650w psu so u can overclock you cpu and gpu both and also cf or sli.
  31. Alright, what PSU do you recommend? What brand/s?
  32. this.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014

    its an xfx one powerful built and seasonic unit so you wont be dissapointed.:)
  33. That can't be found in my country and newegg does not ship here either.
  34. which country is yours?
  35. Romania, what about Cooltek Value Series 650 W ?
  36. check for a good brand like seasonic,corsair or antec.
  37. Antec EarthWatts 650W Green
    Seasonic SS-650HT 650W bulk


    Both have relatively the same prices.
  38. buy antec earthwatt good one.
  39. What about OCZ ZS Series 650W ? Reviews show OCZ is a decent PSU brand as well.
  40. Bloomeyer said:
    What about OCZ ZS Series 650W ? Reviews show OCZ is a decent PSU brand as well.


    Yeah OCZ are trustworthy i believe.

    But I can say that I run BF3 on my 6970 + i5 2500k with around 45 fps, and it rarely drops below 30, which is where your eyes start noticing, and this was Kharg Island 64p i believe.
  41. Oh and one more question. Would a 450W PSU hold the CPU+RAM+new Mobo until I get the GPU + A new 650w PSU?
  42. Yes I do believe so, cause nowadays CPUs @ Stock only usually use 100w or so, and RAM is usually not debated for power consumption?
    Anyway I used to run my i5 2500k and 6970 with a 550w Corsair, so my bet is yeah no problems, but it's all 'bout the quality i suppose! What PSU is it?
  43. It's a DeLux PSU.
  44. The card can max it without AA, will get above 30 FPS at under 1080p. Just use an SMAA or FXAA injector. No performance loss. Not sure about how well it will do with that CPU though.
  45. Don't know anything about a DeLux, sorry, but what the hell, trial and error right? If it won't power up, it simply won't power up! Then you'll have to get that PSU early :). But I do doubt it wouldn't run on 400w without a GPU!
  46. Alright, I ordered the i5-2500k, 2x2gb of Corsair memory. Would the GTX 560 TI suffice for ULTRA on 1920x1080? Or do I need better, such as gtx 570 or even the Radeon HD 6950?
  47. A 560ti is not going to play ultra with AA smoothly at 1080p. It may not even be smooth on ultra without AA. Playable - probably, but smooth - no. Didn't we cover this like 5 times in this thread already?

    If you want smooth gameplay on ultra with AA, you should be looking at GTX 580/Radeon 7950 performance and up.
  48. if you want ultra get ready to pay for it, thats the point here, you cant "cheap out" and get the performance you want, you need to pay to play, so buy the best you can afford.
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