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

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February 24, 2012 8:13:46 PM

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

Thanks.
February 24, 2012 8:17:20 PM

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).
February 24, 2012 8:17:34 PM

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.
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February 24, 2012 8:20:43 PM

Not happening, sorry. You need to double your GPU budget if you want those framerates on Ultra.
February 24, 2012 8:27:00 PM

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 
February 24, 2012 8:27:28 PM

What if for example we exclude the AA?
February 24, 2012 8:31:13 PM

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.
February 24, 2012 8:38:36 PM

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.
February 24, 2012 8:47:05 PM

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.

February 24, 2012 9:53:08 PM

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.)
February 24, 2012 10:07:07 PM

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.
February 24, 2012 10:20:26 PM

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.
February 25, 2012 3:42:17 AM

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.
February 25, 2012 4:13:18 AM

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.
February 25, 2012 6:46:23 AM

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?
February 25, 2012 6:51:36 AM

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.
February 25, 2012 8:22:47 AM

With the GTX 560 TI? I highly doubt that.
February 25, 2012 8:28:00 AM

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
February 25, 2012 8:31:07 AM

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?
February 25, 2012 8:37:30 AM

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.
February 25, 2012 8:38:28 AM

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.
February 25, 2012 8:42:52 AM

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.
February 25, 2012 9:45:27 AM

I said I don't want 'advanced performance'. I don't have the funds to buy the high-end thingies.
February 25, 2012 9:50:29 AM

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.:) 
February 25, 2012 9:53:59 AM

Disable AA and youl get 38-45 depends on the OC ofcoruse
February 25, 2012 2:19:47 PM

Can any of you suggest me a setup that can run BF3 @ 1920x1080 at Ultra with 35+ FPS?
February 25, 2012 2:34:47 PM

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
February 26, 2012 6:33:48 AM

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=N82E168... for cf or sli.





February 26, 2012 7:43:48 AM

Would 600W be enough for the above specifications? Or do I need 650W?
February 26, 2012 7:46:46 AM

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.
February 26, 2012 7:48:00 AM

Alright, what PSU do you recommend? What brand/s?
February 26, 2012 7:56:08 AM

That can't be found in my country and newegg does not ship here either.
February 26, 2012 7:57:32 AM

which country is yours?
February 26, 2012 7:59:46 AM

Romania, what about Cooltek Value Series 650 W ?
February 26, 2012 8:05:16 AM

check for a good brand like seasonic,corsair or antec.
February 26, 2012 8:09:45 AM

Antec EarthWatts 650W Green
Seasonic SS-650HT 650W bulk


Both have relatively the same prices.
February 26, 2012 8:13:59 AM

buy antec earthwatt good one.
February 26, 2012 8:15:26 AM

What about OCZ ZS Series 650W ? Reviews show OCZ is a decent PSU brand as well.
February 26, 2012 9:21:45 AM

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.
February 27, 2012 2:09:44 PM

Oh and one more question. Would a 450W PSU hold the CPU+RAM+new Mobo until I get the GPU + A new 650w PSU?
February 27, 2012 3:47:54 PM

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?
February 27, 2012 7:19:35 PM

It's a DeLux PSU.
February 27, 2012 7:48:55 PM

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.
February 27, 2012 9:01:05 PM

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!
March 1, 2012 2:28:10 PM

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?
March 1, 2012 2:42:34 PM

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.
March 1, 2012 4:34:09 PM

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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