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March 28, 2012 3:39:57 PM

I currently run a AMD Phenom II X6 1045T (Cooler Master Hyper 212), 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600, Sabertooth 990FX Mobo, Cooler Master 700W PSU, GeForce GTX 460 x2 SLI.

I want to play Battlefield 3 at Ultra not just High settings, if anyone could comment on what would best be my upgrade to accomplish this I would appreciate it. I am an AMD fan not Intel, I have no preference of NVidia or ATI. My budget is $300 I would like not to go over. I have considered;

FX 8150 Black Edition 3.6GHz Eight-Core Socket AM3+ Boxed Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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012-P3-2068-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Classified 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

I'm not set in my ways to these items an anyway it is just what I was thinking about before asking for advice.

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March 28, 2012 4:06:53 PM

Don't by bull dozer, your 1045 is better. if you want a better CPU....

Phenom II 1090T or 1100T. i have the same motherboard as you and i had to get off bulldozer, when i made the switch to Phenom II 980 yesterday, i could finally run BF3 at ultra with Stable frames.


A GTX 560 ti will not be a upgrade over your SLI.

My advice would be wait for the lower end Kepler cards when they arive in just 2-3 weeks. the mid range cards will have 2GB of Vram plenty of Vram for BF3 Ultra

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March 28, 2012 4:07:28 PM

your cpu is ok. you have to buy a better gpu. if you play bf3 in 1080p you have to spend more money on gpu. ght 560 ti 448 isnt enough for ultra...
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 4:16:12 PM

Yea your gonna need atleast a high end GTX 580 or one of the Kepler cards to run 1080p BF3. I can only run BF3 ultra on campaign, i don't have quite enough vram for Multiplayer.....Ill have a GTX 680 soon enough. (If they ever come back in stock)
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March 28, 2012 4:18:13 PM

Your current setup seems very good
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 4:53:51 PM

Yes but not good enough to run 1080p smooth on ultra
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 5:28:13 PM

are your 460's OC'D that could hel stabalize framerate for you
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March 28, 2012 5:29:49 PM

A GTX 570 might be enough for ultra depending on your tolerance for framerates. My cousin seems happy with that at ultra, but I haven't seen it and don't know what fps he is getting.
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March 28, 2012 5:30:20 PM

Get a Radeon 6990 or two 7970s. That should cover it. Otherwise, you already have a very nice system.
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 5:33:57 PM

firo40 said:
are your 460's OC'D that could hel stabalize framerate for you

His GTX 460's could Max BF3 all day if they had more Vram, but 1GB is just not enough. I use up almost a 950mb just running it on High
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 5:35:04 PM

Yea he needs to wait for Price drops, because nothing other than a 570 is in his budget to power BF3 Ultra
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March 28, 2012 6:20:10 PM

Say I increase the budget to 400$ does that help?
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 7:52:01 PM

Yea, but you still gotta wait for Kepler to get here, i mean you could get a 7950 with 50$ more....but my advice wait for the rest of Kepler to get here. it won't be long.

NVIDIA should be rolling it out close to mid april
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March 28, 2012 8:20:17 PM

Get a 7870 that wold be the prefect card.
When over clocked can reach the performance of a 7970.
It uses so much less power and your processor is good enough.
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April 4, 2012 12:01:11 AM

Best answer selected by JuvenileJonesy.
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