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Vid card and BF3 question

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July 5, 2012 9:58:12 PM

I have a HIS iceq 4780 1gb it runs BF3 at 30-50 FPS on medium settings. A friend has a HIS Iceq 6950 2gb for $150. He had it since it was new. His PC didn't run that great with it. He went with a NVidia 560 Ti. I know the HIS 6790 isn't burnt or bad, i know it was a compatiblility issue.

1. Is the HIS Iceq 6950 2gb worth $150?
2. Will there be an increase in FPS and or quality?
3. The old card is dx 10.1, the new card is dx11. How much will i notice dx11?
5. Will the increase in performance be worth $150?

My PC specs are in my sig (3 yrs old, but runs fine other than the video):

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July 5, 2012 10:58:49 PM

50bmg said:
I have a HIS iceq 4780 1gb it runs BF3 at 30-50 FPS on medium settings. A friend has a HIS Iceq 6950 2gb for $150. He had it since it was new. His PC didn't run that great with it. He went with a NVidia 560 Ti. I know the HIS 6790 isn't burnt or bad, i know it was a compatiblility issue.

1. Is the HIS Iceq 6950 2gb worth $150?
2. Will there be an increase in FPS and or quality?
3. The old card is dx 10.1, the new card is dx11. How much will i notice dx11?
5. Will the increase in performance be worth $150?

My PC specs are in my sig (3 yrs old, but runs fine other than the video):


The IceQ 6950 is still selling for almost double 150, 284$ before tax at tigerdirect.ca. The 6950 was AMDs second highest card in their last generation (6000), and can max out bf3, and to my knowledge any other games on the market. So yes, for 150$, that cards a steal.

You will notice a substantial increase in FPS AND quality. One of my desktops has a 6850, which is far off from the 6950 performance wise, and I can max out almost any game using the 6850. At this point, you re using an old card that wasnt considered high end even when it was new, the 6950 is a new card that is still considered very powerful, and is still widely used. The 6950 will blow your current card out of the water.

The differences between Direct X updates is minimal. I do believe you will notice better lighting and shading, though the real difference will be the card itself, not DX.

If you like maxing out games, and not worrying about what settings your computer can handle, then yes its much worth the 150$. The performance difference between the 2 cards will be very noticable. You could even buy the card and sell it for more than 200$, so yes, itsmuch worth it. :bounce: 



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