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October 27, 2012 11:09:02 AM

Hello Everyone this is my first post, anyway I was thinking of upgrading my system.

I am currently running an i3 2100 @ 3.1Ghz, 4gb of ram and a 500w psu, i am thinking of upgrading my gpu to a 2GB EVGA GTX560 (non ti) Super Clocked.

The card specs are ; Cores 336, Core clock 850Mhz, shader clock 1700Mhz and 2GB of GDDR5 memory.

Are these components capable of running BF3 at medium or low settings if i have to? I will be playing at a 1920x1080 resolution. I am hoping that i will be able to play at 45+ fps on either medium or low settings if necessary.

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October 27, 2012 11:27:42 AM

you can even play it on high but lower the resoultion
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 11:38:50 AM

Quote:
Hello Everyone this is my first post, anyway I was thinking of upgrading my system.

I am currently running an i3 2100 @ 3.1Ghz, 4gb of ram and a 500w psu, i am thinking of upgrading my gpu to a 2GB EVGA GTX560 (non ti) Super Clocked.

The card specs are ; Cores 336, Core clock 850Mhz, shader clock 1700Mhz and 2GB of GDDR5 memory.

Are these components capable of running BF3 at medium or low settings if i have to? I will be playing at a 1920x1080 resolution. I am hoping that i will be able to play at 45+ fps on either medium or low settings if necessary.


Gonna go with a maybe but it looks like it could barely do so on Low Settings. This benchmark is the i3-2100 but I didn't see the site specifically list that this was Multiplayer, so could be single player; and we all know i3 is good for single player but multiplayer needs i5 (quad core)

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4100-core-i3-210...
Look at the 7th chart. It is the 6850. A 560 (not ti) is about the same level as a 6850.
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October 27, 2012 11:47:18 AM

It should do fine. The GTX560 offers around the same performance level as a HD 6870.

You should be able to play the game at Medium or Low, or mixed of low,meds and high or even ultras (if you tinker around the settings) with no AA at a 1080p resolution. You should manage around 35-45 FPS.
You've got a dual core, although the game recommends a quad core, you should be fine on that level too.
October 27, 2012 12:16:23 PM

PLEASE play at 720p and use FXAA. Play with the settings (Don't crank up the shadows... They kill performance) And you're set!.
October 27, 2012 12:56:52 PM

why you stick with the 560 anyway , you have 3 other gpu's is better and one of them is cheaper ( HD 7850 ) and the other 2 is slightly expensive than the 560 and they are ( gtx 660 non ti ) ( HD 7870 ) specially with gtx 660 will have a great FPS @ high resolution. and yes you can play with the 560 @ low and medium but you will never reach 45+ fps.
have a nice day ;) 
October 27, 2012 4:56:01 PM

Hello everyone, i am thinking of upgrading my current gpu (nvidia gt430) to a gtx 660 (non ti). However I am worried that the 660 will bottleneck my intel core i3 2100 which is running at 3.1Ghz and also features hyper-threading. I am hoping to be able to play Battlefield 3 on medium or low settings if necessary. I play at a 1920x1080 resolution, I am hoping to achieve 45+ fps on battlefield 3 at medium or low settings. One thing i forgot to mention is that my system currently has 4gb of ram, i will probably make that 8 in the near future, my system is running off of a 500w psu (Support dual +12V and+12V outputs) which features the one 6 pin pci-e connector for the gtx 660.

Your help is very much appreciated.
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October 27, 2012 5:08:24 PM

Dave178 said:
Hello everyone, i am thinking of upgrading my current gpu (nvidia gt430) to a gtx 660 (non ti). However I am worried that the 660 will bottleneck my intel core i3 2100 which is running at 3.1Ghz and also features hyper-threading. I am hoping to be able to play Battlefield 3 on medium or low settings if necessary. I play at a 1920x1080 resolution, I am hoping to achieve 45+ fps on battlefield 3 at medium or low settings. One thing i forgot to mention is that my system currently has 4gb of ram, i will probably make that 8 in the near future, my system is running off of a 500w psu (Support dual +12V and+12V outputs) which features the one 6 pin pci-e connector for the gtx 660.

Your help is very much appreciated.

yes i would say get an upgrade. get the i5 2500k and overclock that beast.....
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 5:12:01 PM

corvetteguy1994 said:
yes i would say get an upgrade. get the i5 2500k and overclock that beast.....

lmao this is completely wrong XD. No an i3 will not bottleneck any single High end gpu. The i3's are very powerful chips and can hold their own. You will be fine.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 5:12:47 PM

The I3-2100 will cause a small bottleneck when playing Battlefield 3 in Multiplayer mode, however you should still be able to maintain an adequate framerate.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 5:14:41 PM

azathoth said:
The I3-2100 will cause a small bottleneck when playing Battlefield 3 in Multiplayer mode, however you should still be able to maintain an adequate framerate.

yea on 64 mp but below that it will be fine
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 6:32:37 PM

gamerkila57 said:
lmao this is completely wrong XD. No an i3 will not bottleneck any single High end gpu. The i3's are very powerful chips and can old their own. You will be fine.

i ment on bf3 on a full server.......
October 27, 2012 7:15:30 PM

Hello, I was wondering if this system would be capable of running battlefield 3 on medium or low settings. I was hoping to achieve around 35 or preferably 45+ fps with the following specs.

Specs -
Processor: Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual core, 4 threads (With hyperthreading)

Graphics Card: 2GB Evga Gtx 560 (non ti) Superclocked - Cores 336, Core clock 850Mhz, Shader clock 1700Mhz, 2GB of GDDR5 memory.

Power Supply: Cooler Master Extreme Power 500W PSU

Resolution: 1920x1080

Hopefully the following specs will be capable enough of running battlefield 3 at 1920x1080 on medium or low settings at 35 or 45+ fps. I am a little bit worried about the cpu bottlenecking the gpu but hopefully that won't be a problem.
October 27, 2012 7:25:10 PM

For that price, why don't you just get a 7850?
EDIT: But yeah that gpu would run battlefield 3 pretty good. I heard that the power consumption is pretty high though.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 7:28:44 PM

stay away from cooler master psu's.
October 27, 2012 7:31:34 PM

Ok, thanks for your help
October 27, 2012 7:34:41 PM

Thanks for the help, i was considering the 7850 as an option. Is the msi 7850 power edition any good for running bf3 at 1920x1080 on medium or low? Not to forget the 35 or 45+ fps of course.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 7:37:34 PM

You'll do better than med/low with a 7850 my friend runs better than that on his 6770. Also not all Cooler Master PSU's are bad some series are actually quite nice, you just have to look at the tests done to them.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 7:41:03 PM

I'd get the 7850, it's already better in BF3 than a 560Ti and with the new 12.11 drivers it gets a few more FPS. And you'll be able to play at higher settings.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 7:41:25 PM

Be carefull with "extremepower" and "realpower " series from coolermaster..
fake wattage, high noise and ripple, bad effecency, bad voltage stability.. :sarcastic:  :sarcastic: 

and yes..
your vga is capable to play bf 3 even at high setting.. ;) 

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Dudes..he's already have 560..and asking if his gpu can handle BF3.. :D 

Why you people suggesting 7850..? :non:  :D 
October 27, 2012 7:43:30 PM

look at benchmarks for the 7850. Both the 1gb and the 2gb version can handle BF3 @ ultra settings. The 1gb is like maybe 35-40FPS @ ultra, but the 2gb can handle on avg 50 fps I think. I think that the 7850 1 gb is really the best deal b/c for $170 its really good. plus if you want that 45+ fps, you can always turn MSAA off and lower AA.
October 27, 2012 7:57:24 PM

Hi everyone, I am going to upgrade my gpu in the near future, I was considering these two cards; 2gb Evga Gtx 560 (non ti) superclocked or the MSI HD7850 Twin Frozr III OC. I am hoping to be able to play Battlefield 3 at medium or low settings at a 1920x1080 resolution. I am hoping to achieve around 35 or preferably 45+ fps . I am slightly worried about my Intel Core i3 2100 (Dual core, 4 threads - hyperthreading) bottlenecking either of these cards. So which one would be the better card for playing BF3 at medium or low settings at 1920x1080, and not bottlenecking my cpu?
I forgot to specify that I will be playing BF3 multiplayer on 64 player server. Also would my cpu be able to cope with bf3 multiplayer?

Your help is appreciated.

Many Thanks.
a c 92 U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 8:00:53 PM

with a 7850 you can play on high no problem. The cpu will hold you back a little on 64 player maps but you will need to just go with it unless you want to buy an i5.

Most games won't have a problem with the i3 tho and you should have no problem running either gpu with the i3.

the 2gb cards are pretty much pointless at 1080p so you'd better off saving money if you can on a 1gb model. The 7850 is about 25-40% faster than the 560. It will be more if you plan on OC.

there really isn't a point to getting the 560 if you can get a 7850.
October 27, 2012 8:15:37 PM

Thanks for your help, like you said the i3 will hold me back a little whilst playing on 64 player servers, what would the average fps roughly be when playing on medium or low settings on a 64 player server with the 7850?
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 27, 2012 8:18:57 PM

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