What is best $150-$200 card for BF3?

Whats the best card for Battlefield 3 in the $150-$200 range?

550BE unlocked to qaud 3.6ghz
4 GB DDR3

Currently using a 5750 that's barely running the game.

Thx
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  1. Omaroma is right, Battlefield does prefer nvidia. So, the 560 ti would perform better in that ONE game, but overall the 7850 is a better card that is close to 570 level performance. If you could push your budget a little more, you could get a 660 for about $230
  2. This is just about the best 7850 out there
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127688
    It will allow for some pretty insane overclocks, for the price it can't be beat.
  3. XXStavrosXX said:


    Hey, you just did the same thing in my thread.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/379445-33-7850-7770

    Would it kill you to put an explaination along with a link. :D
  4. Get a 7850 or a 7870 if you can find one on sale.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7750_IceQ_X/8.html
  5. forr3zt said:
    Overall the 7850 is a better card that is close to 570 level performance.

    +1 to this, the 7850 it's gonna work nicely on it, on BF3 it's just ~4FPS faster than the GTX 560Ti but it's overall a better card in other games. Radeon HD 7850 (Standard version it's blue bar) Review
  6. That is true, bf3 does work better with NVIDIA. However the 560 Ti is 30-35 bucks more. And its difference is minimal. If your willing to pay the extra 30-35 bucks for 3-5 FPS then go ahead. As that the 7850 beats the 560 Ti in ALOT. And it only loses in portal and bf3. By a very small margin.
  7. the 7850 beats the 560ti in BF3 and the 7870 beats the 660
  8. abCasPeRR said:
    That is true, bf3 does work better with NVIDIA. However the 560 Ti is 30-35 bucks more. And its difference is minimal. If your willing to pay the extra 30-35 bucks for 3-5 FPS then go ahead. As that the 7850 beats the 560 Ti in ALOT. And it only loses in portal and bf3. By a very small margin.



    +1
    If you play ANY games other that battlefield 3, go find yourself a nice 7850 and call it a day.

    Enjoy!
  9. Lol at people recommending a 560ti. The 7850 is a much better card (especially the 2gb version). My Gigabyte 7870 @ 1225/1350 laughs at bf3 with the new 12.11 drivers.
  10. diec4st said:
    Lol at people recommending a 560ti. The 7850 is a much better card (especially the 2gb version). My Gigabyte 7870 @ 1225/1350 laughs at bf3 with the new 12.11 drivers.


    +1
  11. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/5.html

    another vote for the 7850. the 560ti should perform slightly faster than the 6950 at best, so that should bring the performance equal to a 7850 with the recent AMD driver, again, at it's best. the reason for the 7850 here is the lower power consumption and lower temps.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=547
  12. Hehe, thanks for all the responses :) I will give the 7850 a try!
  13. For another 20 bucks the 7870 is a good one too?
  14. for another $20, if you can spend on it, why not? the TPU article i linked showed a ~10fps boost.

    some more links

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu_driver_comparison_roundup/4

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu_driver_comparison_roundup/3

    non-ghz 7870 should perform close to a non-ti 660 if not slightly better.
  15. If you can do it, get the 7870. It's a great choice.
  16. I agree for your budget, stretching a little will go a long way in the form of the 7870.
  17. Well I've encountered a problem. I didn't mention I'd be upgrading my motherboard to a PCIe 3.0....that's not going to happen now...Christmas spending and all, no budget for it for a while...

    Soooo... is there a 6000 series, like maybe a 6950? I know they are getting harder to find though. I know a 3.0 GPU is backwards compatible but surely the loss of bandwidth will make upgrading to a 7850 kind of moot....
  18. GTX 560TI hands down. BF3 and nVidia are in love.
  19. Commandermadi said:
    GTX 560TI hands down. BF3 and nVidia are in love.


    EVGA (01G-P3-1561-AR) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1GB GDDR5
    - 850 MHz Clock, 4104 MHz Memory
    - PCI Express 2.0, Dual DVI-I, Mini HDMI

    On sale at a local store for $84 ... Good deal? Only 1 gig though.
  20. A GTX 560 Ti for only $84 is definitively a good -- even a bit suspicious to be true.
  21. jemm said:
    A GTX 560 Ti for only $84 is definitively a good -- even a bit suspicious to be true.


    Turns out its open box. $84 was with the MIR so it cost me $107 with tax and a %10 discount for OB. Box was beat up but no connectors were opened and the peel off plastic on the top of the card was still on and no dust anywhere and no scratches on the part that slides into your board ... Hopefully someone just tried it once and didn't like it!
  22. Hopefully it all works out, if it does that is a great deal!
  23. I'm sorry to keep this topic going, but I am having a problem. Or two....

    First problem, the open box deal was a bust. I had many issues after installing it. Black screen 30 seconds after windows boot up. Checked to see if maybe dual monitor set up was causing that (i dont have dual) was still set to single. Before installing I removed old ATi drivers, and swept as well. I managed to overcome somehow, the black screen after boot up, but whenever playing ANY game for 30 sec to 1 min same result, black screen. PC still running but no visual. I uninstalled drivers, reinstalled previous drivers, and even a driver pack before the most recent oldest. Same result. I even reinstalled windows and started that process over again because I really wanted that card to work since it was such a killer deal.

    I returned the GTX 560ti, and bought a Asus 7850. Works awesome but I get the BSOD dumping physical memory screen anywhere from 10 to 30 mins of playing.

    I've spent the last hour reading up on BSOD phsy mem dump problems, and diagnosis, but I can't seem to fit any of the common causes into my situation. I have above average experience with hardware issues, but certainly not even close to an expert. Maybe if I list my specs again someone might be able to chime in with some help I hope. My system is over three years old but I really can't see how anything would cause that problem from being not up to par with today's demands.

    Phenom 550BE (Unlocked to XB50) 3.45 ghz
    G.Skill ripjaws 4GB CL8
    Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
    750w PSU - generic brand (edit... Its an Ultra PSU)

    The only thing I am wondering is, could it be a power supply issue? For the past 3 years ive been using a 5750. In that time, maybe just 1 or 2 phsy mem crash. I even used to run two at the same time.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  24. May be its the PSU.
  25. So does that make the error message misleading? I did edit the reply to say it was a Ultra PSU. May as well be generic I suppose. Certainly that mobo, CPU and ram should be more than enough of a platform for any current game on high settings?
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