I have a 120 Hz monitor and I want to buy a better graphics card to support my monitor. The purpose is to play BF3. My only requirements are to run at a 1080p resolution at 120fps. I don't care if I run at the lowest settings otherwise. What graphics card would best suit my needs? my motherboard only has a PCI express 2.0 so it can't cant be anything from the GTX 600 series. would a 570 or 580 be sufficient? What is the minimum card I would need?
My GTX 660 just got between 70 and 85 fps in a 64 player server on operation firestorm. I also played on a server with ~10 players on caspian border and the fps was between 80 and 115 normally staying in the 90's. Both games were on low and no Vsinc. I guess the results were so different because I need a better CPU. But knowing that I assume a a 680 or a 7970 can get the job done, maybe even on medium.
He doesn't have $470 for one and the 7970 overclocked performs better. Secondly if the refresh rate is 120 Hz that means it can display up to 120FPS so having a card capable of that is in theory better. Now it's debatable if the human eye can perceive that many but that's a different argument.