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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 4:00:33 PM

Am planing to upgrade to the HD XFX 7870, but looking online i see reviews of people getting 55-60 fps on High settings in BattleField 3 is this true?

With my 7770 ruining on 13.2 beta drivers am getting 40-50 fps on ultra and 60+ on high, depends on the map but never goes below 40 fps on high settings.

Am expecting 60+ on ultra from 7870 2GB

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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 4:04:47 PM

If I remember right, BF3 is CPU and GPU dependent online. What is your processor?
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 4:06:03 PM

FX 6300 overclock to 4.5Ghz
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 4:06:14 PM

To get well above 60fps on ultra you would probably need a Nvidia gtx 670 or 680. I would wait to upgrade because both companies will be releasing their new series of graphics cards soon.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 4:28:28 PM

swilczak said:
To get well above 60fps on ultra you would probably need a Nvidia gtx 670 or 680. I would wait to upgrade because both companies will be releasing their new series of graphics cards soon.


Your telling me that my 7770 can do 40+ fps on ultra even 50 on some map with 64 players with MSAA On, and a 7870 cant do 60?
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 4:49:01 PM

The nvidia gtx 680 is the most powerful common video card on the market. I've read many user reviews that said they are getting around 75 fps on Battlefield 3 with the 680. I have a 7850 which is alot more powerful than your 7770 and it gets 45 to 50 fps on ultra, and about 65fps on high with an fx 8320 eight core cpu. I think the game is just coded poorly.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 4:53:42 PM

well if you are already getting the desired framerates on the 7770, whats the point of upgrading?

Also 7970 Ghz > 680 gtx in raw performance.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 5:00:31 PM

Well for one my HDMI port on the 7770 is not working and am i wanna play on my 24 inch 1080 tv, cause my monitor is only 900p, and from what i read the 7770 wont do well at 1080p.

What resolution you gaming at
swilczak?
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February 12, 2013 5:06:30 PM

I doubt the 7870 will get 60+ fps on Ultra at 1080 in BF 3

Dry
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 5:06:47 PM

I'm running it at 1920x1080 on a 120hz benq gaming monitor.
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February 12, 2013 5:12:17 PM

I was gonna say, my GTX670 gets like 65 fps with MSAA 4x and its more powerful than a 7870
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 5:45:45 PM

Am currently gaming at 900p so at that resolution it should be ok, but i want to game on my 1080p tv but my hdmi on the 7770 is not working
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 5:56:51 PM

If you have a PC input on your TV you can hook it up and set it to 1080p, you might need an adapter and it would be analog, but it still looks good.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 6:01:01 PM

yeah i did that but my tv is hooked up to surround sound and i would just rather use the hdmi and 7770 doesn't do that well at 1080p
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 6:07:48 PM

Getting back to your original question, you have to compare the 7770 and the 7850 at the same resolutions. I would guess the lower FPS on the 7850 are due to the reviewers (on the reviews you read) testing BF3 at 1080 P. You have your resolution at 900. So this is why you see the FPS you are seeing. A 7850 will out perform a 7770 at 1080P in BF3 any day. You have to make sure you are comparing different cards at the same resolutions to get accurate results.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 6:29:51 PM

So then at my current resolution i should see 60+ with the 7870
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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 6:35:05 PM

swilczak said:
To get well above 60fps on ultra you would probably need a Nvidia gtx 670 or 680. I would wait to upgrade because both companies will be releasing their new series of graphics cards soon.

Not really, it looks like it will be late 2013 for AMD.

ifreestylin said:
So then at my current resolution i should see 60+ with the 7870

If your CPU can keep up, there's a good chance even a 7850 would do 60 FPS at your resolution.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 6:38:13 PM

Ok thanks guys i'll be gaming at 1080p soon so it'll still be better than my 7770
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February 12, 2013 6:41:01 PM

yea, at 900p that sounds close, did the OP ever mention his CPU? at such a low resolution it might bottleneck?

Dry
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February 12, 2013 6:42:07 PM

DryCreamer said:
yea, at 900p that sounds close, did the OP ever mention his CPU?

Dry

Yep.

ifreestylin said:
FX 6300 overclock to 4.5Ghz

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February 12, 2013 6:45:25 PM

Man, I must have read this post 4 times and didn't seen that... I'm going crazy o.O

I don't know if a 6300 at 4.5 will still bottle neck at 900p??

Dry
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February 15, 2013 1:30:01 AM

Hope not. FX 6300 is a decent CPU, especially at 4.5 ghz.

Better than an i3 anyways
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 1:59:19 AM

burntpizza said:
Hope not. FX 6300 is a decent CPU, especially at 4.5 ghz.

Better than an i3 anyways



Thanks, gonna try and hit 5Ghz once i get tha H80 or H100
I probably could get to 4.7Ghz on air too
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February 15, 2013 5:30:47 PM

off topic, but I'd REALLY like to know if you do, I have an H60 and I don't think it will be enough to hit 5.0 Ghz :/ 

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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 9:52:38 PM

i know the H60 wont, it isn't much different from my cooler master hyper 212 Evo, but maybe with the H100

I got my 7870 today and a loving it, 60+ on ultra (BF3)
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 11:45:39 PM

Best answer selected by iFreeStylin.
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