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disolitude said:

Back to landscape... Yeah, I think 560TI maxes out at 1GHz. Mine wouldn't go up at all anymore without overvolting it.

That was actually a pretty crapy trade. GTX470s for gtx560s.

GTX560s ran cooler and were clocked at 1GHz out of the box but GTX470s had more memory, more cores and are only at 600mhz stock. I couldn have pushed those puppies to 800mhz easily and had them stable with some extra cooling which would beat GTX560s at 1 GHZ.

Yeah, I've never done OC's on a GPU that involved messing with the voltage. I just go up 25 MHz at a time and spend some time in a game to see if everything is alright.

That's true. I think the 470's were a fairly overlooked card because the GF-104 kinda stole their thunder with their lower price, cooler operation and good overclockability. I guess people just seemed to want to overlook the overclockability of the 470's. I know that's what I did . Their higher memory would've worked wonders on your immense resolution setup as well.

Do you sell of your old cards? If so, how? Just Kijiji? I'd love to own your hand-me-downs



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michael_stutzer said:

Thanks :). I may try overclocking when BF4 comes out, but it is okay for now :).  It seems it performs nicely with BFBC 2, especially for a person who got used to 30 fps games :). By the which program are you using to capture FPS? I was using something like frups or fraps but iirc it was slowing the machine down so I deleted it.

Fraps is a pretty common one. I've heard people having problems of slow-down and crashing with it but I've never personally seen slow down unless I was also recording video using it. More recently I've been using the on-screen display feature of programs like MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision. You can set them up to show stats like GPU temperatures, fan speed, fan speed percentage, GPU usage, FPS, etc. I did have an issue with these programs when trying to run GTA IV. The game would crash when loading a save file when I had these applications running so I just don't use them when I play that one game.

Here's a benchmark someone did with the alpha of BF3: http://gaming.icrontic.com/news/battlefield-3-alpha-benchmarked-translation/

The CPU's seem to be pretty well OC'd but the game seems to run decently enough (~38-39 FPS average, dipping to mid 20's with our cards) at 1920 x 1080 and a good number of graphics options cranked up. Again this is alpha so the game will go through quite a few optimizations between then and now increasing performance, but may also have more effects and higher quality assets put into it, dropping performance in the final version. It's impossible to tell how it will work out until people get their hands on the beta.



trasharmdsister12 said:
disolitude said:

Back to landscape... Yeah, I think 560TI maxes out at 1GHz. Mine wouldn't go up at all anymore without overvolting it.

That was actually a pretty crapy trade. GTX470s for gtx560s.

GTX560s ran cooler and were clocked at 1GHz out of the box but GTX470s had more memory, more cores and are only at 600mhz stock. I couldn have pushed those puppies to 800mhz easily and had them stable with some extra cooling which would beat GTX560s at 1 GHZ.

Yeah, I've never done OC's on a GPU that involved messing with the voltage. I just go up 25 MHz at a time and spend some time in a game to see if everything is alright.

That's true. I think the 470's were a fairly overlooked card because the GF-104 kinda stole their thunder with their lower price, cooler operation and good overclockability. I guess people just seemed to want to overlook the overclockability of the 470's. I know that's what I did . Their higher memory would've worked wonders on your immense resolution setup as well.

Do you sell of your old cards? If so, how? Just Kijiji? I'd love to own your hand-me-downs

Yeah they usually end up on Kijiji lol. I am kinda commited to this setup now and even plan to add a 3rd 580 down the road so I won't be selling any computer stuff. However I do plan to sell my 720p 3D projector setup and screen and upgrade to a 1080p 3D one...lol.

As soon as Optoma sends me a new GT720 its going on Kijiji. I bought it 4 months ago and the damn thing broke...luckily still under warranty.



As for me, I'm running an i5 2500k and an HD 6950 2GB coupled with 8GB of RAM. I think I'll be fine.



michael_stutzer said:

Here is my system: AMD phenom 2 x6 2.80 GHz, 4GB RAM, Radeon HD 5830 1GB. Can I play it with good settings?

I am guessing you are questioning your GPU. I am no expert but I think you should be able to run B3 with some decent settings on your 5830.

My reason for saying this is that I play B2 with the frostbite engine on my cousins PC who also have the HD 5830 ( I am not so sure about his CPU or RAM) with max settings and it was decent.... at least to me it was decent.

Frostbite 2 that is used on B3 is not that far more power hungry (depends on who you listen to) than the original.

I think that you should be able to happily run the game somewhere between medium setting and high (max).

As usual buy the game and see how it goes before you read to much into specs (which companies like Nvidia and AMD love as it gets a few people to go out and upgrade to the recommended card without thinking) but I am sure you already know this.

My rig surpasses the recommended specs but still undecided on which platform to get it on, console or PC.

I must say I am more tempted to get the PC version because after shelling out money to build my PC it seems like a waste not to use B3 to put it to some good use instead of work.



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"bkohn1 @zh1nt0 so can you tell us if the recommended system requirements are enough to run the game on ultra?"

"zh1nt0 @bkohn1 recommended is usually medium"


http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/116140116820504576

So... the recommended specs are to run the game on medium settings xD



bkohn1 Bob Kohn
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@zh1nt0 "so would one GTX580 run it on ultra? Or do I need two of them?"

@zh1nt0 Daniel Matros
@bkohn1 2

http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/116140729864159232



You'll need 2 GTX 580 to play it on ultra :P



A banner stolen from some site xD

Release Final Fantasy Versus XIII nowwwwwwwwww!!! lol :P

"Recommended is usually medium"

oh crap



justinian said:

I am guessing you are questioning your GPU. I am no expert but I think you should be able to run B3 with some decent settings on your 5830.

My reason for saying this is that I play B2 with the frostbite engine on my cousins PC who also have the HD 5830 ( I am not so sure about his CPU or RAM) with max settings and it was decent.... at least to me it was decent.

Frostbite 2 that is used on B3 is not that far more power hungry (depends on who you listen to) than the original.

I think that you should be able to happily run the game somewhere between medium setting and high (max).

As usual buy the game and see how it goes before you read to much into specs (which companies like Nvidia and AMD love as it gets a few people to go out and upgrade to the recommended card without thinking) but I am sure you already know this.

My rig surpasses the recommended specs but still undecided on which platform to get it on, console or PC.

I must say I am more tempted to get the PC version because after shelling out money to build my PC it seems like a waste not to use B3 to put it to some good use instead of work.

Pretty much. The CPU and RAM should be enough for a while but I haven't kept track of all the cards released lately. Thanks for the info.

If you have a lot of friends on consoles then it might be better to go for the console version, which is something I do for most of the time. I generally dont care about the looks as long as the game is fun. However, it seems BF3 will use all the power available in modern PC's. Plus it has 64 player online which sealed the deal for me.



Ill be lucky to get passed the main menu . Powerful as expected.



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Gaming on: PS4 Pro, Switch, SNES Mini, Wii U, PC (i5-7400, GTX 1060)

Yep... just as I thought. I would require a new video card... meh I'll just stick to the PS3 version. Save me over $200.