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News Battlefield 3 recommended specs only good for medium settings

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 23 Sep 2011.

  1. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    I think the point being made is that he is very interested to see what these cards can do because he cant do it himself...?
     
  2. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    Like other comments, I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  3. K404

    K404 It IS cold and it IS fast

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    Really weird to think that a £40 PC game needs £700+ of GPU hardware to run it WELL.....

    GPU upgrade.... PSU upgrade.......for some, a cooling upgrade.... IMHO, it'll take an OC'd SB to really feed the GPUs well enough

    But hey..... maybe the PC gaming market needs this *to some extent* to get things moving again
     
  4. fingerbob69

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    If I had a pound for everytime on here ppl said 'my HD/gtx can run everthing at max settings' ...I'd be able to afford to upgrade mine! Well, seems there might be a game coming along that makes that phrase redundent, atleast for a while. That's something that has to be welcomed.

    I take it this game is an nVidia TWIMTBP tie up hence the early beta driver and 'it takes two 580s' line of advertising. I just hope it isn't borked for the red team!
     
  5. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    My HX850 looks sad at the thought of having to get another 480GTX.....

    Eon however.....
     
  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    My 580 runs nearly everything at max smoothly, just the odd game that makes it say wtf I can't handle it metro 2033 & arma II comes to mind :D.

    But it's great because it's clearly a game thinking of future GPU's while at the same time recomending what's needed to get the best of it on day 1, can't say I've seen any other big game releases do this before & it's very respectable to do that :thumb:.
     
  7. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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  8. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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  9. urobulos

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    I'd expect one 580 to run the game at max settings up to 1080p really. Otherwise they are going a bit overkill. At the end of the day it depends how the game looks and runs. If medium settings look better than highest possible settings on Bad Company 2 then there will be little reason to complain.
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :lol: Don't believe the hype guys were right :D, then why did EA come out & say sli 580's :eeek::lol:. Good news for none overkill setups though but I expect a little disapointing to overkill setup owners unless they are running in 3d vision or 120hz or crazy res :D.

    So now we know & it looks awesome on a single GPU so may well be the one that gets me playing multiplayer again :D I hope you can go in all the buildings for some sweet cover & interesting gameplay, it looks that way :rock:.

    Cheers for that Redbeaver :thumb:.
     
  11. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    My 5870 runs it smooth as silk on high settings @1920x1200 with HBAO off and shadows on medium. No crashes and no real noticeable framerate drops. Happy days.

    The engine is beautifully optimized.
     
  12. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

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    Proved right. Self-rep :D Maybe larger, more open maps like Caspian will be more taxing but we'll have to wait and see.
     
  13. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Good to hear, long live the 5870! :D
     
  14. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Damn straight!

    GPU runs at full pelt, temps are at 70. CPU and RAM are at a steady 60% usage and temps are acceptable.
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Good news :) but I have a bad feeling though that the multiplayer is fine on normal rigs & the single player might be extreme, does the beta have any of the single player mode?.
     
  16. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    I gotta great deal on a dell 27" IPS so Ive got to fulfill the expectations of 2560 x 1440 on a q6600 and a 8800gt. Something tells me a new pc is in order.
     
  17. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    [​IMG]

    I don't think my comp is gonna run it, damn, maybe i'll try 2 hamsters.
     
  18. beholdem

    beholdem New Member

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    Bttlefield 3 settings

    i am playing crysis2 with 2 5870s no problem on highest settings
     
  19. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Well-Known Member

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    The fact that I get a min 27fps, max 70fps and an average of 36.552fps with my gtx 460 oc'd to perform at the level of a 470 (minus the extra vram obviously) with everything on high and 2xAA show's this story to be complete toss.

    Edit: test was done using fraps through one whole game.

    Edit Edit: 1920 x 1080 res
     
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  20. jake9891

    jake9891 Loves Internet Shopping

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    hmmm I think its time to upgrade my 8800gt
     
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