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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    But talking of upgrades...

    I need a new graphics card for BF3....but don't want to/can't spend a fortune....Any ideas???
    BF3 is obviously going to require a beast.

    I've read min req and recommended req... they recommend basically a £200 gfx card.

    I'd go with this on a budget MSI ATI Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone Power Edition 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE Deus Ex PC Game [] Should be able to handle it but probably not full settings etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Just had a look on eBuyer to do have another think and I've noticed all the kit you listed is now more expensive then when you posted!
    It appears that I was looking at the Ex. VAT prices by mistake. Sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    It appears that I was looking at the Ex. VAT prices by mistake. Sorry about that.
    No problem! TBH, I did not even know you could view with/without VAT! Just assumed it was with VAT as that's how I always seem to ew kit on there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBloggs View Post
    BF3 is obviously going to require a beast.

    I've read min req and recommended req... they recommend basically a £200 gfx card.

    I'd go with this on a budget MSI ATI Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone Power Edition 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE Deus Ex PC Game [] Should be able to handle it but probably not full settings etc
    For that price, get two and crossfire them!

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    Ohhhhhh....Kayyyyyy!

    *gulp*

    Doesn't look like I'll be buying BF3 then! Can't justify paying that kind of money, to be honest!

    I shall stick to my Steam collection!

    So...Far Cry 2 anyone??? LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Ohhhhhh....Kayyyyyy!

    *gulp*

    Doesn't look like I'll be buying BF3 then! Can't justify paying that kind of money, to be honest!

    I shall stick to my Steam collection!

    So...Far Cry 2 anyone??? LOL!!!
    You think that's bad! Check out Nvidia's current toppest of top end GPU's! Asus MARS II GeForce GTX 580 X2 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [4716659008316]

    If I was the winner of that Euromillions money, I'd buy 6 of these and SLI them together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    I need a new graphics card for BF3.... but don't want to/can't spend a fortune....Any ideas???
    nVidia's performance guide for BF3 may help you decide...




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    I need to run the GPU utility on that site....

    But I'm now away for 5 days! Booooo!!!!

    If only I'd realised, I wouldn't have let my gf book us a log cabin!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    I need to run the GPU utility on that site....

    But I'm now away for 5 days! Booooo!!!!

    If only I'd realised, I wouldn't have let my gf book us a log cabin!!
    You still have a while until it's released. 28th I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Might be talking trash here... but I thought I saw a few reports saying AMD CPU's where performing better on BF3?
    You might be right actually. AMDs FX-8150 is a bit faster than Intel's i5-2500K and i7-2600k in BF3, but the difference between them is not large enough to warrant the poor performance of AMDs processor in most other areas, in addition to the significantly higher power consumption under load.

    In this first graph, we are comparing the AMD-FX8150 to an Intel Core i7 2600K and 2500K at stock, default settings. There were only very small differences in performance, with the Intel Core i7 2500K delivering the lowest performance, but only by a slim margin. Technically speaking, the Intel Core i7 2600K was 3.8% faster than the AMD FX-8150. However, with differences this small it was not detectable in actual gameplay, and meant nothing to the gaming performance we experience on any of these three CPUs.

    Interestingly, when we overclocked the CPUs there was a slight shift with the AMD FX-8150 coming out technically faster. The difference in this case was 5.5%, which again wasn't anything we could actually feel or detect while we were playing the game. When it comes down to it, for the Open Beta, all three CPUs performed similarly, and we couldn't tell any difference between them in this game. If you put all three systems side-by-side, you would not be able to tell the difference. (Source)



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    yeah i'd still go with intel

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    i say fckm, i'm not going to buy a new graphics card purely for one game.
    if i buy a card and it doesn't play bf3 very well, then i wont play bf3. i'm not going to justify spending out just for one game.

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    or get an xbox *runs and hides* =D

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