Originally Posted by newtekie1
BF3 doesn't know what card you have since the GTX670 wasn't released yet when BF3 came out. So the auto settings have no clue what to use so they default to the fail safes. Set the settings manually.
i remember this in 2002 with Need For Speed Underground 1 and 2, 9700 Pro was able to max the Details Out on Both Games without Issues and Console Players of the time noticed how much more detailed the game looked on PC then.
Auto Settings are just the Median, Meaning its the one size fits all setting