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  1. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Idaho I could not be happier with my GTX 480 for $200ish allowing me to run 4x AA and damn near Ultra at 1920x1200. While it does dip to like 35 at times in BF3 it never feels like it's struggling whereas my technically faster 6850 Crossfire did (and with only 2X AA and High). Probably because all my newer games are using almost all the 1.5GB vram; knew I needed more than I had. That's the real key to making this card the awesome value that it is right now. A 570 only has 1280MB, for example.

    P.S. I heard more about what happened on the TS the other night and I'd like to say I Think I side with "the Commie" you fucking redneck toolboxes. :p :roll:
     
  2. TheMailMan78

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    Glad to hear you side with Rubber Ducky. It explains a lot. :laugh:

    Intels draw way less power then AMD man.
     
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    Really ! Well then if I stay with an AMD card and go intel that would be safest then wouldn't it ?
    Which kind of was the plan any how. Mussels is gonna pop us if we keep this up though so I'm done about the cards and psu.
     
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    We are talking about getting you a stable rig for BF3 in a clubhouse based off of BF3. Doubt he will hit us with anything. He would have to hit everyone over at the UK clubhouse too. We just cant do PURE PSU talk. Thats what he was warning us about and I agree.
     
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    OK ! I'm stable with what I have I just need better frame rates at 1080p. I'm running at 1680x1050 on medium setting right now and if I set it any higher there is huge drop off. I can unload into some one and they just pop me a couple times and I'm toast. I know I suck, but I can tell the difference every time I bump it up.
     
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    My suggestion is...

    1. Get a better PSU. You can get a good one for less then $120 with the right sale.
    2. Wait for Kepler. See the results and reassess your budget then.

    No need to jump the gun.
     
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    I bought a GTX570 the other week.. I've not had time to play with it yet, but when I do I'll try to get some numbers up with it against my GTX480. :toast: But I would still do what TheMailMan78 said and wait... I just checked and the GTX570 I bought the other week is $40 dollars cheaper this week @ the Egg! So, yea i'd wait... hehehe
     
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    My 560TI 2GB OCed to its max clocks is alittle over a stock 570 but the 570 would be a better buy cause they OC very well I have read.
     
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    Yeah unless you were to buy a 480 which really can't drop in price much more anyway for awhile then you should probably just wait a bit. Bad, uncertain time to buy a new GPU generally though thats about to change.
     
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    My advice would be also to wait for the kepler 670, that would be probably also a GK104 with some things disabled. My estimate si that it will battle with the 7950 hopefully at the 7870 price.

    If you can't wait, although I think it's overpriced, a 7870 will do the trick, it's like 8% faster than a GTX570, consumes half the power and overclocks like a champ. But don't expect to give you 60FPS locked on ULTRA preset. I'm not a competitive player and like the beauty of BF3 graphics so I play with ULTRA preset 4xMSAA, Vsync on and all the glory with my slightly OCed 570 and I get a solid 45-50 FPS even 60s on less demanding maps on my monitor's native res which is 1680x1050.
     
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    Cough......drivers suck......cough.
     
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    Well, never had a problem but then again, never had an ATI card. OK, I had a 9600.
     
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    Been using ATI since the first "Rage" card in my 6500/300 PowerPC Mac.......and yeah ever since then its been a crap shoot for the most part. Nothing really bad however. Not until lately. Since 11.11 they have been junk. Since they got the new driver team they have become CRAP. I won't go back to ATI until they get thier shit together.
     
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    I did some research and it looks like the 670 is going to be around $500. Kind of steep. Yeah I think it is to early to make the move. It'll take me awhile to save the money any way so I'll hold out and see what looks good in a couple months. I really haven't had any ATI driver issues though since the first release of BF3. The 12's have been very stable for me. Thanks for all the input fella's.
     
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    I doubt the 670 will be 500 bones. That makes zero sense.
     
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    The MSAA in BF3 simply runs better with less of a hit on an Nvidia card too. I saw that reported in benches and it sure seems to be the case in my experience now that Ive tried both (granted equal amounts of memory would make it more of an apples-to-apples comparison between my 6850s and my 480 but still).
     
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    Yeah I run a GTX460SE on my Athlon Quad core and
    it runs really well considering the processor and 4 GB of DDR2.
     
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    This just happened. Joined with like 200 tickets left aswell :p

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    I was in the coach on Metro and they were trying to break out. Found a really nice view point and just kept killing their snipers. They saw me after the 10th kill, but just weren't as quick ;)
     
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    Hey guys,
    I tried going back to the graphics tab to see the pictures similar to boise49ers' signature, but that tab seems to not load the graphics anymore. Is it just my computer not loading it?
     
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    You would have got stabbed if I was playing.....or RPG.
     
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    No, no i wouldn't.
     
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    No one gets that kinda scores against TPU players man unless they are hacking which I know you don't. You put Dave, Alex, Brandon, Reayth, Highway, Crazy (when hes not being emo) Erocker (When hes not flying the USS Star Ship Penis) and me on the other team you WILL get stabbed or shot multiple times.

    Its just a mathematical fact. Just ask One Moar about the rape we gave him the other night.
     
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    I loled! We did rick roll his ass!
     
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