posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 10:01 PM
Originally posted by LvSLoLo
Well ive just watched a youtube video of someone on the bf3 early beta with a GTX 560TI graphics card and he was on max settings and running between
40 and 50 fps so things dont look 2 good for a single GTX 560 TI to handle the game seen as its not the full game at high settings just reading
reviews on tomshardware about the GTX 560TI and it seems to vary between the company you buy the card from but looks like ill be buying either the GTX
560TI, GTX 570 or GTX 580 if i wait a week or 2 longer so basicaly im screwed ive got no idea wlf to do lol
40 to 50fps is fine.
What you need to worry about is the MINIMUM frame rate, not the maximum.
Your eyes are only capable of observing 25fps. Anything above that is fine. Anything below that is jerky. If your frame rate consistently drops
below 25, you have an issue.
Most gamers would prefer their frame rates to be around 60fps, because that generally indicates you've got plenty of headroom before you drop to
So, with that said...
a 560ti or a radeon HD6950 should do fine... and if you're concerned about frame rates, go another step up... or, better still, get a HD6950 and
run a bios flash and overclock so that you've essentially got a HD6970. Either way you'll be okay.
Keep in mind too... someone playing a Beta will have performance issues. Guaranteed. The drivers aren't optimised for betas, the game itself
won't be optimised... so it may run okay, but it won't run like it will at release.
So... go for either card, the 560ti or the HD6950, that's my advice. And if you have the cash left over, or if you want more performance down the
track, get another and run them in SLI or Crossfire.