GTX 570 max out BF3 ULTRA?

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Hi guys,

I've been having a tough time deciding whether I should pick up a GTX 560 Ti or wait it out a bit and get a GTX 570 when they are a bit cheaper around Christmas or January.

I want to be able to really enjoy BF3 on Ultra. I play at 1440x900. My processor is a Phenom II X4 OC'd to 3.7 Ghz.

Do you think the GTX 570 will be able to max out this game with decent frames at the resolution?
 

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Well, in Canada it seems the 6950s are so close to the GTX 570 in price.

Maybe a 1GB 6950 is all I need, and then I can crossfire in the future?

EDIT: I could go for a larger monitor but I'm fine with my 1440x900 monitors for now and it would allow for smoother gameplay anyway. But if I got a 6950 I could possibly save up for a 1080p monitor too.
 

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I just sold my Radeon 4890 1GB for $70, which is good because I can go without gaming for a few months and early in the new year if I have to.

I want to be able to really enjoy BF3 at this resolution.

My PSU is a Corsair 750 Watt and my budget for a GPU is <$300.
 

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lol.. I would save your money bud. The 560ti is ABSOLUTE overkill at this resolution. This card was meant to run games very smoothly at 1920x1080 resolutions. Hell, yours is actually two standards of resolutions lower!!

I would save yourself some money and get an HD 6870, which you can find for about $150 right now. Even this card is overkill for your resolution. It was meant to run games at over 60fps consistently at 1650x1080 resolution, which means it will absolutely kill anything you can throw at it.

Once again, get a cheap 6870 and you will not be disappointed and will also save some cash in the mean time.
 
At the moment BF3 seems to favor nvidia cards (560ti beats everything from AMD except from dual gpu 6990). So buying an amd card for BF3 shouldnt be a logic solution.
But, you should wait a bit (5-6days :)) to see some real benchmarks. Then I believe you would be able to judge if a card can play smoothly BF3 at Ultra setttings or not.
Edit: my bad 560ti is not superior from 6970, but is between 6950 and 6970. source: http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,847209/Battlefield-3-Beta-18-Radeon-and-Geforce-cards-SLI-und-Crossfire-benchmarked/Practice/
 

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The GTX 560 Ti and the Radeon HD 6950 1GB trade blows, with one of them being either as fast, a tad slower or a tad faster than the other depending on the game. Overall, the Radeon HD 6950 1GB has a very slight advantage performance wise, only “a couple of frames per second here and there
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Well yes but he is asking about BF3 and in BF3 560ti is superior (edit: at least for now till game release)
 

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920 2.6 overclocked to 3.4, 6gb ddr3, 24" monitor, Gigabyte GTX 570 Super Overclocked Edition........running BF3 on Ultra settings and 1920x1200 res........over 100 FPS no sweat. So realistic it's scary.

Just upgraded from an ATI card that was struggling to get 45 FPS on High settings. I believe that its the Nvidea drivers because to almost triple my FPS without tripling the GPU points to software......IMHO.

On a side note......save and splurge on a low-end Xonar sound card. Just put one in and the game absolutely explodes now compared to my onboard sound w/ Soundmax.
 

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Thanks a lot for the reply!

Yeah, my Radeon 4890 wasn't cutting it anymore at 1440x900. No overheating issues with your Gigabyte SOC? I was going to get the Twin Frozr III version but maybe I'll look at this model too.
 

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None that I am aware of. Honestly though, I haven't checked. After I saw the 3 fans and massive heatsink on the thing, I didn't really think a heating issue would ever come up.