Battlefield 3 Thread

Ankur

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God i still want this for pc, started playing again on 360 and the 720p resolution and no anti-aliasing kills the game graphically when on a 40"
Yea I realized that watching some Armored kill gameplay on youtube, dang console players are so slow, they take ages to aim, me!=console player.
 

jonnyp11

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Yea I realized that watching some Armored kill gameplay on youtube, dang console players are so slow, they take ages to aim, me!=console player.
depends on the person and the gun, with a bolt action sniper yeah console takes forever cuz you miss and they run but on the pc it's alot easier to aim, with other guns i aim and fire no real delay.
 

Ankur

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Currently enjoying Armored kill with the Tank Destroyers, dang its so easy to shoot down the Gunship, seriously the Gunship doesn't have much.
 

Darren

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Well ordered premium edition (Premium and full game) for 35 bucks last week and it showed up today. Got here much earlier than I expected. Installing now. Hopefully I don't have to download much stuff. Probably will though...

Origin doesn't seem to be having any issues yet. Already had it installed and it just recognized the disk, asked for code, then started installing.
 

Darren

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Yup got 5 gigs to download. Currently at 39 percent after 2 hours. Says 2 hours and 45 mins for the rest... Oh well...

I hear my card can do BF3 max at 1080p. Hopefully it does! :)
 

wolfeking

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should be able to. 480 did it at 130+ FPS fully maxxed with everything maxxed in NCP @ 720p. I would be willing to bet that it would do it with some NCP settings turned down at 1080p. Your card is slightly (margin of error faster) than the 480, and has more memory.
 

Darren

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should be able to. 480 did it at 130+ FPS fully maxxed with everything maxxed in NCP @ 720p. I would be willing to bet that it would do it with some NCP settings turned down at 1080p. Your card is slightly (margin of error faster) than the 480, and has more memory.
My resolution is 1600x900 so that helps things in terms of performance. I'll see how it turns out.
 

Aastii

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Even my hd6870 is able to play it maxed at 1920x1080.
Your only bottleneck will maybe be your cpu.
I'm calling you on that, my 560Ti, which is more powerful than your 6870, matched with my 3570K can handle at high/Ultra settings, but not all maxed out. I'm held back not by my CPU but by my GPU, so there is no way your 6870 is handling max settings @ 1920x1080, with full AA, full AF and keeping a constant 30+ FPS.

You have them on max (ALL max, not just ultra with AA and AF off) and go and fly, see what your FPS looks like
 

Darren

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Well I was getting 30 plus on Ultra at my resolution with full AA. However on a few occasions (top of a huge tower overlooking whole map) it dropped to 24. Bumped down AA a bit and it doesn't look much different but runs great.

On the gameplay side this is incredible. Not sure how people can say CoD is better. Sure it may have more action but if you die it's like oh, well I'll be killing people in another 10 seconds anyway.

Going to play as much as I can tonight since I have minimal homework.
 

Virssagòn

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I'm calling you on that, my 560Ti, which is more powerful than your 6870, matched with my 3570K can handle at high/Ultra settings, but not all maxed out. I'm held back not by my CPU but by my GPU, so there is no way your 6870 is handling max settings @ 1920x1080, with full AA, full AF and keeping a constant 30+ FPS.

You have them on max (ALL max, not just ultra with AA and AF off) and go and fly, see what your FPS looks like
How did you measure your fps? FRAPS can reduce it very much, or can I enable fps in menu from bf3. Or do you know a program that doesn't reduce it?
Anyway, everything enabled and maxed and it plays fluent (without looking to fps). Also my card is oc'd a bit. In cf it gets above 40, avrg 54 with fraps. But it has microstutter, so I play with 1.
 

Virssagòn

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I'm calling you on that, my 560Ti, which is more powerful than your 6870, matched with my 3570K can handle at high/Ultra settings, but not all maxed out. I'm held back not by my CPU but by my GPU, so there is no way your 6870 is handling max settings @ 1920x1080, with full AA, full AF and keeping a constant 30+ FPS.

You have them on max (ALL max, not just ultra with AA and AF off) and go and fly, see what your FPS looks like
K, I did F11 in game with FRAPS for 5 min everything maxed out, this are my results:

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
2776, 90216, 21, 44, 30.771

Don't know if fraps reduced it or not, but did it with fraps.
Maybe because my cpu is slightly oc'ed to 4.4ghz (gpu only to 950mhz clock speed)
I can maybe film this, but you can believe me.
 

Aastii

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K, I did F11 in game with FRAPS for 5 min everything maxed out, this are my results:

Frames, Time (ms), Min, Max, Avg
2776, 90216, 21, 44, 30.771

Don't know if fraps reduced it or not, but did it with fraps.
Maybe because my cpu is slightly oc'ed to 4.4ghz (gpu only to 950mhz clock speed)
I can maybe film this, but you can believe me.
1. What were you doing whilst recording?

2. Drop to 21fps, my point exactly. Anything below 30 I wouldn't have, 21, you can see the frames and you aren't far off a slide show at that point. Especially in online play, harder to aim, harder to spot, harder to fly, you put yourself at a distinct disadvantage. I can play with higher than 21FPS, but that isn't playable unless you are on a point and click game

3. The game isn't CPU heavy. My i3 2100 was getting bottlenecked by my 560Ti and still had more to give, it will easily max the game when paired with a more powerful graphics card
 
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