I'm looking for a card that will give me 80+ FPS on ultra on BF3. I have an i7 920 and I game on 1920x1080. Some people say a 7970 is overkill, some say it isn't. I don't have a brand preference either but one of the biggest factors about buying a card is noise. I'm considering the Sapphire 7970, ASUS CUII(?) and the MSI Lightning as I've read that those are some of the quietest cards. I'd consider a 670 too since they're at about the same price point. A 680 I believe is too expensive ($500+?) and some 7970's can be had for about $360-380ish, maybe even better as BF gets closer.
So I'm looking for some guidance on a card which will give me what I'm looking for. If you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks!
You haven't really asked a question here. Read the sticky more closely, and try to really ascertain what you're looking for. Overall though, yes, the 7970 is the absolute best Radeon that they make, so yeah it's overkill for you. Although, you're asking for 80+ fps, which is completely stupid, because the human eye/brain can't tell the difference between 40 fps and 50 fps, much less 80+. Yeah, BF3 is a graphics-intensive game, but if you look on this chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...107-7.html
And get anything in the top 6-7 tiers, you'll be fine. Personally, I don't like to be on the bleeding edge, it's a waste of money. You are definitely in the scale of diminishing returns. I like to get a little lower card that still is just fine for today's games, and then when it starts to struggle in the future, either Crossfire it, or upgrade to a single better card, whichever is cheaper for the amount of performance I get.
Must be a lot of stupid people out there then buying 120hz monitors...
Yup, just like there were a lot of stupid people out there buying cameras based off megapixels, or how during the Pentium 4 era everyone was buying computers/processors based off of the MHz clock rate. Marketing has latched onto the idea that people like numbers. Besides, 120Hz is usually only 24fps. You can see the difference between 24fps and 30fps (or 60 progressive, as the case may be). http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...206,00.asp
For most people, if you give them two choices and one has a higher number, they'll but.
I guess I should've added "What's a good deal on a 7970 now?" I say now, since there will always be a lower price as time goes on for computer components. If it is the case where a 7970 is just absolute overkill, which card has enough performance to consistently give 60+ FPS on ultra during a 64 player match?
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