GPU which ran GDC Tech Demo confirmed!

#1 Edited by n0ne (50 posts) -

Damn forum errors. 
Reposting,
 
 @ repi You mentioned that the demo was powered by the GTX 580 card. SLI (2 or 3)? Debating on which GPU to settle on come fall. 
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@ themobsoftware only 1 geforce 580 card 
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Safe to assume a 580, coupled with a quadcore Possessor with 4-6GB of RAM would run this without issue. That being said, can we stop having the "ZOMG No one will be able to play without a SUPA COMPUTORZ!" I keep hearing on every website/podcast. You can build a rig that can play BF3 for less then the cost of your Macbooks, and would be more useful(Trolling not intended).

#2 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

So I have a Geforce 280 - what would be a good card to upgrade to before BF3 comes out (Nvidia only, ATI has always caused troubles for me)

#3 Posted by Stormlordelite (1 posts) -

I don't understand why anyone would upgrade now considering BF3 isn't gonna be out until Q4 of this year. Save up your money for when the game actually comes out and you'll get a better system for a cheaper price.

#4 Posted by Evilmetal (468 posts) -
@Stormlordelite said:
" I don't understand why anyone would upgrade now considering BF3 isn't gonna be out until Q4 of this year. Save up your money for when the game actually comes out and you'll get a better system for a cheaper price. "
It's these types of people EA/DICE are working to make the game accessible for. People with no patience, no ability to think and a no ability to analyze the situation. Velcro shoes will be top sellers in the near future.
#5 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

There are other games coming out before BF3, so there is a reason to upgrade for some before the game hits.

#6 Edited by Riddell (342 posts) -

Shame a GTX 580 costs nearly as much as a PS3 and 360 combined. 
 
I'm sure my GTX 460 will handle it nicely, but unless the console versions are complete pants, I'll most likely be picking it up on 360.

#7 Posted by Donos (1195 posts) -

Cool, that'll save me a few hundred dollars in October or whenever I buy my new comp.

#8 Posted by n0ne (50 posts) -
@Riddell said:
" Shame a GTX 580 costs nearly as much as a PS3 and 360 combined.  I'm sure my GTX 460 will handle it nicely, but unless the console versions are complete pants, I'll most likely be picking it up on 360. "
It's blasphemy to compare a powerhouse PC to a Gaming Console. To be honest, people who build killer rigs usually don't just do it for gaming or for e-peen. I use mine to code, media center, surfing the web properly(duh). As well as a lot of other things. It's like comparing a Pickup truck to a Semi truck. they can both do similar things, but a totally different levels.
#9 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@mosdl said:
" So I have a Geforce 280 - what would be a good card to upgrade to before BF3 comes out (Nvidia only, ATI has always caused troubles for me) "
Either a 560 Ti or 570 GTX if you want to stay Nvidia.  I actually got an EVGA GTX 470 as a warranty replacement for my 285 which died so I'd happily recommend that too (easly 25% faster than my 285 was) but of the other cards are even faster and cooler to boot.
#10 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

This was confirmed on the day it was shown. 

#11 Posted by withateethuh (726 posts) -

I'm sure my 5770 will run this on the second highest settings well.

#12 Posted by n0ne (50 posts) -
@Geno said:
" This was confirmed on the day it was shown.  "
Nice source.
#13 Edited by Bollard (5530 posts) -

I don't understand why everyone is thinking it will require such insane specs to run... Remember this game has to run on consoles people, so I'm sure it'll look good even if you haven't upgraded your GPU since 2007. (good as in same as consoles. I would hope.)

#14 Posted by Riddell (342 posts) -

I'm sure DICE have already said that if you can run Bad Company 2, you will be able to run BF3. 

#15 Posted by Kazona (3065 posts) -
@Stormlordelite said:
" I don't understand why anyone would upgrade now considering BF3 isn't gonna be out until Q4 of this year. Save up your money for when the game actually comes out and you'll get a better system for a cheaper price. "
Would you still not understand if I'm running a 8800GTS 512 right now, and desperately want to play other games at higher settings as well?
#16 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:

" @mosdl said:

" So I have a Geforce 280 - what would be a good card to upgrade to before BF3 comes out (Nvidia only, ATI has always caused troubles for me) "
Either a 560 Ti or 570 GTX if you want to stay Nvidia.  I actually got an EVGA GTX 470 as a warranty replacement for my 285 which died so I'd happily recommend that too (easly 25% faster than my 285 was) but of the other cards are even faster and cooler to boot. "
My MSi GTX 470 never goes above 65 degrees under load, I can't say the same for the GTX 570 and 580.  
 
If BF3 turns out to be really good I might do a slight upgrade, just the graphics card though I'm pretty confident my 4Ghz i5 is going to be more than up to the task!
#17 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@n0ne said:
" @Geno said:
" This was confirmed on the day it was shown.  "
Nice source. "
Nice being late to the party. 
#18 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

Now I need to check if any new cards are coming out before bf3 comes out that make it worth waiting.

#19 Posted by n0ne (50 posts) -
@Geno said:
" @n0ne said:
" @Geno said:
" This was confirmed on the day it was shown.  "
Nice source. "
Nice being late to the party.  "
I still don't see a source, so I imagine your full of shit.
#20 Posted by Bollard (5530 posts) -
@Ygg: Actually I can. My 580 always seems to run at 60 degrees when in use. I was quite impressed. Shame my cooling elsewhere seems to suck. My room gets quite warm. 
#21 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -

 I guess that's good news for people who want to upgrade, for me though I just hope my HD 5850 is up to the test when the game comes out :).

#22 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5256 posts) -

Ugh I need a new processor first. My GTX 260 is getting pretty old, but it still holds up pretty damn well. However a dual core........sigh.

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#23 Edited by Geno (6477 posts) -
@n0ne said:

" @Geno said:

" @n0ne said:
" @Geno said:
" This was confirmed on the day it was shown.  "
Nice source. "
Nice being late to the party.  "
I still don't see a source, so I imagine your full of shit. "
Are you blind? Look at the date of the tweets you linked to. This is old news. In fact I referenced that it was running on a single GTX 580 in this topic nearly 5 days ago. You made this topic yesterday. 
 
I realize you are a new poster, but around here we don't like people to be stupid and rude. 
#24 Posted by Th3_James (2578 posts) -

so when the game comes out i will see how my 5870 runs it, if I can't run it at the quality level I want I will get a new gpu, and sell my 5870 to a friend.

#25 Edited by n0ne (50 posts) -
@Geno:  Thanks for telling me the 1st time around. I searched and found nothing. Not to mention your post about it was an estimate, this is confirmation. Also seems like no one knew, so your welcome.
#26 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@n0ne said:
"@Geno:  Thanks for telling me the 1st time around. I searched and found nothing. Not to mention your post about it was an estimate, this is confirmation. Also seems like no one knew, so your welcome. "

easy there
#27 Posted by Sumbog (484 posts) -

I heard it was 2 580's running in SLI

#28 Posted by SamSharp505 (210 posts) -

MY 6870 should be good :)

#29 Posted by DystopiaX (5310 posts) -

Awesome, I'm building a PC soon and although I'm going a couple steps down from a 580, this means I should be able to play the game on medium settings smoothly at least (assuming that the graphical intensity doesn't get bumped up later, as this is pre-alpha footage and so there's probably less to render now than after more effects and textures get added in, etc.)

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