Gaming at 1080p Settings all high, Both AA off, AO off
Game was running great on metro but jumping into caspian was showing the true age of my card. With Fps around 50s with dips in the 30s and spikes to 60s.
Is it worth upgrading to a 6970 or 570?
I over bought months back when the reference 6950's were in stock. Got a great deal on the two shader unlocked units sitting in my system right now after MIR. Anyway... I play all my games on a single 25.5 ASUS 1920x1200 with the in game settings maxxed out. So far a single 6950 has been able to deliver in every game I play. Been playing the BF3 BETA and rates are stable. Rates are still stable even if I trim my system down to one card by disabling xfire. I use vsync so it's pretty much 60fps all the time. Knowing that the BETA is using dumbed down settings I'm going to wait for the release. If a single 6950 does the trick one of my 6950's is hitting the FS thread. TBH I'll prolly turn a net profit if I do.
All that said my recommendation is this... Hold off until the release. If after release you find the rates your setup is delivering is not tolerable.. upgrade time. If you can live with it hold off and wait till the 7xxx series hist the streets then upgrade as the prices of the 6xxx series should drop appreciably.
Depends on the settings. Two HD6950s do fairly well in the game at 1920x1200, maybe a minimum of about 60fps exactly in Paris Metro, perhaps 50 or a bit less in Caspian Border with lots of players. One HD6950 though, you must be very tolerant of low frame rates if every setting is maxed. 35fps or so is pretty unpleasant for many.
Are you guys getting 100% GPU utilization? My HD 5850 seems to be running fine on High setting with acceptable FPS between 47 and 68 FPS at 1920x1080 but I see the GPU at 100% pretty odd.
The GPU temps will not go over 69c degrees.
Q9400 @ 3.5, 5850 @ 950/1200.
Caspian Border. 1080p. Terrain/Model ULTRA, Textures/Shadows HIGH. MSAA OFF. MLAA medium. HBAO OFF.
Avg 55 fps, Min 30 fps.
Very playable and fluid. The 5850 is a beastly card with an OC. If a gtx480 is ~10% faster than the 5870, a 5850 at 1ghz is ~= or slightly faster than gtx480. That puts it ~= gtx570.