DPete27 wrote:CT_Messiah wrote:I would like to play next-gen games like BF4 and whatnot on ultra settings, but from what my friends, who are self proclaimed "PC Gaming Gurus" tell me, that's really just not possible for below $2,000.00
The R9 290X churns out 67fps @ 1080p, Ultra Settings, 4x MSAA. I'd say that's silky smooth. I agree with others here that the R9 290 will be plenty and save you some $ to put into an Intel i5 / i7.
My dear naive friend, you should not believe any garbage benchmark that ANY commercial site may post, ESPECIALLY when it comes to a multiplayer-oriented game I just played for a little bit (not a full round) on a 64-person server, Hainan Resort map, and used the "benchmark" function of FRAPS. Here is what I got when running on Ultra settings at 1080p with my 290x, running the latest beta drivers:
2013-11-01 20:11:33 - bf4
Frames: 75946 - Time: 980047ms - Avg: 77.492 - Min: 31 - Max: 122
Notice the "Min" result Did the game had an overall "smooth" feel? Subjectively - "yes", it was perfectly "smooth", but that's not the point I am trying to make here