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So i would be able to max out all settings for example in metro 2033
With the 1.5 GB?

Easily ? on 1 monitor .

If you want to do 3 monitors ull need two 580's in sli and 3gb would help heaps with antiliasing and high res textures .

for 1 monitor 1.5gb is fine .
    
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First i will se tomorrow if i can change the cards
If i can i will get the 3Gb ones. If not I will see
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How has this thread even gone on this far lol..
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post #24 of 30
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First i will se tomorrow if i can change the cards
If i can i will get the 3Gb ones. If not I will see
Trust me, don't do it. It's a huge waste of cash. If you have to turn your AA down to 2x in a handful of games it's not a big deal (at such a high resolution 2xaa looks like 4xaa at most people's resolutions anyway). It is seriously not worth your cash to upgrade at the moment, you'll barely notice a difference (except in the balance of your bank account).
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Booty Warrior (U2711) has shown several times that his 2 GB 560's spike well over 1.5 GB VRAM in Metro 2033 with eye candy up..
SLi GTX 560's do not have adequate power for 1600 gaming.
They have enough VRAM but not enough muscle.

Metro uses alot when maxed but a little tweak won't effect the visuals much and this game is one example of very few.
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I assume it is the same in several other high end games.
Youre assumption would be wrong.
1536MB VRAM is more then enough at 1600P.
My 1280MB VRAM 320bit GF-110 still beats/matches a 6970 at 1600P.

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It's your choice in the end on how much eye candy you want.
A GTX 580 has enough power to basically max or nearly max any game by itself. Yes some games are demanding so thats why SLi and CrossfireX are win! lol.
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You'll have to overclock it as much as 4ghz + to remove the botttleneck_

I have one GTX 580 + i72600k and my CPU was bottlenecking the GPU, I confirm this with a few 3dmark Vantage runs_

at 3.4ghz CPU_ my GPU score was 23,000 and at 4.0ghz my GPU score was 26,000 in fact I think I can hit the 32,000 marks if I O/C the CPU a bit more
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If SB CPU can't handle it, then nothing could.
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post #28 of 30
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It's true that before running out of Vram I will run out the performance of the card?
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post #29 of 30
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It's true that before running out of Vram I will run out the performance of the card?
There was a review I just checked out earlier where 1x6990 + 1x6970 (Basically a Tri-fire setup) That seem to dominate over the GTX 580's and cost less_

But if your really aiming for the GTX 580 I highly doubt with whatever setup you choose you'll probably never run out of performance_ especially just on a single dell u2711_
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Ok. Thanks.
Is there any EVGA gtx 580 3gb out there?
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