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post #11 of 27
Like its been stated, at that resolution, the 2GB 6950's in Crossfire would rape just about every game out there at maxed settings.
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post #12 of 27
I dont play many games, but the 1280MB the 570 has never seems to be an issue and I run everything at 2048x1152 as well.

The res of our monitor isn't too far off from 1900x1200 which is what I use to estimate performance when looking @ reviews.
 
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I would get more then one gig of vram. I use 986mb of ram in BC2 at 1080
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post #14 of 27
I know for a fact that vram does not stack. I have GTX 580's in SLI with 1.5gb ram each. When you SLI it still shows 1.5gb of ram. Some games push the Vram pretty high on my display(1900x1200) but the majority of the games are around 1gb when using max settings at this resolution.

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Edited by Desert Rat - 5/4/11 at 6:56pm
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post #15 of 27
How are people not maxing out their 1gb of vram?

I have a lot of games that I like to max out at 1920x1080 and I am almost always over 1gb.
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post #16 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o View Post
Then why does everyone tell me to get a 2 6950's for the extra vram over 2 560s if they'd both be 2 gb anyway?
Because they don't know what they're talking about. While the GPUs will work together, only the VRAM on the primary card will be used.

Though you're going to want 1Gb of VRAM at the very very least, especially at that res.

(Edit: being late to the party whoo!)
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
That's not a weird res, that's the standard max res for most 21" CRTs (but it's 2048x1156).
I also have the same monitor OP does, it's a 23" widescreen 2048x1152 . A good res for a 23" screen IMO, but the response times were just too poor on it for my sensitive eyes .
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post #18 of 27
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Well, now I know I guess. I don't plan to get the cards out now. I'll wait till later this quarter to when ( supposedly) the radeon 7000 series comes out. Or Kepler's Core.
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post #19 of 27
Amazing monitor

too bad it'll be hard to find a few more for eyefinitey.

I would just get the 2gb ram cards just in case. it never hurts.
    
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post #20 of 27
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too bad it'll be hard to find a few more for eyefinitey.
Yea it's strange, I got this on the egg 2 years ago for about $200, and now they've been completely discontinued. Even stranger, they don't have a 1920x1200 monitor under $300.
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