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Going 580 SLI at 2560x1600. 1.5Gb or 3Gb?

Poll Results: GTX 580 SLI: 3Gb or 1.5Gb

Poll expired: May 28, 2011  
  • 87% (82)
    3Gb
  • 12% (12)
    1.5Gb
94 Total Votes  
post #1 of 45
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Probably a stupid question, because I already know the obvious answer is yes.

I would still like to get OCN's spin and get some discussion going and throw down some reps for smart input.

Basically is the extra ~$120 worth it when gaming at 2560x1600 like me? We all like proof and benches.
post #2 of 45
What will you be playing?
post #3 of 45
I would say yes, the 3GB will last you significantly longer than the 1.5GB, especially looking at things like BF3 and Skyrim.
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post #4 of 45
3Gb hands down. 2560x1600 will EAT VRAM. Om nom nom.
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post #5 of 45
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Originally Posted by Mako0312 View Post
What will you be playing?
Games listed below mostly, Metro 2033, all the Stalker's, and IL-2 off the top of my head.

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I would say yes, the 3GB will last you significantly longer than the 1.5GB, especially looking at things like BF3 and Skyrim.
BF3 and Skyrim are at the top of my list atm... I want to try Deus Ex too.
post #6 of 45
Quote:
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Games listed below mostly, Metro 2033, all the Stalker's, and IL-2 off the top of my head.

BF3 and Skyrim are at the top of my list atm... I want to try Deus Ex too.
If that's the case, only one of your two options is going not run out of VRAM.
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post #7 of 45
Id 3gb if your playing Metro.
post #8 of 45
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I pulled the trigger on 2 of those beastly eVGA GTX 580 3Gb, I know I won't regret it, thanks for your input all.

I forgot to mention I only game at max settings!
post #9 of 45
Definetely go for 3gb at the reso for those particular games. A highly modded oblivion with texture upgrades can eat an ungodly amount of VRAM, so if you're looking for playable FPS at extreme levels of detail at that resolution, 3gb should be your thing
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Wish I could drop 1k on just GPU's...
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