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You said "at 42" (inches)." Why would you mention that if you didn't think that screen size mattered?
I did not it was all connected to AA, AF etc.


I have chosen and ordered the MSI GTX 580 Lightning because it is just the best card there is

And speaking out of experience.
There is a difference between a 24 inch monitor and a 42 inch Plasma TV ...even though they are both running 1920x1080p my GTX 295 struggled heavily with playing on the 42 " as opposed to the 24".

So to an extent TV monitors over HDMI which are not intended for gaming can result in more performance requirements even though the resulotion is just 1920x1080p.
But it does not mean that has anything to do with VRAM.
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And speaking out of experience.
There is a difference between a 24 inch monitor and a 42 inch Plasma TV ...even though they are both running 1920x1080p my GTX 295 struggled heavily with playing on the 42 " as opposed to the 24".
If your card was struggling on your 42", there were other factors influencing it. Screen size has zero impact on your card's performance.

Some TVs do have lower refresh rates than standard LCD monitors. IE your card could be rendering 100+ fps, but a TV with a 24Hz refresh rate would only show 24fps at most. But plasmas have much higher refresh rates than LCDs...
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If your card was struggling on your 42", there were other factors influencing it. Screen size has zero impact on your card's performance.

Some TVs do have lower refresh rates than standard LCD monitors. IE your card could be rendering 100+ fps, but a TV with a 24Hz refresh rate would only show 24fps at most. But plasmas have much higher refresh rates than LCDs...
That is why I said it does not mean that his has anything to do with the VRAM, if you wouldn´t have cut that out of the quote you could see thta^^
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post #34 of 37
Moving to general graphics card section.

Also, resolution matters in terms of performance, but screen size does not.

Ever.
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post #35 of 37
Say it ain't so. You gave up on the 6950 TFIIIs after all the posts in the AMD/ATI forum? Hope you're happy with the Lightning.
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lol... u did a big mistake imho... GTX560's ti and 6950's 2gb crossfired (and even unlocked if you're lucky) are much more powerful than your 580... for the heat you could have repaired with a simple aftermarket cooler or with a twin frozr 3 model
    
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Why do so many people say the 560 2GB? The 560 scales worse than the 6950 :/
    
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