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Don't bother. I'd just upgrade once BF3 actually releases in October.
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Depend, you like modding games to have higher texture level? From the point of peeps here on OCN who owns triple monitor don't even bother install such as high texture pack for Oblivion etc.
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At that rez, no. Wait for Kepler. The high rez displays don't need lots of AA.


Its more of a VRAM issue. The 3GB is useful on triple monitor setups (as one poster said) and can be useful on 1600p and possibly 1440p if high rez textures are used. I get 1.4GB on some BC2 maps and Metro. Booty has gone over 1.5 in DA2 and TW2 IIRC.
That's my point. 3 maybe 4 games and Battlefield 3 is unknown as of yet. Not to mention it is not only unknown how much VRAM BF3 will need, there is no guarantee performance will drop at 1.5GB as the drivers are programmed to handle border line cases.

99 times out 100 1.5GB has been enough so far.

For a higher resolution or 2560x1600x16AA I would say it might be worth it, but I don't think it would be worth it to sell 2x 580s (1.5GB) and switch over at this point, unless you have to play EVERY single title known to mankind @ 2560x1600 resolution, max settings and +60fps... because I got to tell you, 2 cards 3GB or 1.5GB isn't making that happen. You already looking at another card or another 2 for some games. So in short, he would be side grading at this point and possibly not seeing any performance gains, but who knows maybe BF3 needs a minimum of 2GB of VRAM.
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Never make a knee jerk reaction before a game is even out. Keep whatever you have until review/benchmarks are out, then adjust accordingly.
    
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