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Next couple of months im gonna be overhauling my pc. 1st will be new gpu, 2nd will be new screen (120hz 1080p) and lastly new mobo/cpu. So bearing in mind my new screen, im really undecided as to what gpu to get. Been looking mainly at the 6970 lightning and the gtx 570 frozr iii pe from MSI. The upgrade is based mainly around bf3 coming. The 570 is obviously quite a bit cheaper than the 6970, about £40-50, but the one thing that keeps nagging me is the vram. So basically will the 2gb of the 6970 have any advantage over the 1280mb of the 570 at 1920x1080 120hz?? Does more vram help with 120hz or is it purely for higher resolutions??

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Btw, sry for another which gpu thread
Edited by Eyedea - 6/18/11 at 10:31am
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The vram will help when all settings are cranked up. 120hz means 120fps. Your going to need 2 gpus to run bf3 at that fps maxed out.
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Yeh, well the plan is to add a 2nd card around about when bf3 is released.
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There might as well be HD 7970 (that are said to be as fast as current-gen dual GPU solutions) by the time BF3 gets released so buying graphic cards today for a game that's half a year away is a bit pointless.

This 700 odd VRAM difference in favor of 6970 won't have any impact on performance with your 1080p screen, exception being horribly ported console games (hi there GTA IV) but no hardware will help with these.
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