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I'll be my games at 1920×1080 or 1440x900 and I was wondering whether a 1gb or 2gb would be better suited for me?
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post #2 of 8
1080p 2GB is better.
1440x900 1 GB will be enough but not for long.
The 2 GB card is more future proof. especially with the larger textures in newer games.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 7/20/11 at 4:34am
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post #3 of 8
As far as all tests are showing at and under 1080p 1GB or RAM is just as good as 2GB. 2GB seems to be necessary in 2 situations: over 1080p and if using Crossfire or SLI - if you find yourself in one of these two cases buy the 2GB.

Side note - some 6950s 2GB unlock to 6970 of which there are only 2GB variants.
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post #4 of 8
For bigger res - the 2GB are with advantages, If you game below 1080p than 1GB is enough.
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post #5 of 8
It's also my understanding that 1GB is more than enough for 1080p. Unless someone proves its actual value (and not just marketing bull), I cringe at anyone convinced that 2GB is the minimum. Hell 512MB was more than enough a few years ago!
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post #6 of 8
At 1080p 1GB is all you really need. I have 560Ti's in my backup build and they run every game I have (BFBC2, Crysis 1+2, MOH, MW2, Metro 2033etc) just fine at 1080p...
post #7 of 8
Only a few games benefit from more than 1GB VRAM at 1920x1080; for most at that res it's just fine.

For 1440x900 you could still get away with less than 1GB; 2GB would be huge overkill.
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post #8 of 8
lol @ anyone who says 2gb is "future proof" by the time you NEED 2gb to play at 1080p it will be commonplace on cards just like 1gb is now and a card with 6950 performance will be significantly cheaper.

OP: 1gb is completely sufficient for 1080p.
    
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