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Originally Posted by xenonca View Post
512mb is completely ****..

1024 or nothing....
Tesselation is the only real need for 1GB or more of VRAM. Even in Civ V I can get up over 1GB of VRAM usage, so if something like that will be in the light gaming you might want to consider this. Older games will not make use of it. Like I was playing Titan Quest last night at 1080p with everythign maxed out and 8x forced at the driver level and the highest VRAM usage I noticed was about 200MB.

I don't know what photoshop will use, but I am sure 512MB will be fine. I highly doubt you can chop a 5MB high deffinition picture into enough pieces to fill up 512MB
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
There we go. Didnt see that.
But my point remains valid.
OP, Dont bother buying a new card yet. Save up another $50 and grab something truly worth buying. Its better to make a bigger initial investment on a GPU and not have to buy a new one for a long time than it is to just buy what you can afford "right now" every time your card starts to fall behind.
Hence why I have a 570.

If its for CS5 I would definitley look at Nvidia more than AMD.
Nvidia would suit better. Consider buying a used GTX 460 (of any kind) or any used GPU on OCN marketplace. Though a new 5770 would do good, an nvidia GPU would be better sense its going to be used for CS5. You could also get a GTS 450, new.
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post #13 of 13
I agree completely with you Phil about waiting and saving before jumping on a GPU.
I saved and spent a little more on the 6950 iHave now (also knowing I could flash the 6970 Bios ). Previous card was 4890 and it still owns most cards out there IMO ^^
 
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