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i will only game at 1080p. And i keep hearing future games may take 2gb of vram? even though its 1080p. Will 6850cf handle 1080p easily? especially in the future? with 1gb of vram
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Ur set for awhile unless you get like 3*1080p... like 3 1080p monitors in Eyefinity
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I'll vouch for 6850s. Can't say what future games will bring, but get two of 'em, and they'll play anything you throw at 'em.
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but as far as 1080p gaming goes the 6850s 1gb of vram will be enough?
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Originally Posted by quesoblanco View Post
but as far as 1080p gaming goes the 6850s 1gb of vram will be enough?
Yes.
some few games might have an issue due to if you crank the AA/AF up for the game but most games wont have an issue with 4xAA. Only game that might be is gta4 and often the games are badly written in code if that happens.

I play eyefinity with 6850/6870 and I take down settings and play Bc2 on low, to max out fps, but one screen is cake.
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ah ok ty. i heard anything above 2xaa on a 1080p screen is unnoticeable.
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you're only using 1 monitor, right? if that's the case, you'll be able to max every game on the market with a few exceptions (Metro 2033, turn off advanced DoF, The Witcher 2's Ubersampling, and Crysis 2's un-AMD friendly tesselation is an issue right now). I still play Crysis 2 on all Ultra, though, and it's 90% smooth gaming. Metro, just unclick that 1 setting and you can max everything else in DX11. Tw2 looks amazing without Ubersampling. 6850's crossfired will beast any game on a 1 monitor 1080p setup.

I was actually going to upgrade my 6850s when the 69xx series hit, but they're are so good with the current-gen that I kinda have to wait for 7xxx lol.
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you're only using 1 monitor, right? if that's the case, you'll be able to max every game on the market with a few exceptions (Metro 2033, turn off advanced DoF, The Witcher 2's Ubersampling, and Crysis 2's un-AMD friendly tesselation is an issue right now). I still play Crysis 2 on all Ultra, though, and it's 90% smooth gaming. Metro, just unclick that 1 setting and you can max everything else in DX11. Tw2 looks amazing without Ubersampling. 6850's crossfired will beast any game on a 1 monitor 1080p setup.

I was actually going to upgrade my 6850s when the 69xx series hit, but they're are so good with the current-gen that I kinda have to wait for 7xxx lol.
just 1 screen 1080p. i wanna play bf3 with everything but AA
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