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No, the 6970s are just as fast as the 580 3GBs.

They cost less, which makes them price/performance.
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Huh? I was implying the 6970s are a much better deal. Thanks for the contribution...
    
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Originally Posted by MinitroN;14450474 
No, the 6970s are just as fast as the 580 3GBs.


You're assuming your single 480 has the processing power to utilize that VRAM.

From that 6600 to the 2500K shouldn't be a noticeable difference at high resolutions with a single GPU.

Don't upgrade anything until the game actually comes out.

This^

Worst case scenario...you will play it at medium setting till you upgrade and at medium it will probably look better than Crysis at max. Best case scenario...your rig will max it out and you saved a bunch of cash.

I seldom upgrade unless I have an absolute need...or some day comes along where people are required to give me gifts.
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It doesn't. 1gb+1gb=1gb
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Battlefield 3 Alpha absolutely loved quad cores with high clock speeds. My 2600K hit upwards of 65-70% usage while playing at 1920x1080 with high settings. There was about a 15 fps difference between 4.2GHz and 5GHz for it. I will say too that Phenom II's didn't seem to perform very well in Battlefield 3 which I'd guess was because of the slower architecture. I didn't notice any slowdowns because of Memory or the sort but I guess 2GB would do that. The game ran at a steady 80+ fps smooth even on high settings but this is keeping mind that the Alpha didn't utilize the full graphics engine or destruction engine.
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My CPU hits upwards of 80% in L4D2. I guess that means only quad cores Nehalem and SBs can power it.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MinitroN;14450474 
You're assuming your single 480 has the processing power to utilize that VRAM

Can you be more specific here with your comment as i dont understand what you mean,at all.
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post #18 of 18
I just meant to point out the 6870s in CFX are still going to be faster than the single 480 even with less VRAM since the actual GPU itself needs to power the eyecandy used by the VRAM.
    
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