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I would really like to keep it under $300 but I am willing to go up to $350.

Right now I have a 6870 but I am looking for something that has a little more VRAM. Right now it looks like it is between the 6970 and GTX 570.

Performance really doesn't matter as much as VRAM does to me right now.

Which one would you recommend and why?
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I would really like to keep it under $300 but I am willing to go up to $350.

Right now I have a 6870 but I am looking for something that has a little more VRAM. Right now it looks like it is between the 6970 and GTX 570.

Performance really doesn't matter as much as VRAM does to me right now.

Which one would you recommend and why?
6870x2, you can trifire. However I have no idea the cost.

Edit: my bad the x2 costs $450.. Supposedly anyway, if u can save an extra 100 go for it, if not 6970.
Edited by Jov4nTh3Yu9o - 8/6/11 at 11:54pm
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1.2gb 570? Nice fast card, 1.2gb VRAM, huge bump in performance with SLI.
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GTX480 1.5gb vram $220 or so
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i say 6970
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Yea if u care more about VRAM than performance then u get more VRAM and (depending) some better performance on the 6970.. Or save a few bucks and buy a 6950 with literally only a slight performance difference seeing as they're the same chip.
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Performance really doesn't matter as much as VRAM does to me right now.
Your solution is simple then: 6950 2gb model
    
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@ 1080 you don't need more than 1.5gb of vram. And 6870s can only crossfire (two cards only).

If you are trying to future proof or planning for three monitors, EVGA makes a 570 with 2.5gb. Though, its the not a great oc'er but should perform admirably. With mir, its ~$350, just gotta look around.
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Your solution is simple then: 6950 2gb model
This. Or get a 480 if you can handle the heat.
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6870x2, you can trifire. However I have no idea the cost.

Edit: my bad the x2 costs $450.. Supposedly anyway, if u can save an extra 100 go for it, if not 6970.
He needs more VRAM, not the same amount.
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