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you'd be running a lane with X4.
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
Very OLD drivers. Go look at the 480 after 1 year of updates, so much increase. The increase will be super high now.
This reinforces my point! If the jump (with older drivers) was from 60+ to 90+ fps, then the jump (with newer drivers) is likely from 75+ to 105+?
The framerate is now at an even higher level that the gain in that region does not bring an equivalent jump in game play satisfaction.

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I'm already using 1 gb of memory when playing Crysis 2 maxed out at 1080P. I don't think a higher resolution setup would help my cause with the amount of video memory I have.
Let me clarify. I am putting the focus more on the size of the monitor (ie larger, 27'', 30'') vs the resolution. A 27'' monitor might or might not have a higher resolution as it could remain at 1080p or could jump to 2560x1440.
But this is not my main concern. A 3'' or 6'' jump from your current 24'' to 30'' will immediately bring a very positive visual impact, gaming and non gaming wise.
(I am speaking with my own experience of upgrading from a 24'' 1920x1200 to a 27'' 1920x1200)

Let us talk the 'secondary': if a new 27'' has 1080p, then your current graphics subsystem will be able to handle it with some ease. If a new 27'' has 2560x1440 (or 30'' has 2560x1500), then it will put enough stress to your current graphics subsystem and it is only by that time you are facing a real need to upgrade the graphics setup, IMHO.

I think if you plan your graphics subsystem based on the most graphics stressing game (ie Crysis 2 with DX11 pack + high texture pack), then I agree that the GTX560 Ti 1GB SLI does not suit very well. In this case, I still do not think the VRAM gain from 1GB to 1.28GB will make much a difference. GTX480 with 1.5GB or GTX570 with 2GB is better.

However, if your planning is based on a wider variety of games, then GTX560 Ti 1GB SLI is quite capable, average wise.
Edited by windfire - 8/16/11 at 6:03am
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This reinforces my point! If the jump (with older drivers) was from 60+ to 90+ fps, then the jump (with newer drivers) is likely from 75+ to 105+?
The framerate is now at an even higher level that the gain in that region does not bring an equivalent jump in game play satisfaction.



Let me clarify. I am putting the focus more on the size of the monitor (ie larger, 27'', 30'') vs the resolution. A 27'' monitor might or might not have a higher resolution as it could remain at 1080p or could jump to 2560x1440.
But this is not my main concern. A 3'' or 6'' jump from your current 24'' to 30'' will immediately bring a very positive visual impact, gaming and non gaming wise.
(I am speaking with my own experience of upgrading from a 24'' 1920x1200 to a 27'' 1920x1200)

Let us talk the 'secondary': if a new 27'' has 1080p, then your current graphics subsystem will be able to handle it with some ease. If a new 27'' has 2560x1440 (or 30'' has 2560x1500), then it will put enough stress to your current graphics subsystem and it is only by that time you are facing a real need to upgrade the graphics setup, IMHO.

I think if you plan your graphics subsystem based on the most graphics stressing game (ie Crysis 2 with DX11 pack + high texture pack), then I agree that the GTX560 Ti 1GB SLI does not suit very well. In this case, I still do not think the VRAM gain from 1GB to 1.28GB will make much a difference. GTX480 with 1.5GB or GTX570 with 2GB is better.

However, if your planning is based on a wider variety of games, then GTX560 Ti 1GB SLI is quite capable, average wise.
He might have 120HZ, also, I have a 60Hz screen, and I like to keep my stuff above 60FPS at all times. Also, Screen size won't make it any harder to run. A 1inch screen with 1920x1080 will be as hard as a 99inch screen with the same res.
    
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