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Sorry to ask this, I know there's a lot of similar stuff about recently but I'm finding it really hard to decide whether to buy a 6950 with 2GB of the MSI GTX 570 with 1.25GB. I'd like to get the 570 but I'd like to know if any of you have had any performance issue related to high use of VRAM in the BF3 beta (at high/ultra settings). I'd be wanting to run the game on high with some ultra as that geforce performance guide says it can be, at 1600x1200 res. How has this card performed for you and which card would you recommend going with in this case? Thanks.
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1.25Gb should be plenty for 1600x1200. I personally would go with the 570 as I'm no fan of how weak the AMD cards are for tessellation but if you're only looking at performance in BF3 they may be a viable option. Take a look at this article to see how the BF3 beta performs across a few cards at different settings.
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http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1131...70-better.html

It's still in Beta, so there is no way to give a definitive answer.

I think it has a memory leak issues as well.

If I leave a lot of tabs open I can get stuttering after playing for awhile, however I can fix it quickly by alt tabbing and returning to have my vram reset back around 1.1GB where it continues to climb again.

I can't reproduce it every time, but the fix is always the same, alt tab reduces the vram usage to around 700MB, tabbing back in fixes the problem so my own personal guess is that there is a vram leak, or the driver/game aren't optimized to handle buffer switching well if at all.
    
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i have 2 570's in sli(memory doesnt double in sli) and there was no issues
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my set up was 1080p and fps never went below 40 and max was 125 on all ultra. go for 6970 or 570. but 6950 is def slower than 570 even with more vram.
    
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You're not suppose to post bf3 beta threads anymore. Stick with posting bf3 discussions in only one thread that's already popular on top thread of front page. Been told by a admin recently in another thread, figured you should know.
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This isn't really a BF3 discussion though, this is a VRAM discussion. I think what you're talking about only applies to the news section.
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This isn't really a BF3 discussion though, this is a VRAM discussion.
Yeah, this is really about any game that's going to use more VRAM than your card has, games I will mainly be playing though are BF3 and Arma 2. But I would like to hear from people who are using the 570 with 1.25GB in BF3.
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High settings are np for me @ 1920x1080. Ultra aren't really a problem either just a small FPS difference. It ran great on ultra and I haven't even overclocked it yet.
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Works perfectly for me. Ultra @ 2xAA.
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