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I have a GTX 570 w/1.2GB VRAM, currently considering getting another one for SLI.

However I'm not sure if the 570's 1.2GB is enough for BF3 on Highest setting(highest graphic details, but won't do max AA/MSAA).

Resolution is 1920x1200.

Anyone?
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With my 580 I use about 1300MB on average at 1080p everything maxed.
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Classic Situation. Your GPU is not quite strong enough to Max everything, but going SLI would probably be way overkill. I would just wait till the game comes out to make that call. You don't want to buy another 570 while there is still a premium on its price. Just remember the longer you wait the cheaper another 570 will be!
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post #4 of 28
with a single monitor vram shouldnt be an issue. vram really becomes an issue when you push for surround (5760x1080/1200). @ 1200p there really shouldnt be any sort of issue.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...0_sli_review/4

even at 5760x1080 570 sli performed pretty well w/tesselation on/no aa
it should perform better than that @ 1920x1200 with AA on.

however no one can say how GPUs will scale in BF3, realisticly it should be better than metro 2033
    
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post #5 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acefire View Post
Classic Situation. Your GPU is not quite strong enough to Max everything, but going SLI would probably be way overkill. I would just wait till the game comes out to make that call. You don't want to buy another 570 while there is still a premium on its price. Just remember the longer you wait the cheaper another 570 will be!
Hes askign about Vram usage in BF3.

@op i game at 1920x1200 and i was using 1.4GB with 2xAA but i heard BF3 will use what it can Vram wise,i think it scales to how much you have available.
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I peak around 1240MB sometimes in Battlefield 3 with my single GTX 470 at 1920x1080.
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My beta played @70-120fps @1080p with all the beta settings maxxed.
     
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realisticly you should wait until the 25th-28thish to see benchmarks on the game before you make any official decisions on upgrading. EA is optimizing the game, same with nvidia developing drivers, we may see gpus scale close to bc2(worst case scenario Metro2033) or we'll see it put 590s and 6990s in sli/xfire on their knees.
    
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My beta played @70-120fps @1080p with all the beta settings maxxed.
OP is asking about VRAM usage, not FPS lol
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Classic Situation. Your GPU is not quite strong enough to Max everything, but going SLI would probably be way overkill. I would just wait till the game comes out to make that call. You don't want to buy another 570 while there is still a premium on its price. Just remember the longer you wait the cheaper another 570 will be!
This is sound advice. Should once the game come out and you've played it and decide you want more FPS then first you will have the information for yourself on how much VRAM the retail game will use, so you can decide if you want to get another 570 or try and upgrade to a 580. Also though while I personally believe that 1.25Gb of VRAM will be enough to max BF out on a single 1200p screen, you will have much more GPU processing power available than you would have VRAM to utilize it with SLI 570s. So that's something to consider as well that you may have more power than you need but when you come across a game that really requires all the power you have you may find that it would like more VRAM than you have.
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