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Do you think they'll have 2gb versions of, say the 670? I think AMD was smart by having 2gb cards that are sub $300 with good performance because games are taking more and more vram. Or do you think it'll be the same, 670= 1280mb, 680=1.5gb.
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There are 2.5GB versions of the 570 so I imagine they would have at least the same for the 670s.
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There are 2.5GB versions of the 570 so I imagine they would have at least the same for the 670s.
Yes, but those are like $400, I hope nvidia recognizes the need for more vram and has higher vram for their upper end cards. What i'm trying to say is, you pay ~$330 now for a 570 with 1.3gb vram and at 1080p that MIGHT not be enough anymore, but you could get a 2gb 6950, and not worry about vram bottlenecking, for a bit less performance.
Edited by venomblade - 10/7/11 at 11:36am
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Yes, but those are like $400, I hope nvidia recognizes the need for more vram and has higher vram for their upper end cards. What i'm trying to say is, you pay ~$330 now for a 570 with 1.2gb vram and at 1080p that MIGHT not be enough anymore, but you could get a 2gb 6950, and not worry about vram bottlenecking, for a bit less performance.
6970 is actually the main competitor to the 570. Performance wise they're pretty much the same but if I had to choose between the two it would be the 6970.

In regards to the 600 series I wouldn't doubt them having more vram. Usually when a *NEXT* gen card is released, it usually increases the vram amount by atleast 50%. IE, GTX280 > GTX480 = 50% vram bump.
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nvidia better smarten up this time... no like really
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Ya I'll definitely wait till Q1 2012 for the 600 cards before building my rig. I don't want a powerful card like a 570, only to find out it's vram bottlenecked by the upcoming games(BF3)
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On BF3 I'm constantly running at 1000mb vram...damn
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On BF3 I'm constantly running at 1000mb vram...damn
Ya it's definitely hungry for vram, hopefully the full game will be more optimized? Probably being too hopeful..
post #9 of 10
Isnt the 600 series just a die shrink of the 500 series? I also heard that its OEM only, just like the 300 series. But the 700 series will definitley have 2gb, probobly 4gb by then.
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The GK100's for Kepler aren't going to be out until late Q2 possibly Q3 of 2012 going by the most current info found on links from this site.
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