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post #11 of 30
As others have said...

Necessary... no...

Recommended YES!!!

also it is better for future proofing yourself...
post #12 of 30
More is better. Not necessary.
post #13 of 30
30 dollars cheaper here at newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127608

also just get a radeon hd 6870. its much cheaper and it overclocks better than the 560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127545
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post #14 of 30
It is not necessary, as has been stated numerous times already. But, there are a few things to keep in mind. Games are just starting to turn that corner and use more VRAM. If you are in the market today, I would not settle for a 1GB card. It will be a wiser investment considering you are future proofing yourself to a further extent.
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what this vid, it explains ram on vid cards

http://www.youtube.com/user/NCIXcom#.../0/q0VNiWtQqb4
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post #16 of 30
@OP like others have said, it's not essential at 1080p and below, but if you plan to keep your card for years, or go SLI down the road, investing in a higher memory model is a good idea.

It'll give your setup much longer legs so to speak.

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Originally Posted by ilikepancakez View Post

also just get a radeon hd 6870. its much cheaper and it overclocks better than the 560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127545
How do you figure? The ref core clock is 900MHz. Even using the clocks in your sig (1050) that's only a 16% increase.

A 16% OC on a 560 Ti is only ~950MHz.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by deadremix View Post
what this vid, it explains ram on vid cards

http://www.youtube.com/user/NCIXcom#.../0/q0VNiWtQqb4
it does... but it also doesn't....

because games are using more and more...

take metro 2033 for example.. it eats the ram...

even at 1080p...

Yes the bigger ram models cost more...

but it is cheaper then needing a new card later on..

plus for the most part... it is only a small percentage more in the cost... like 10-15% more...

which is better then 100% more later on when you need a new card due to lack of VRAM...

Trust me i wish i could of gotten some 3GB versions of a 480 (i know they never came out) instead of the 1.5GB models...

because i run into VRAM issue all the time..

Not just in Surround...

but just at 1080p...
post #18 of 30
If you have any idea that you might Crossfire or SLI in the future 2GB is a good idea.
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post #19 of 30
I ended up trading out my gtx570 for my 6950 due to vram. It probably was not necessary but I did it. Giving my sis the 570
    
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@OP like others have said, it's not essential at 1080p and below, but if you plan to keep your card for years, or go SLI down the road, investing in a higher memory model is a good idea.

It'll give your setup much longer legs so to speak.


How do you figure? The ref core clock is 900MHz. Even using the clocks in your sig (1050) that's only a 16% increase.

A 16% OC on a 560 Ti is only ~950MHz.
wait are you disagreeing with me or agreeing? XD
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