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i just got 2 gtx 465s unlocked to 470s(woot)

i would like to do a surround setup as i have 3 22" monitors.
i have seen on here about more vram being needed for the surround setup.

is this true?
will my setup handle a surround setup?
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Yes your setup can handle it.
Yes you'll have vram limitations in some games.
Yes you may have to turn down grahpics settings due to vram and GPU power.

Aside from that, everything will still be playable above 30fps, and usually higher depending on the game. You'll just have to play around with the settings per game, you wont be able to just jump in on ultra settings for everything smile.gif.
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and im assuming BF3 will be one of those games i cant play maxed?
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BF3, Crysis 1/2, Metro, etc, etc. All of those higher taxing games you will not be able to set to "ultra" and play with higher FPS.

Although, it's very possible to play if you turn down the settings and AA. If you are a grahpics junkie like some (where the only setting for them is Ultra with max AA), then no, you will not.

From early playing, some have noticed close to if not over 2GB vram while playing with higher settings in BF3.
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frown.gif sad day its ok as long as i can play it smooth in surround view even at high with maybe 4 AA and 4 ASF ill be fine
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post #6 of 7
i had 2 gtx 480 (stock, not oc'ed) and had to play my games on lower settings to keep decent fps.

running bf3 ultra on surround is out of the question tongue.gif

but if you're not graphic horny it's doable
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post #7 of 7
Come say hi in the Surround gaming thread. smile.gif

You'll be OK with 'low' VRAM, you'll just need to be aware of the limit and adjust settings accordingly. It's remarkably easy to run face-first into that VRAM limit in Surround. Check my sig for a 1GB vs. 2GB Surround review. smile.gif
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