Originally Posted by Koslov;15406383
I never liked gaming in high res. For me 22" 1680x1050 is the sweetspot. Anyways, I just ordered a ViewSonic VX2268WM 120Hz monitor and I was wondering what which video card I should use.
Would a 6950 2GB be overkill for that resolution (meaning the 2GB buffer). I know 120Hz requires a lot of GPU power but what about vRam?
I have the first version of that monitor (the VX2265WM) and I can tell you that concerning VRAM, you won't need anything more than 1500MB generally, but if you're going the AMD route, it might be better to get the 2GB version over the 1GB. I've played many games, and the most VRAM intensive ones are as followed (all based off of what MSI Afterburner tells me):
- Battlefield 3 Beta (around 1400-1500MB)
- AvP (Maxed out at 1536MB during my whole time playing it)
- Crysis 2 (averages at 1500MB)
- Metro 2033 (averages around 1200MB)
- Crysis with mods - never played it without them (anywhere from 1000-1200MB)
- Batman: Arkham Asylum (with 3D off, around 1000MB; with 3D on, around 1300MB)
- DiRT 2 & 3 (usually stays around 800MB, but on some levels it can hit the 1000MB mark)
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (usually around 700-800MB)
That's all I can remember, but I doubt I left any off worth mentioning. Now, if you're concerned about hitting an average frame rate of 120FPS or in that ballpark, 1 card will not do, I can tell you that much right now; you will need to SLI/CrossFire if you want to hit such a high average, but I'm sure you had an idea about that already. As far as playable frame rates are concerned, I've never had an issue about that with my GTX 480. The only exception was Metro 2033 in 3D (and maybe AvP, but it's been such a long time since playing that I can't remember); I was averaging about 30FPS, maybe less, and that's why I never finished it. With that being said, I had no problem in maxing out any of the other games.