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Doesn't windows allocate some of your non-video ram towards video if it needs it anyway?
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Originally Posted by mingqi53 View Post
Depends on the games, really. If you plan on playing Crysis 1/2 with high res texture packs, you're going to need more VRAM, but for most gaming 1.5 will do. If it only costs a little more for 3 GB of VRAM, go for it.
Yes...but not 1.5GB.
The only game that comes close to needing that is Crysis 2 with DX11 and High Res textures, and that is just because it is designed to eat up all free VRAM.

OP. 1.5 is the better choice. It costs less, and is still overkill.
By the time 1.5 is anywhere close to standard for VRAM the 580 will be a few generations old.
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post #23 of 26
Please inform yourself before saying 1.5 is overkill mkay ? And bf3 won't be the last game that needs 1.5gb of VRam.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1150...ilization.html
post #24 of 26
Go for the 3GB 580. It'll be worth it in the end.

Personally I didn't care all that much when I found out my laptop GPU had 1.5GB of Vram but that was before I played Crysis 2 and AvP on it and watched that number skyrocket to 1.3-1.4GB at 900p!

1080p will use all 1.5GB with any game that uses DX11. Get the 3GB model. It'll seem more intimidating for anyone whom you show it off to and help with resale down the road... a little. ^^
     
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I am getting the evga 580 3GB tomorrow, I could let you know how it goes for me. I run a sammy 2560x1600 display though, so I will saturate the 3GB.
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Ill say go for 3gb, 1.5gb is being phase out it seems only asus is sticking to only 1.5gb models.

Even budget brand like leadtek has 3gb models now and its almost the same price as the 1.5gb anyways there is no point no to get one...
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