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Actually Linus techtip showed there was only 1FPS difference between 1.5GB VRAM and 3.0GB VRAM on a 1920x1200 resolution. So up to 1920x1200 res it won't make a differnce.

If you like I link that YouTube video later. It has no difference until you pass that or go multiple monitors. In fact I'll link it to this post when I get to my home computer.
Since I've not seen this video of his (however have seen some testing he has done in the past and I don't think he tests things well) was his benchmark using more then 1.5gb of VRAM on the 3gb card? Just curious because if the test wouldn't go over 1.5gb of VRAM usage then yea it probably only had a 1fps difference whereas if you had something that could do a 2.5-3gb VRAM load on the card and tried it with the 1.5gb flavor it would have a much greater negative effect.
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post #22 of 26
I updated the post with video. Ill send you a PM as I don't want to derail the thread regarding single monitor res 1920x1200.

Howerver in the OP's case more VRAM wit a DUAL monitor set up. VRAM is king with anything above that res regardless.
     
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You guys are missing the key issue here.

You will _NOT_ be playing games on 2 monitors. It will be nearly impossible to play if it's even possible with eyefinity.

So the question is: Are you going with 1 monitor or 3 monitors for eyefinity? Then you can decide on VRAM.

Also if you are planning on running 1 gaming monitor with 1 additional monitor, this requires much more tech savy knowledge to make the game run smoothly. You can't run full screen on the middle with a second window open. You have to run in windows mode with special software to remove the borders etc.

I'd seriously do a LOT more research.
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post #24 of 26
Personally even if it is possible I wouldn't game on a dual monitor setup just because you will be staring at the middle two bezels the whole time and it might get annoying.
I would only game on a 1 or 3 monitor setup and if you are awesome a 5 monitor setup.

BTW +1 for the 6970.
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post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Intangible View Post
You guys are missing the key issue here.

You will _NOT_ be playing games on 2 monitors. It will be nearly impossible to play if it's even possible with eyefinity.

So the question is: Are you going with 1 monitor or 3 monitors for eyefinity? Then you can decide on VRAM.

Also if you are planning on running 1 gaming monitor with 1 additional monitor, this requires much more tech savy knowledge to make the game run smoothly. You can't run full screen on the middle with a second window open. You have to run in windows mode with special software to remove the borders etc.

I'd seriously do a LOT more research.
I didn't miss this point, I've stated it twice.
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post #26 of 26
i love my 6950 it runs dual monitors great
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