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I don't see why you wouldn't be able to do it. As was said earlier, 3GB is not the min req. The game has fluctuated for me from 1100-2700MB, it does seem to take what it can get at times.
 
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Well most people on here will tell you 3gb is needed for tri mons. I didn't believe it that's why I asked.

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Originally Posted by lightsout;15562024 
What do you mean by third party surround?



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kegetys.net offers a multi-monitor solution for some games* for people that don't have the required set up by Nvidia.

As required by nvidia, you must have 3 screens all the same size and resolution, I have 2 23' and 1... dell... I don't know how large it is. Look in the screenshots.

*the list is kind of short, and I would have shown you screenies of BF3, but currently when you get on MP with 3 screens, punk buster will recognize it as a hack and kick you...
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Thanks I'll have a look.
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i max out my 1.5gb of vram running 1920x1200 on ultra, so if you where to play it on surround you will need the 3gb cards for sure or be forced to play on lower settings.
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3GB is a must for multi monitor...especially for this game. I mean, you could get away with it but.....i would get 3GB VRAM if i were you. I would rather play on very hight settings on one monitor than nor great settings on multi. Thats just me though.
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls;15568528 
i max out my 1.5gb of vram running 1920x1200 on ultra, so if you where to play it on surround you will need the 3gb cards for sure or be forced to play on lower settings.

The game seems to take whatever ram you throw at it. So just saying "I max my vram with one monitor 3 gb is a must", doesn't really help much. And is actually the reason I started this. Because so many users lie yourself assume this to be the case.

Of course to max AA and all that you will want more vram. But it seems that from real users you can run it with very nice settings with regular 580s.
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I have 2x 2gb 560Ti's, when playing at 5760x1080 (i dont atm, due to the 3D spotting bug) i constantly see 2gb of VRAM being used (using Afterburner monitoring) but i dont take noticible hits in FPS, i am only using FXAA as well, and HBAO, all settings on HIGH, textures on ULTRA, i average about 38fps though (which is still really smooth btw)...

Hope this helps in your decision making.
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori;15568704 
I have 2x 2gb 560Ti's, when playing at 5760x1080 (i dont atm, due to the 3D spotting bug) i constantly see 2gb of VRAM being used (using Afterburner monitoring) but i dont take noticible hits in FPS, i am only using FXAA as well, and HBAO, all settings on HIGH, textures on ULTRA, i average about 38fps though (which is still really smooth btw)...

Hope this helps in your decision making.

Yah this game is weird, with my one card it always sits around 1.4gb used. But FPS are great.

I understand that 3gb's would be ideal, but since I already have one card with 1.5gb, I don't really want to try and sell it, plus these ones are cheaper, especially used.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsout;15568621 
The game seems to take whatever ram you throw at it. So just saying "I max my vram with one monitor 3 gb is a must", doesn't really help much. And is actually the reason I started this. Because so many users lie yourself assume this to be the case.

Of course to max AA and all that you will want more vram. But it seems that from real users you can run it with very nice settings with regular 580s.

Yeah, pretty sure many people don't know that. Like I said in my first post, ram should be the last deciding factor. A game will eat up as much as it can if you have any to spare, but they don't NEED that much. Usually not to much performance difference.
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