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I'm trying to figure out what the best graphics card setup would be for around $600. I am looking for something that could play Crysis Warhead 1920x1080 on enthusiast with 60+ fps average. (including enthusiast shader) I also want at least a little room for future expansion. I do not care much for amd... So, please do not say "Radeon 6950's and unlock them!". I have been thinking about the MSI GTX 580 Lightning xTreme 3gb, and gtx 570 sli. Although, I am scared of 1.25gb of VRAM bottlenecking and causing FPS drops, stutters, etc. Do you think I should get either of these? Any suggestions for something better?
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Originally Posted by watapanda View Post

I am looking for something that could play Crysis Warhead 1920x1080 on enthusiast with 60+ fps average.

Essentially the same as 1080p:
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Edited by jlells01 - 11/16/11 at 10:53pm
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6970 Crossfire seems like a good fit for what you are looking for and it has extra VRAM for future games and such. The scalability is pretty nice on them too. Even if you do not care for AMD, this option must be considered.
Edited by bom - 11/16/11 at 11:04pm
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My vote goes for the Lightning Xtreme.

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Since you do not care about AMD, the answer is very easy. Buy a couple of MSI GTX 560-TI 2GB cards... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608&Tpk=gtx%20560 thumb.gif

Now you will have great performance increase to keep you above 60fps with 2GB of vram and much faster than a single GTX 580 biggrin.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 11/16/11 at 11:05pm
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Do you think 560 ti 2gb x2 would run maxed out crysis @ 1080p? Can you link me to any benchmarks?
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Do you think 560 ti 2gb x2 would run maxed out crysis @ 1080p? Can you link me to any benchmarks?

Click and enjoy the results... http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/441?vs=305 biggrin.gif
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I'm trying to figure out what the best graphics card setup would be for around $600. I am looking for something that could play Crysis Warhead 1920x1080 on enthusiast with 60+ fps average. (including enthusiast shader) I also want at least a little room for future expansion. I do not care much for amd... So, please do not say "Radeon 6950's and unlock them!". I have been thinking about the MSI GTX 580 Lightning xTreme 3gb, and gtx 570 sli. Although, I am scared of 1.25gb of VRAM bottlenecking and causing FPS drops, stutters, etc. Do you think I should get either of these? Any suggestions for something better?

dude, at 1080p, you do NOT need 3GB of vram on a single 580. MAYBE with SLI, but it is still highly doubtful.

570 SLi would be a good option, though im pretty since 6950s scale much better in most situations they would be a better choice.

plus the extra piece of mind that comes with the 2GB of vram.
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Since you do not care about AMD, the answer is very easy. Buy a couple of MSI GTX 560-TI 2GB cards... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608&Tpk=gtx%20560 thumb.gif
Now you will have great performance increase to keep you above 60fps with 2GB of vram and much faster than a single GTX 580 biggrin.gif

dude... when did MSI release a 2gb gtx 560 Ti???

this is news.
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dude... when did MSI release a 2gb gtx 560 Ti???
this is news.

These had been out for about a month. Don't drink while reading...that's how you miss the good news wink.gif
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