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Should I go with a 1gb or a 2gb 6870 for non full screen 1900x 1200 gaming?

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Will I notice any gains? If so how much? Will a 6870 2gb be as fast a 5870 1gb?
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At that res, I wouldn't say 2GBs of vRAM is a necessity, however, it'll definitely provide better performance as opposed to 1GBs of vRAM. Reasons being is because 2GBs of vRAM will just load the textures a lot quicker than a 1GB card will, thus offering better FPS. As far as how much better? It all depends, but I would recommend going the 2GB card smile.gif
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Thanks.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post

At that res, I wouldn't say 2GBs of vRAM is a necessity, however, it'll definitely provide better performance as opposed to 1GBs of vRAM. Reasons being is because 2GBs of vRAM will just load the textures a lot quicker than a 1GB card will, thus offering better FPS. As far as how much better? It all depends, but I would recommend going the 2GB card smile.gif

I don't know if this applies to current generation cards, but more VRAM slows down the bus and pipelines. Unless it's a beastly card, then it doesn't matter.
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