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I have a GTX580 1.5GB at the moment and am planning on getting a new monitor.
Currently I've been looking at the u2410 and the u2711 and I can't decide between them. The u2711 is 20% off in Australia so they are basically the same price at the moment.
(I'll be using the monitor for many purposes, but gaming is what I'm worried about).

I'd get the u2711 straight away, but I'm worried about how my 580 will handle games at 2560x1440. Is 1.5GB VRAM enough?
What kind of frames would I expect to get on BF3 with a u2711 and my GPU, and what settings would I be playing at?

Also, I heard Dell was going to launch a new monitor line-up for 2012. Is it true?
Would it be worth the wait?
    
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If they're the same cost, go with the 27". You can tell it to use 1920x1080 if you DO get some bottlenecking.
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don't worry about the gtx580. I get betw 30-40 fps playing Bf3 with ultra settings on a u3011 2560x1600. On a u2711 it should be higher than 40 fps on ultra.
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I would go for the U2711 for the same price.

 

The 2 following reviews show that 1.5GB GTX580 can play BF3 at 2560x1600 with around 41-42 fps ave at High Quality.  At 2560x1440, perhaps expect around 45 fps.

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063-3.html

http://www.techspot.com/review/458-battlefield-3-performance/page6.html

 

I have not heard of any upcoming new Dell monitor line-up.  But even if so, I would not go for one at launch because often the initial version (A00 or A01) would be a little buggy.

 

post #5 of 16
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don't worry about the gtx580. I get betw 30-40 fps playing Bf3 with ultra settings on a u3011 2560x1600. On a u2711 it should be higher than 40 fps on ultra.

What are AA and AF set to?
    
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A GTX 580 will be cutting it kinda tight. Overclocked I get a solid 60fps on Batman: AA DX9, but I've seen up to 1.4GB of vram used. I can get ~40fps in DX11 indoors. I haven't player BF3, but I don't think you would run out of vram. Future games in DX11 might cause you issues though.
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don't worry about the gtx580. I get betw 30-40 fps playing Bf3 with ultra settings on a u3011 2560x1600. On a u2711 it should be higher than 40 fps on ultra.

What are AA and AF set to?

In my opionon AA not as important as a lower res.
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In my opionon AA not as important as a lower res.

I know, but if he had them up higher, I could expect slightly higher frames if I was to put them right down.
    
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1.5 GB's is enough for a U2711. With 2 1.5GB 580s I get a constant 80+ fps in BF3 with everything on Ultra, no AA, 1x AF, no motion blur, around 1300 MB's used. I used to play with 2x AA and up to 16x AF ~ 1450 MB's used but noticed little visual change and a good frame loss, like 65+ fps which seemed to stutter a lot when I was in vehicles.

I'm completely unsure if Dell is coming out with new monitors anytime soon.
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No AA @ 2560x1440 27"
-vs-
4x AA @ 1920x1200 24"

Which one would look smoother?
    
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