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what about a 580 3mb?

Gets beaten by a 7950 for $480...

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1392/pg1/sapphire-radeon-7950-overclock-edition-vs-7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-vs-6970-oc-review-introduction.html
     
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The idea is, when you buy a premium product at premium price, you expect it to be great at everything.
But i see what you're saying.

I know, its just not a realistic view. I've had high hopes everytime I get a new card and I'm always disappointed, I've kind of accepted lower settings that look practically the same.

You might also consider the 7950 OC Edition from Sapphire as it compares pretty evenly to a 7970 in the reviews. Also, might wait for the 6GB versions since you use such a high resolution (not necessary, but why not? biggrin.gif )

I'm at 2560x1600. I have yet to see a game use more than about 1.5GB of VRAM. BF3 will use whatever is available, that doesn't mean that it NEEDS more though.
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I'm at 2560x1600. I have yet to see a game use more than about 1.5GB of VRAM. BF3 will use whatever is available, that doesn't mean that it NEEDS more though.

And how is this known?
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I'm at 2560x1600. I have yet to see a game use more than about 1.5GB of VRAM. BF3 will use whatever is available, that doesn't mean that it NEEDS more though.

And how is this known?

Because I have a 7970, and I have a Dell 3007WFP at 2560x1600. I can easily see my VRAM usage on my other screen on my sidebar....

It's very VERY well known that BF3's engine will use whatever VRAM it has available to it. That doesn't mean that it NEEDS that much to run. I know of somebody that runs 1.5GB 580's at 1440p, and he has no issues maxing out BF3. 1.5GB is "enough" for any single screen application above 1080p....at least right now.
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Just look at the reviews for 1600p, you should get roughly 10% better scores across the board.
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Because I have a 7970, and I have a Dell 3007WFP at 2560x1600. I can easily see my VRAM usage on my other screen on my sidebar....
It's very VERY well known that BF3's engine will use whatever VRAM it has available to it. That doesn't mean that it NEEDS that much to run. I know of somebody that runs 1.5GB 580's at 1440p, and he has no issues maxing out BF3. 1.5GB is "enough" for any single screen application above 1080p....at least right now.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1209829/new-card-for-bf3/20#post_16371486

pls read my thread?
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Because I have a 7970, and I have a Dell 3007WFP at 2560x1600. I can easily see my VRAM usage on my other screen on my sidebar....
It's very VERY well known that BF3's engine will use whatever VRAM it has available to it. That doesn't mean that it NEEDS that much to run. I know of somebody that runs 1.5GB 580's at 1440p, and he has no issues maxing out BF3. 1.5GB is "enough" for any single screen application above 1080p....at least right now.

Single monitor, definitely. Eyefinity/Surround is high VRAM usage, 1.7GB+ on each card. Just thought I'd mention it, hah.
     
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Because I have a 7970, and I have a Dell 3007WFP at 2560x1600. I can easily see my VRAM usage on my other screen on my sidebar....
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Single monitor, definitely. Eyefinity/Surround is high VRAM usage, 1.7GB+ on each card. Just thought I'd mention it, hah.

I haven't gotten my side monitors yet, so I don't know. tongue.gif I'm sure a 3GB card is more than sufficient though.
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I haven't gotten my side monitors yet, so I don't know. tongue.gif I'm sure a 3GB card is more than sufficient though.

3 is pretty much required for EyeFinity/Surround, thus you know why I definitely decided 7950 instead of used 580 1.5GB thumb.gif
     
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I haven't gotten my side monitors yet, so I don't know. tongue.gif I'm sure a 3GB card is more than sufficient though.

3 is pretty much required for EyeFinity/Surround, thus you know why I definitely decided 7950 instead of used 580 1.5GB thumb.gif

And why I bought a 7970. wink.gif
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Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
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Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
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Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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