Originally Posted by EduFurtado
Believe, I've got a decision to make about this: I own a 5870 1gb and I've got another 2gb coming in the mail.
So I've got to decide: let go the 2gb and get another 1gb or versa.
I'll probably let go of the 2gb, because the way I think about it, is that if a game needs more than 1gb of VRAM to max it out, I would probably lack the GPU power to max it out. So.. 2gb makes sense on powerful cards, like the 7970, but not on my 5870, unless I'm running more than one monitor.
For example running GTA4 maxed out on a simple 8800gt. Even if it had 4gb of ram, I wouldn't have the gpu power to run it with decent fps.
Now, for texture MODs, that is something new in the game that I haven't thought about... and is something new I have to consider.
It would be better to crossfire the 2GB if you plan on doing HD texture mods.
5870 CFX trades blows with GTX470 SLI so with two you would have plenty of GPU power to use 2gb of VRAMEdited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 2/22/12 at 3:30pm