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haha biggrin.gif
BTW let me help you to chose a CPU. 3930K.

I said what i said about GPU's cause I'll be playing at 5760x1200P.
    
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2x GTX 680 4GB with custom water blocks and I'm sold. 2x EVGA GTX 580 hydro copper 2 3GB or 2x sapphire 3GB 7970+single slot brackets+swifttechs new full coverage water blocks. I still got a lot of deciding to do haha.
P.S That's coming from an nividia fanboi tongue.gif

Hydrocoppers are not that good and really restrictive
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No, just no. 1080p doesn't need 3GB of VRAM. I'm at 2560x1600, and I have yet to use more than 1.5GB in any game I've played.

yes I agree, 1080P does not need 3GB vram. but since I upgrade my GPU ever 3 years or so, it wouldn't hurt to get as much vram as your can, because you can't increases your vram however you can increase your GPU power by SLI/CF. so in 3 years time there will be a game that will use 3GB vram on 1080P with 16x AA.
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I said what i said about GPU's cause I'll be playing at 5760x1200P.

yes and to play at that res without cpu bottleneck get a 3930K.wink.gif
its really up to you I'm just making a suggestion smile.gif
Edited by Fantasy - 3/18/12 at 9:51am
    
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Yea I couldn't agree more. Friend keeps telling me my i7 920 and GTX 580 is plenty and upgrading is a waste... and my response is "live a little". This is a hobby for most of us, doesn't matter if we need the power.
Most people who buy super fast $150,000+ cars don't even drive them over 85... same example.

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No, just no. 1080p doesn't need 3GB of VRAM. I'm at 2560x1600, and I have yet to use more than 1.5GB in any game I've played.

Crysis 2 will load up to 2GB for me and BF3 with 0 MSAA will load 1.7GB.
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yes and to play at that res without cpu bottleneck get a 3930K.wink.gif
its really up to you I'm just making a suggestion smile.gif

Oh i know that's the one I've had my eyes on wink.gif
    
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No, just no. 1080p doesn't need 3GB of VRAM. I'm at 2560x1600, and I have yet to use more than 1.5GB in any game I've played.

Crysis 2 will load up to 2GB for me and BF3 with 0 MSAA will load 1.7GB.

Memory leaks don't count. tongue.gif
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Memory leaks don't count. tongue.gif

My lowly GTX 460m hits 1.2GB usage in AvP with x4AA and Advanced Shadows on and that's at 900p, let alone 1080p.

Most DX11 games require a heaping amount of Vram. It's why you see cards coming out with 2GB or more. 1GB isn't enough anymore.


EDIT: Though a 6GB card is completely pointless for games. The only excuse one could have to need that much Vram would be for the Quadro cards for rendering purposes...
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It's funny to see all these people here fighting over which is going to be faster.

Let's take two variables into consideration. Drivers and voltage control.

Everyone used the driver argument for when the 7970 came out about how we shouldn't pass judgment until the drivers have been given time to mature, well then why are we basing anything we see here with anything other than a grain of salt. This card is using unreleased, most likely beta, drivers that have a lot of room for improvement if we look at Nvidia's past drivers for new cards.

And the second, voltage control plays a HUGE part in looking at the overall overclockability of this card. Denim shows a score in 3D Mark 11 of 17xxx P score, WITH VOLTAGE CONTROL. For all we know this 16xxx score on two 680s COULD be used at STOCK voltage, meaning there could be a lot left in this thing.

Truth of the matter is that we won't know anything until it releases and NDA expires.
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Jus sayin.....
Me being the sucker for new hardware..... i will get 2x 680's Snorkle.gif

What is the thing holding all your games called? on the top of your screen
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