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2gb is generally FINE unless you go overboard with mods or try to use tons of SGSSAA.

Ill be running a 30" 2560x1600
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Originally Posted by MACH1NE View Post

Ill be running a 30" 2560x1600

Yes, 4gb will be helpful at 5760x1200 or higher. Think of VRAM beyond 2gb in terms of image quality -- most games will be limited to FXAA or even no AA with 2gb at that resolution. With 4gb you get more quality. There are of course other games that will not work with 2gb, but those are very few. Not many games have large presentation VRAM requirements, but all games will have exponentially increasing VRAM usage with higher AA levels.

With that setup i'd go for 4gb cards for sure, i'm with ya.
Edited by xoleras - 6/28/12 at 5:31am
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Well if you are going to run multi monitor, perhaps wait for a 4gb variation?

For gaming for the most part 2gb should be fine, but I would agree 3gb might be a bit more "futureproof" if there is such a thing.

Saying that, you could have a 9800GTX with 4 GB of vram, what good would that be for today's games.
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not sure if this has been asked/mentioned before~
any plans for waterblocks for this card from any manufacturer? If yes I'm definitely getting these biggrin.gif
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not sure if this has been asked/mentioned before~
any plans for waterblocks for this card from any manufacturer? If yes I'm definitely getting these biggrin.gif

Depends on how popular this card is. So far it's looking to be very popular so i wouldn't be surprised to see someone like EK designs a block for it


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Depends on how popular this card is. So far it's looking to be very popular so i wouldn't be surprised to see someone like EK designs a block for it
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EK have already said they have no plans to make one. Although they did not rule out in the future.
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Depends on how popular this card is. So far it's looking to be very popular so i wouldn't be surprised to see someone like EK designs a block for it
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EK have already said they have no plans to make one. Although they did not rule out in the future.

I PM'ed shoggy to see what they say. He said AC currently has no plans.....maybe we can do a group buy thing and more members interested and see if we can get either Watercool(heatkiller) or AC to do a small batch production? Just PM'ed Shoggy again with that as a proposal. Fingers crossed
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just got some replies from Shoggy.
Info on a possible 680 lightning block from Aquacomputer can be found here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1275528/please-read-possible-680-lightning-waterblock-from-ac/0_30
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Yes, let me confirm or deny rumors so everyone on the internet (including EVGA and Gigabyte and ASUS) knows what we're doing (or not doing).....
While I will say what that guy said makes sense from a product positioning point of view, there's a lot of holes (including his lack of cost pricing) from my vantage point...
Plus, I think people are missing the biggest info: A SINGLE 4GB CARD WILL BE SLOWER THAN A 2GB CARD, ALL ELSE EQUAL. This was the case with the 580 Lightning XE, this WILL be the case with any 4GB card vs the same card @ same clock speeds in a 2GB configuration.
If you're gaming as high of a resolution across as many monitors as you can, then you have nothing to worry about. If you're trying to set benchmarks, YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWER AT THE SAME CLOCK SPEEDS.
Beyond that, continue speculating away...

Hello,

First I wanted to say that your company has come out with a very impressive product for the 680-series Kepler. Secondly, I appreciate you taking the time to answer questions of the user base. I had two questions I wanted to ask. I am thinking of ordering a pair of these cards. If the card were to fail on me down the road, is the RMA replacement process simple and relatively hassle free? This is assuming the card failed on its own without any physical damage done. Secondly, does MSI offer the option to purchase an extended warranty? Thanks.
Edited by linuxfah - 6/28/12 at 8:36pm
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