Originally Posted by GhettoB170
You can sign me up! Have a catleap with 7970. Will be xfire soon
Added and welcome :) Let us know when you xfire and I will add the 2nd card on the list as well :)
Originally Posted by Gallien
Sign me up, Crossover 27q-p w/GTX470 SLI. I'll add one more eventually and then find a 120hz from overlordcomputer eventually to go in the middle instead.
Originally Posted by TomiKazi
Damn those new Korean brands are really getting popular.
Look at the 1st message on this thread. The Korean displays are really popular. Especially the Yamakasi Catleap.
Originally Posted by Qu1ckset
- 4GB/3GB of vram is NOT needed for running a single 1440p/1600p monitor and is for people running 1440p/1600p eyefinity/surround setups period.
- 2Gb of vram is more then perfect for any SINGLE 1440p/1600p monitor and will run with zero hiccups
- 1GB/1.5GB of vram is good enough to run 1440p/1600p easily, BUT there are the exception of a few games when AA is turned on you will run into a vram cap, so if no AA is on you will run 1440p/1660p fine
**AA is not needed for 1440p/1600p because of the amount of pixels, AA is needed at 1080p**
- Ok now the touchy subject MODS, i am someone who does not care for mods, so all of the above are true and apply to me. for those who decided they like running excessive texture mods in games like skyrim for example, 2GB of vram will get you by with a few decent texture mods on 1440p, not 100% sure about 1600p. for those wanting to run excessive amount of texture mods purchase a 3GB/4GB card and you will have no issue with hitting the vram cap. users using 1GB/1.5GB of vram dont really recommend running texture mods because your will hit the vram cap fairly easily.
- Lastly for those running under 1GB of vram you will be able to run the 1440p/1600p monitors and even game on them as long as ANY texture/shader settings are turned down to low/med settings.
@iARDAs please sticky this, im tired of seeing countless questions on weather the "X" amount of vram will run 1440p/1600p screens.. now they have there answers
I will arrange this information and will put it on the 1st post. I dont know much about vram usage myself as I am learning it from people such as yourself, but I can also tell you this although I agree that AA, especially MSAA is not needed in 1440p and I agree that the impact is minimum, i still notice a bit of a difference when AA is enabled in BF3. The difference is not black and white. More like white and gray ... So again when higher MSAA levels are in play, i still believe that (not stating a fact) higher Vram could be beneficial. Hence the reason why my vram usage spiked to 2212 on 4Xmsaa in BF3. But do we need 4xMsaa in BF3? Absolutely not. Although I can see a difference between no AA and 2xMSAA in BF3 on 1440p, i can not see a single difference between 2Xmsaa and 4Xmsaa... But when I SLI my system, i will have 2 Zotac GTX 670 4GB, and than I will play BF3 on ultra with 4Xmsaa.
You are also right about the mods. Not only on skyrim, but I also beleive that Crysis2's DX11 patch and High Res Texture pack from Crytek can be considered as official mods. When I isntalled both on Crysis 2, my vram usage spiked around 2300. However the game stuck on 35ish fps and made it unplayable on a single 670. Hence, no reason to play the game with such modes when you dont have enough juice.
I do 100% agree that people with 2GB GPUs can game in 1440p comfortably for the next 2 years. 1.5GB is also good enough, but games like Battlefield 3 may not be as smooth unless some options are lowered. 90% of the games I own in my library (around 100 games) use around 1000-1300 MB of vram on 1440p.
Originally Posted by boostinsteve
Yamakasi at 1440P, with just a single 6950 unlocked to 6970. Took the other out as microstutter was killing some of the games I play. Waiting for the 8000 series to come, and then will pick up 2 yamakasi's.
Added :) Let us know when you purchase your new gear and more monitors.
Originally Posted by metal409
You can add me to the list. Auria EQ276W (1440p) with an Evga GTX 690. My first IPS panel and I absolutely love it.
Added :) Everyone loves their IPS panels bro :) it is amazing.
Originally Posted by Caz
Little 1440p question. If I bought one of these $400 models, any idea on what frames I might get on BF3, lowest settings, 1440p, with my rig?
...but that is for a 570, on ultra, with 1600 (a few more pixels...blah).
Probably not going to upgrade, but if its anything more than 70fps, I might sooner rather than later. Might also just 'Step Up' (EVGA) to a 660ti. But I also need new fans...a better SSD...blah...blah...blah...just pondering the idea. Thanks
I believe those tests were done with older drivers. Nvidia now has better drivers for BF3. I am sure you will still enjoy BF3 in 1440p.