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I have tossed around the idea of upgrading to a 680 but to get the 4GB version, after I sold my 580, I'd have to drop like $250 to get one and I just don't feel like I would get $250 worth of benefits. Going from an old 24" LCD to one of the new IPS monitors... that would def be worth the $300 or so.
Any general info as to the types of games that require a lot of VRAM? I play Skyrim and Arkham City now but will be looking for some new games shortly. I tend to play RPGs mostly... looking forward to the new XCOM. Might try Badlands2 etc. I don't play many FPS except for the more adventure based ones like Fallout.

 

None of the games you play will require you to have more than 2GB. Maybe if you use heavy modes on Skyrim. 

 

I currently have a 670 with 4GB but i got it to be safe. Did not mind spending few more bucks to be honest.

 

If you feel the same, than get the 4GB.

 

Do you have to? not really.

 

But as far as I see for you 2GB will be right.

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But as far as I see for you 2GB will be right.

I only have 1.5 frown.gif
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I only have 1.5 frown.gif

 

I meant 2GB if you plan to get a 680 with 2GB.

But again get the display first.

 

1.5 GB Vram will be plenty for the games you play. Even for Skyrim without mods.

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Ok perfect. Thanks again!
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your welcome :)

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Well i believe you can maintain 60fps with a 580.

There could be dips to low 50s or high 40s in intense scenes but it would be expected and acceptable.

Even with my 670 I can not maintain constant 60fps at the highest settings.

In short, you will be fine in Skyrim.

Could hit issues if you use tons of mods since you have 1.5gb Vram.

Anyway, you should go for a 1440p display.


Edit :

Here is a benchmark for Skyrim by anandtech



Know that 1440p will yield few more fps than 1600p

580 is = or close to the performance of 660ti as far as I know.

Even a non Oced 570 can maintain 43.8 fps in skyrim on ultra at 1600p

So a 580 is good to go.

That's a nice little picture.
Would you mind seeing if you could find a picture similar that shows the performance level of Crossfire 6950's at 1440p or 1600p in a "new" game, such as Skyrim? (Each 6950 is a 2GB model.)
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I tried but no luck to be honest.

 

6950 has not been tested much with the newer games.

 

However i did find this in anandtech.com

 

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/299

 

6950 CF yields 41.5 FPS on Metro 2033 on 1600p

 

also

 

Bad Company 2 gives 83.8fps on 1600p


From the looks of it 6950CF should handle Skyrim around 60fps.

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I tried but no luck to be honest.

6950 has not been tested much with the newer games.

However i did find this in anandtech.com

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/299

6950 CF yields 41.5 FPS on Metro 2033 on 1600p

also

Bad Company 2 gives 83.8fps on 1600p


From the looks of it 6950CF should handle Skyrim around 60fps.

Hmm... Thanks for trying.

I'm not TOO concerned about it really. I could just turn down AA. I mostly play BF3 for now. I play on getting into GW2 and PSO2 when they're released. Probably Black Ops: II also. None of those are crazy graphic-demanding games, so I think I'll be fine.

Worst comes to worst, I buy a third 6950 for cheap. ;]

But once again, thanks. I'll soon be part of the club. Probably going to get a U2711 soon. biggrin.gif
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I've got a 1600p 30" HP monitor, likely a rebrand but not sure. I'll check when I get home. Powered by a 7970 or gtx 560 ti depending on the rig I use at the time. biggrin.gif
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Can anyone inform me on how their max overclocked 7950 compares to their max overclocked 7970 at these resolutions? smile.gif
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