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post #11 of 38
A Gtx 670 2gb should work just fine, and also the 7970, just depends which one would be better for you, i would go with the Gtx 670, just cos i like Nvidia better for now biggrin.gif... 1440p would be nothing for both GPU's, i play my games in 3d on a single Gtx 670 2gb, that's 1920 * 1080 x 2 = 3840 * 2160, and a lot of games run at 60fps without dipping lower with just a few AA tweaks... so you should be just fine mate! thumb.gif
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IMO one 670 isn't enough at 1440p.. I have just upgraded to 1440p and was looking at upgrading my cards but im holding off for now as 1 single midrange card won't cut it, you ideally need 2 midrange cards to get decent fps with all the eye candy on or graphic mods (one high end card such as the 680/7970 would probably surfice tho)

Im waiting till January, AMD are suppose to release there new cards then, we should get the performance we require out of midrange cards then thumb.gif
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post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by Garvani View Post

IMO one 670 isn't enough at 1440p.. I have just upgraded to 1440p and was looking at upgrading my cards but im holding off for now as 1 single midrange card won't cut it, you ideally need 2 midrange cards to get decent fps with all the eye candy on or graphic mods (one high end card such as the 680/7970 would probably surfice tho)
Im waiting till January, AMD are suppose to release there new cards then, we should get the performance we require out of midrange cards then thumb.gif

Really depends what mods you are running and what frames you want...
 
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post #15 of 38
I am a 1440P gamer as well...

We can with current games break 2GB of usage at our resolution, it is rare, but still doable. Next generation games only look to use more VRAM than current gen, look at CryEngine 3, Unreal Engine 4.....

At 1440P I would not buy a card with 2GB, unless I was the type that upgraded every cycle, then it is safe as you aren't likely to run into a game that really takes a dive with 2GB...as you would replace your card ahead of that game.
    
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post #16 of 38
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Depends on what games you plan on playing. If you got Battlefield 3 and decided to crank up the AA while playing on that native resolution, you're gonna need at least 2 GB of VRAM

This really isn't true. ...Try Max Payne 3 with 8x MSAA but your also going to run out of power at that point too. BF3 would probably run fine with 1.5 (It caches more textures than it need to in order to run smoothly anyway)
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post #17 of 38
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This really isn't true. ...Try Max Payne 3 with 8x MSAA but your also going to run out of power at that point too. BF3 would probably run fine with 1.5 (It caches more textures than it need to in order to run smoothly anyway)

Yes, BF3 will use whatever vram you have available, but it still runs smooth on 1.5gb. (At least on my 580 @ 1080p, which isn't really on topic).
post #18 of 38
About the only game I know that can inconstantly break 2GB and strains with less is a ultra modified Skyrim.
    
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Only games you'll have a problem with is GTA IV / EFLC, Metro2033 (turn DOF off), and BF3 (turn MSAA off, use FXAA instead)...with a 7970. A GTX 670 will do fine, but it will also run into those same issues, and you'll also be limited to mods with the 670.

I've given my 2GB card a quick spin with all those games and had no issues. However I didn't not play much of metro 2033 (Only the start and an outdoor part toward the midle). I also was not running a mods with GTA4. I have modded skyrim to the pint where I can saturate 2gbs of vram but it takes some extreme textures.

When you set all the sliders to max in GTA4 it says it will take 1980mbs but from my limited testing I never saw it go that high.

Edit: Oh LoL... Yeah...can't say I've ever tested 3D.
Edited by Accuracy158 - 9/25/12 at 9:00pm
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post #20 of 38
2GB of VRAM is not the thing that's hurting the GTX 670 at 1440p. It is the memory bandwidth and the architecture itself. For that resolution a 7950 or a 7970, which ever fits your budget.
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