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I have a question about 1440P gaming
I would like to run 2 680 cards in SLI either 2GB or 4GB cards and they have to be able to play any game out there in 1440P with 2xAA for at least the untill the end of 2013 what would be best 2x 2GB cards or 2x 4GB cards or are we talknig about 3 way SLI??

Current day games (Crysis 2, BF3) can chew up as much as 1700MB of VRAM at 1080P (with moderate amounts of AA). It is entirely reasonable to expect tomorrow's games (Crysis 3, next iteration of BF, etc) to utilize more than 2GB of VRAM at 1440P (and even more as you increase the AA!). Pick up the 4GB cards at that resolution. The price difference isn't astronomical, and the performance degradation you see when you hit the VRAM limit is a complete showstopper as your FPS drops to 1-2. In this case it is definitely wiser to invest a little more money now to ensure that you will not have to upgrade again (to a higher VRAM card) later on.
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Current day games (Crysis 2, BF3) can chew up as much as 1700MB of VRAM at 1080P (with moderate amounts of AA). It is entirely reasonable to expect tomorrow's games (Crysis 3, next iteration of BF, etc) to utilize more than 2GB of VRAM at 1440P (and even more as you increase the AA!). Pick up the 4GB cards at that resolution. The price difference isn't astronomical, and the performance degradation you see when you hit the VRAM limit is a complete showstopper as your FPS drops to 1-2. In this case it is definitely wiser to invest a little more money now to ensure that you will not have to upgrade again (to a higher VRAM card) later on.
Its 88$ US here just wanted to ask if it is worth it?
thanks for your help
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Think i will save some money and just get a 2GB EVGA GTX 680 SC Signature+ that way i dont have to replace the Asus card and i can use the money for other parts
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2GB will be fine for a while I would say. I don't really seeing it being a major player until new consoles come out and games are pushed further.

That and really, IMO, at higher resolutions AA isn't as important. I personally can't tell the difference between in game AA and the AA from the card.
 
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bf3 maxes my vram on my 580 i would push for a 4gb card
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My SLI 480s were fine with BF3 and those had less vram than 580s
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My SLI 480s were fine with BF3 and those had less vram than 580s
Unless you get the 3gb version, 580s and 480s have the same amount of VRAM.
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I was a huge EVGA fanboy until they ggot rid of their lifetime warranties.

I always felt there may have been better cards, but sacrificed that in some cases for that warranty. Their step-up program isn't what it used to be either. I have never had an issue with their C/S. However I am now hooked on MSI ever since I had 2 580 Lightnings...Now I have 670's from MSI and wont look back. I like MSI's coolers better and I think they perform and look better than EVGA,

However the question was about EVGA as a company and I think they are a good company, however not what they used to be.
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I made a vow to only go with EVGA cards after my 570 HD. They have amazing support and they are just as good as the competition.
     
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For nvidia its EVGA or bust.
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