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This whole memory thing is getting out of hand.

It's like back in the day when people insisted on recommending 1000W PSU's for GTX 480's...

Guys, even on 1440p I can run nearly any game maxed out, except for BF3. With those GPU's he won't have any issues, even with 2GB.

Sure he may suffer a little with a heavily modded Skyrim, but to suggest that he invests a stupid amount of money...just to be able to mod one single game is outrageous.

Your cards are fine, ignore the doomsday folk.
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Looks like it will be cool
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post #13 of 63
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Okay well the vram may be a decent limitation.

Most of the time, yes but I still see games occasionally in surround on max skipping frames. Lag. Over clocked at +130 stably
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Thanks for the vote of confidence on the vram. I don't mind hearing some doomsday because I did just learn more about sli smile.gif
post #15 of 63
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post

This whole memory thing is getting out of hand.
It's like back in the day when people insisted on recommending 1000W PSU's for GTX 480's...
Guys, even on 1440p I can run nearly any game maxed out, except for BF3. With those GPU's he won't have any issues, even with 2GB.
Sure he may suffer a little with a heavily modded Skyrim, but to suggest that he invests a stupid amount of money...just to be able to mod one single game is outrageous.
Your cards are fine, ignore the doomsday folk.

I am merely pointing out the issue that the vram might be a limitation that he should be aware of. IMO
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I would go with 4gb 670s or 680s in sli. That way you have extra vram to go with your added gpu horsepower, also I had seen other users say that the 690 runs at about the same as 670 sli due to lowering of the clocks on a single board.

I made this mistake before on not getting a higher v ram version when I intended to go Sli. Everything feels great until you hit that Vram limit, and framerate just plummets. Not a gradual drop, but a sharp drop in frames. So I would say balance your gpu horsepower with the extra vram to go along with it.
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post #17 of 63
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That is something I should have thought about a year ago. At the moment 4 GPUs wouldn't go with the 2pci slots I have. I understand the vram limitations but I'm a little bit limited in quad sli options
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Originally Posted by JoshMck View Post

That is something I should have thought about a year ago. At the moment 4 GPUs wouldn't go with the 2pci slots I have. I understand the vram limitations but I'm a little bit limited in quad sli options

I suppose the case does not support normal ATX boards. Right?
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Unfortunately no. I wish it did. Aim so far is to push the processor above 4.5 MHz
GPU to max clock and if I get brave. Over volt it

And the ram to 2400 because I'm not sure if the processor and chip set can handle more
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