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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

Resolution of the three monitors? 2GB of VRAM is plenty for single 1080 or 1440. 2GB is also enough for triple 1080, but it's kinda stretching it for triple 1440.

People, please understand this. On a single monitor, the 2 to 4gb bump in VRAM makes almost no difference whatsoever. On triple monitor, because of how efficiently GK 104 utilizes VRAM and its memory bus, it can stretch 2GB far further than most would think.

Thanks for explaining. I guess 2gb will do you fine.
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post #12 of 20
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Thats only 2gb, i will be gaming on 3 monitors.

I posted that by accident and that's why i removed it.
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post #13 of 20
Been there, done that. Single 680 doesn't have enough power to run a high enough resolution at IQ settings that would warrant 4GB. I ran 6040x1200 on a 680 Lightning no problem. BL2, Skyrim, BF3, etc. With settings even in the High to Very High range it only got ~30-40 fps even overclocked to 1400mhz. 4GB cards if you're going SLI would be a good plan though.
post #14 of 20
What, I frequently max the 2GB on my 680 at 5760x1080. Go for the 4Gb so you don't regret it later.
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post #15 of 20
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What, I frequently max the 2GB on my 680 at 5760x1080. Go for the 4Gb so you don't regret it later.
In what games?
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post #16 of 20
I would just wait for the next gen card of nvidia or grab 2 cheap 7950 for that resolution. Its not the 2 gb the problem. The real problem is the memory interface of gk104. On the other hand titan will be a beast for that res thumb.gif
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post #17 of 20
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What, I frequently max the 2GB on my 680 at 5760x1080. Go for the 4Gb so you don't regret it later.

You mean afterburner tells you the game is caching 2GB? Because if you were actually maxing it out you would change your settings, unless you enjoy a 4fps slideshow for whatever reason. Two completely separate things, most engines will use whatever you give it, that doesn't mean it actually needs that much.
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Is 500w enough to run a gtx 690?
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Is 500w enough to run a gtx 690?

Depends on the PSU and the rest of the build. I did run my 690 with a 550W unit on my Ivy build for a little bit, it pulled around 575W from the wall at max. But that is pushing the PSU pretty hard, and not really recommended.
post #20 of 20
Get one of these 4gb GTX 680s:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600315498%20600311819%20600007787&IsNodeId=1&name=4GB
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