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GTX670 2gb, enough for multimonitor?

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Hello,

Just as the title says, Im at sort of a crossroads atm. Im selling my 2500K as soon as theres a CPU thats worth an upgrade on the market (Haswell or Steamroller, time will tell), and with it, Im selling my GTX 670 IF the VRAM will be a bottleneck for multiscreen gaming.

Theres also a second option on the wall. LG EA93 21x9 aspect ratio monitor:





Should I SLI this card or get rid of it? Modded Skyrim eats up about 2000mb VRAM, Black Ops 2 with everything maxed out and rediculous MSAA is around 1650mb VRAM and that game isnt even very demanding. Crysis 3 also ramps up a good ammount of VRAM as the setting goes up.

Will the gaming industry turn to different AA options later on so VRAM will be good as is or will a rig with 2gb VRAM be yesterdays business come Q1 2014?
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My thought is that you're going to be fine on a single monitor with the GTX 670 for quite some time. It's one monster of a card that's for sure. 2GB VRAM is only an issue if you play Skyrim mods often (which, i have to say, is horridly inefficient coding if it's gobbing up that much video memory). Some games will page things into the VRAM but it doesn't mean they actually need all of it.

SLI GTX 670's would be colossally powerful at single monitor and would hold their own well at multi-monitor.
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