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^this. +rep. plus there are alternative settings such as fxaa to accomodate 2GB ram and lower.
I wouldn't buy a top card like GTX 690 to use FXAA.
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I wouldn't buy a top card like GTX 690 to use FXAA.

actually, i would not buy a 2GB card for $300. but that's just me.
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So cf then?
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So cf then?

test it first, KEITH. no, stuttering and no fps drops in your games and the settings you are comfortable with, then you are good.
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post #75 of 96
Up to you man, 2GB is enough for your res, so don't worry about that.
I'd just take a look at the performance differences b/t the two setups and decide if paying the extra is worth it to you or not.
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post #76 of 96
Dude, good pros and cons were given for both of your choices. The decision is yours, You are choosing between video cards, not life or death. laugher.gif
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Testing the card is no problem, as he will want to test mine.

Its not and issue just to buy a 2nd 7970, but which one.

I figure it doesnt have to be the same card, maybe one with dual fans so it can be one top.

The deal with the 690 is a sweet deal.

I just hooked up my VG248 last night, wow 144hz rocks, now I just need to feed it.

My main goal is to set for another yr or 2 for gaming.
post #78 of 96
7970's are loud on stock fan settings (i tryed it)
But if you setup a nice fan curve in msi afterburner its going to be a little louder than a 680 ref most of the time
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actually, i would not buy a 2GB card for $300. but that's just me.
You're referring to the 660 Ti in my sig, right?
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Dude, good pros and cons were given for both of your choices. The decision is yours, You are choosing between video cards, not life or death. laugher.gif


I work hard for my money, and I like looking hard at all my options.
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