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Ok another noob question here, So if 3GB is overkill for 1080, then why is it that 7970 is faster than a 6970 at 2GB on the same resolution? Or is it just all because of the clock speeds?

I guess what Im trying to get at is, what makes games peg such high FPS on higher end cards if it's not the available Vram?

Moar cores, better performance per core and higher clock speeds. A 1.5gb 580 will destroy a 2gb gt640.
For skyrim mods check out skyrim nexus. They have a nice mod manager and a giant database.
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I saw 2.5gbs in BioShock the other night but that's the only game that I was tracking how much vram my games have been using
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Moar cores, better performance per core and higher clock speeds. A 1.5gb 580 will destroy a 2gb gt640.
For skyrim mods check out skyrim nexus. They have a nice mod manager and a giant database.

Awesome, although I will wait until I get my new 7970, Im just not going to bother trying out mods seeing I only get -30fps in Skyrim vanilla everything set to low on my GT 520....redface.gif
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Most of my games (even BF3) push past 2GB thanks to my monitor (2560x1440 res).
So far Bioshock Infinite has been the only one to push it so close to 3GB that windows starts telling me to turn off Aero... annoying freaking popup box.

So yea, what everyone else said. If you plan on using only a single 1080p monitor, you dont need 3GB, for now.
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