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1) At 3 x 1080p what kind of card would I be looking at to max everything out?
2) VRam...I know it's been argued about before but how much do I need? 2GB? 3? 4? I run A LOT of texture mods on Skyrim and heard that it can use over 2GB but have never looked into it.

To max the latest games on a surround setup you'll want 3x 670-680, I'd suggest the 4gb versions for you as you want to max games so this includes MSAA, also Skyrim mods.
If your happy playing with minimal or no MSAA but rather FXAA then 2x 670-680's will do fine for 95% of games. But once you start installing mods that changes drastically. Hence why you'd want 4gb versions.
Edited by emett - 12/12/12 at 3:19pm
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I just ordered my first DSLR camera from amazon today, I hope to get some decent pictures up and video for everyone that is interested in surround and especially at 7680x1440.

been needing to do a video review anyways of my monitors for the 1440p gaming club and crossover club threads
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^ Im interested. Thats a beastly res thumb.gif
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You guys got me interested now on vram usage but I'm not running any of those new games redface.gif.


I know for sure my 1.5gb 590s would choke on a lot of games @3240x1920 and some didn't even do dx11.
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opening scene of Crysis 2, dx10, ultra, 3240x1920 ~1.8gb. Downloading dx11 patch right now smile.gif
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opening scene of Crysis 2, dx10, ultra, 3240x1920 ~1.8gb. Downloading dx11 patch right now smile.gif

DX11 takes crazy vRam in Crysis 2.
 
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DX11 takes crazy vRam in Crysis 2.

downloading the high res texture pack too.
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downloading the high res texture pack too.

Thanks for reminding me I need to do that too...

I'm curious about your results.
 
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I just ordered my first DSLR camera from amazon today, I hope to get some decent pictures up and video for everyone that is interested in surround and especially at 7680x1440.
been needing to do a video review anyways of my monitors for the 1440p gaming club and crossover club threads

DES BEEN WAITING FOR YOU IN FOREVER TO DO THAT YES!!!!! smile.gif

question guys: so a lot of people here are saying vram 2gb is decent, vram 4gb is better.. etc etc

well i have played games that went over my vram of 2gb but i never got stutters... so whats the deal with that? what happens to a video card when the vram is used up? does it get cached somewhere else?

just wondering smile.gif

and IF i really am gimped with my gtx 670 ftw sli @ 2gb... then i might just switch to AMD for the time being to do 1440p surround..
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Thanks for reminding me I need to do that too...
I'm curious about your results.

DX11, Ultra, 3240x190, High texture option on: ~2.1GB

this is just the opening scene. I'm sure there are other parts of the game that will push the vram a bit higher.


Gonna try Metro later on. Just finished downloading BF2 (no BF3 yet until I finish #2 smile.gif).
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