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Another quick question that may be answered elsewhere but I could not find it. Would a pair of gtx580's 1.5GB handle 5760x1200 or would 3GB versions be needed? Any bonus to the 3GB version if it is not needed?
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Another quick question that may be answered elsewhere but I could not find it. Would a pair of gtx580's 1.5GB handle 5760x1200 or would 3GB versions be needed? Any bonus to the 3GB version if it is not needed?
Question is, do you run your games with AA or without?

Modded crysis can get upto 2700mb of vram being used as once, so for multimonitor gaming, i would say get the 3gb cards
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Question is, do you run your games with AA or without?

Modded crysis can get upto 2700mb of vram being used as once, so for multimonitor gaming, i would say get the 3gb cards
I run what I can but my current rig is a little behind the times. The 580's are for a new build. It sounds like 2 x 3GB would be the way to go for future-proofness. I'm a Bethesda addict and I'm sure Skyrim will push the envelope.
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This thing is ******* jinxed. I rolled back drivers to 270.x (chose clean install option), same problem. So then I notice that my BC2 settings.ini file has two [WindowsSettings] entries. One has the correct res, the other 1024x768. So I delete the wrong one, and I can finally get in the game menu...and then it ******* resets itself to 1024x768 and becomes inaccessible again, before I have time to change the resolution in-game.

***?
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This thing is ******* jinxed. I rolled back drivers to 270.x (chose clean install option), same problem. So then I notice that my BC2 settings.ini file has two [WindowsSettings] entries. One has the correct res, the other 1024x768. So I delete the wrong one, and I can finally get in the game menu...and then it ******* resets itself to 1024x768 and becomes inaccessible again, before I have time to change the resolution in-game.

***?
is this with surround?
    
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Yes.

e: I'm not the only one. Custom resolution support borked in DICE patch 3 months ago. Can these morons truly not avoid messing up everything they had working right the first time?

http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/506035.page
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do you have 2 seperate resolutions, one for desktop and the other for gaming?
    
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No, resolution I set in .ini is same as desktop. The initial problem was being unable to access menus. Then the problem became that I could access menu, but 5 seconds later it defaults to 1024x768 and is inaccessible again.

e: This has finally sorted itself out. Don't even ask me how. Ugh.
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I run what I can but my current rig is a little behind the times. The 580's are for a new build. It sounds like 2 x 3GB would be the way to go for future-proofness. I'm a Bethesda addict and I'm sure Skyrim will push the envelope.
Definately!

Good choice with that, are you looking into watercooling at all?

EVGA have a factory watercooled 580 3gb!

Win!
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Rule of thumb for Surround:

Always, always always get the most VRAM you can.

...

Bethesda have said they are developing Skyrim primarily for consoles, so at the moment I don't hold out much hope of it supporting Surround properly. There is a fairly good chance that it'll be vert-neg if they follow the Epic methodology.

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For Bad Company 2, set the options as you want them except for res, exit game, set res and FOV, set file to Read Only. Job done.
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