Originally Posted by exlink
Purchased a GTX 590 last week from Newegg and its expected to arrive Tuesday. Went with the dual-GPU card because I run an mATX system so running a 2 card SLI set-up wouldn't fair well.
Anyway, I have a quick question to GTX 580/590 users: have you guys run into many problems with having 1.5GB Vram? I'm going to be gaming at 4320x900 but with bezel compensation it pretty much is the same resolution as 2560x1600. So basically, do you guys think that 1.5GB Vram will suffice in the majority of games at my resolution? I'm mostly worried about Battlefield 3 since that will be my number one game I'll play on my rig for the next few years.
I really would like to stick with the GTX 590 opposed to the HD 6990 because of the excessive noise and heat on the HD 6990, but if I'm going to be hitting the Vram cap often I might just have to go for it.
The majority of games out there will not be a problem. Just be mindful of AA settings, in general.
Of course, system intensive titles like Crysis, Metro 2033, STALKER, and from what I'm hearing, Witcher 2, may need to have other tweaks done in order to get appreciable performance, but once you find the right balance playing in Surround will be well worth it.
As far as Battlefield 3 goes, no one really has any concrete information on it yet. I'm sure the closer we get to the release date, more and more information will become available. The little bit that is out there have made mention that the recent gameplay demos were all run on a single GTX 580. If this is true (and I suspect it is as DICE does not really push the technological envelope too far if history is anything to go by), then you shouldn't have to worry about the performance of your GTX 590.