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Well wife let me get another card lol.... to sil wanted another like in my specs but in bf3 I run out of vmem if I set it to ultra frown.gif

So was thinking of just selling the 570 and getting a lighting... Sounds good ?
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Well wife let me get another card lol.... to sil wanted another like in my specs but in bf3 I run out of vmem if I set it to ultra frown.gif

So was thinking of just selling the 570 and getting a lighting... Sounds good ?
That's what I did (basically). thumb.gif
 
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post #4623 of 5998
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Well wife let me get another card lol.... to sil wanted another like in my specs but in bf3 I run out of vmem if I set it to ultra frown.gif

So was thinking of just selling the 570 and getting a lighting... Sounds good ?

Are you having a performance hit? Or is it just using all your ram. IMO if performance is still good then who cares.
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post #4624 of 5998
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That's what I did (basically). thumb.gif
I was thinking about the 3gb but I'm not sure if the 1.5gb is going to be enough for gaming and I wanna bench it also that's why I wanted the lighting might put it on ln2 just need a gpu pot tongue.gif
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Are you having a performance hit? Or is it just using all your ram. IMO if performance is still good then who cares.
it lags like if your fps drop low but there not it runs out of vmem and can't keep up so its like slow motion


Vmem= video card memory wink.gif
Edited by DOM. - 12/5/11 at 6:54pm
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post #4625 of 5998
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That's what I did (basically). thumb.gif
I was thinking about the 3gb but I'm not sure if the 1.5gb is going to be enough for gaming and I wanna bench it also that's why I wanted the lighting might put it on ln2 just need a gpu pot tongue.gif
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Are you having a performance hit? Or is it just using all your ram. IMO if performance is still good then who cares.
it lags like if your fps drop low but there not it runs out of vmem and can't keep up so its like slow motion


Vmem= video card memory wink.gif

Dom with a single 1920x1080p monitor the difference between 1.5GB vs 3.0GB is marginally 1-3 FPS gaming or benching. You aren't going to use 3GB VRAM with single 1920x1080p 120Hz monitor of your specs. Waste of money.

Even BF3 with the memory leak bug it's not effecting performance on my GTX 580 1.5GB card and the 3GB isn't doing better than mine. You won't gain higher benchmarks with a 3GB vs 1.5GB card either.

You'll only feel VRAM in Surround or Eyefinity where graphics rendering is being spread across all three monitors. At that point VRAM is king. 3GB is better than 2GB performance and anything less chokes.

Still up to you if you want 3GB but not going to give you any edge over the 1.5GB Vram option.
     
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Dom with a single 1920x1080p monitor the difference between 1.5GB vs 3.0GB is marginally 1-3 FPS gaming or benching. You aren't going to use 3GB VRAM with single 1920x1080p 120Hz monitor of your specs. Waste of money.

Even BF3 with the memory leak bug it's not effecting performance on my GTX 580 1.5GB card and the 3GB isn't doing better than mine. You won't gain higher benchmarks with a 3GB vs 1.5GB card either.
You'll only feel VRAM in Surround or Eyefinity where graphics rendering is being spread across all three monitors. At that point VRAM is king. 3GB is better than 2GB performance and anything less chokes.
Still up to you if you want 3GB but not going to give you any edge over the 1.5GB Vram option.

The only reason I was looking at the 3gb was for gaming cuz my 570 runs out of vmem and don't wanna be in the same boat next yr with the 1.5gb

I'm not thinking I'm going to get more performance but longer life out of the card cuz why buy top of the line if your going to have to replace it every gen

Cuz I'm not talking about the lighting ver of the 3gb also there crazy seen some on amozon and wow there a lot
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post #4628 of 5998
Just ordered an EVGA 580 GTX SC edition off Amazon. Do any of you know if Amazon has the deal where you get Batman Arkham City for free? When I bought the card I saw nothing stating that there was a free gift involved like how Newegg would show. Really hoping I get Batman redface.gif
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That's what I did (basically). thumb.gif
I was thinking about the 3gb but I'm not sure if the 1.5gb is going to be enough for gaming and I wanna bench it also that's why I wanted the lighting might put it on ln2 just need a gpu pot tongue.gif
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Are you having a performance hit? Or is it just using all your ram. IMO if performance is still good then who cares.
it lags like if your fps drop low but there not it runs out of vmem and can't keep up so its like slow motion


Vmem= video card memory wink.gif

I understand what vmem is. BF likes to take all the ram it can get. But many users have reported that even though it maxes your ram the performance is still solid. I guess thats not the case for you.
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post #4630 of 5998
I got the lighting wanted a ref so I could get a full cover wb but I can live with the stock cooler can't wait to oc it with this cold weather smile.gif

And getting back my gig mb from rma and a i2400 so I can put the 2600k on the ss for some 5.6 action would of got a i2500k but they where sold out when I ordered now there I'm stock *** newegg mad.gif
Edited by DOM. - 12/6/11 at 8:17pm
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