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Alright so im literaly just about to purchase a gtx 560 and i got two choices the palit 2gb 560 or the 1gb Evga or asus dcu or msi one. Which one should i get and why. I was wondering how does Video Ram effect performance. Will i see things loading while i run or will it be more like lower quality. I was hopping to get a second computer screen like low res one for multitasking while i game on a 1080 one will 1gb be enough? Also will i be able to upgrade VRAM in any way later on? Finally is the 2gb palit gtx 560 gonna perform more/less because it says the clock is less then standard clock and its only a 7.46 board as opposed to the standard 9 inch they have. Please help is apreciated.
post #2 of 9
What is the price difference?

I would go with the 2GB version, not because you absolutely need it but because a few certain games like Metro 2033 (at 1080p) will use up more than 1GB of VRAM.

If you add a second computer screen, the 2GB will definitely be a better consideration.
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i always had luck w/ evga's quality AND support so i like them. i also agree w/ youra6 ^
if they cards prices are really close i would get the extra ram
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but like is it even the same refrence design because the pcb is shorter and even lower clock then standard 0o which kinda worried me and its also about 290 with shipping and the 1gb is about 255 with shiping so it is a big diff
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the 2gb if its shorter its not reference, im pretty sure that the asus and the evga is reference. But if your going to use it for multi display the 2gb would help. Personally i would go with the 1gb evga and later add another card.
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post #6 of 9
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yeah but if you add another card it will conjointly use the 1gb not double up. Also how much video ram does the os use because if i still only game on one screen and have a second for like research or something then will only the game one use RAM? and the second monitor is a possibility but by then i will probably be upgrading to another card anyway the only thing i look to do while i have this card is upgrade to 3d which doesnt use extra vram. Does it?
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ah, well i ment that from what i read (about gtx 460's) 1gb to 2gb doesnt seem to show that much of an improvement in terms of gaming (1-3 fps). im guessing the results might be somewhat similar with the 560's

460 2gb vs 1gb
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post #8 of 9
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yeah i think ill just use the 1gb cause its actualy use price diff like 30-40 dollar depending on which vrsn but main thing il suffer will be lost of texture quality on new games but new games that demanding probaly wont even run on this card so il stick with the 40 bucks in my pocket
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more video ram get better framebuffer performance.
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