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post #11 of 29
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Plenty of people out there are running eyefinity setups, at that res, without 2GB of VRAM, and are doing just fine.
Game devs are VERY reluctant about pushing for higher tech requirements in games, albeit certain European devs and John Carmack excepting. This is directly due to console pushing more units than PCs.
Even Crytek has dropped the requirements for their games, based upon the fact that less requirements mean more potential buyers.
Yes, we will still have people making games like Metro 2330 and so forth, but they will always be the exception rather than the rule. The only game I know of that makes use of more than 1GB of VRAM, right now, is GTA4 which is a poorly coded example of how not to port a game.
awesome this is the kinda responce i was hoping to get haha. I've heard GTA4 just hogs up about as much as a rig can give it so thats not to surprising... cool thanks for the input
post #12 of 29
i'm running 6024x1080 on a single 5850 and it's fine.

i do want another one for crossfire though.
post #13 of 29
congrats on the new monitors.
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post #14 of 29
Try it out with a single 5850 first. You should be ok, but a 2nd would help when you're running higher settings.
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You never said which monitors you're using...Link?
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post #16 of 29
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Yes, we will still have people making games like Metro 2330 and so forth, but they will always be the exception rather than the rule. The only game I know of that makes use of more than 1GB of VRAM, right now, is GTA4 which is a poorly coded example of how not to port a game.
GTA ain't the only one. Many games can run our of VRAM at sub-1080.

Handy review of 1GB vs. 2GB GTX460...in many games...at 16:9 and Eyefinity wesolutions:

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com...eatured_Review
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post #17 of 29
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Try it out with a single 5850 first. You should be ok, but a 2nd would help when you're running higher settings.
I second this. I am running 5670x1080 with 1280MB of vram and wow, BC2, metro2033 and Batman Arkam Aslyum all run fine at high- ultra settings at that res.
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post #18 of 29
Personally, I would get 2 2GB 6950's or 2 2GB GTX 560's.
    
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post #19 of 29
I wouldn't get another 5850 at that res, it's a dead end. I'd upgrade to a higher-power card (or possibly 2).

Also, i wish you the best of luck playing the new TES game at 5760x1080. Oblivion in it's day was like crysis, a benchmark. I can't even imagine what the next one is going to be like.
post #20 of 29
That card (5850) is fine in eyefinity for WoW and likely portal 2.
    
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