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5870 1gb vs 5870 2gb

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what are the differences between the two?
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what are the differences between the two?
The amount of video memory on the card. If you're not using a very high resolution, you will see no difference at all. The only time the 2 gb will outperform the 1 gb model is if you run out of memory.
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The amount of video memory on the card. If you're not using a very high resolution, you will see no difference at all. The only time the 2 gb will outperform the 1 gb model is if you run out of memory.
Or when you run a eyefinity type set up...then the higher vram will help...
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unless you have 3 monitors at 2560x1600 each, then you don't need the 2gb.
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price is biggest difference.
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5870 2gb is $250 would someone buy it for $350
Edited by vltor - 2/19/11 at 8:10pm
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unless you have 3 monitors at 2560x1600 each, then you don't need the 2gb.
would like to see what you have read, that got you to THAT conclusion??
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Or when you run a eyefinity type set up...then the higher vram will help...
Did you not read where I stated that high resolution is the only time more memory is helpful?
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post #9 of 11
1080p and down the 2gb is usually not needed.
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Usually, you said it. Crysis fin 1080p fills 1GB in no time.

Textures modded can even fill 2GB.
   
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