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I found someone who has the exact same card as I do in my sig, but the card he has is 1gb and I have 2gb.
I only and will be using one monitor, so do I actually use more than 1gb, or I do use 2gb?

I ask because I can get some money out of this trade.
    
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nah for gaming on a single 1920x1080 resolution screen, one 1gb hd5870 is more than enough. The only time you really need the extra ram is if you are running at an ultra-high resolution (2560x1600 and up) or if you are doing heavy graphics and video editing work
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Originally Posted by omnius19 View Post
nah for gaming on a single 1920x1080 resolution screen, one 1gb hd5870 is more than enough. The only time you really need the extra ram is if you are running at an ultra-high resolution (2560x1600 and up) or if you are doing heavy graphics and video editing work
In that case, then I should probably trade it with him with some cash.
How much?
    
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post #4 of 11
In my opinion, for one monitor 1920 X 1200 resolution, 1 GB is good enough. There may be a few games where the extra memory will help. With that said, I got myself 2 GB version of 6950 - reasons: only about 10 - 20 bucks more and I will go eyeinfinity at some point.
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post #5 of 11
I think you should keep it, it will turn out useful after all.
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post #6 of 11
well brand new, the 2 gb is about $40 more than the 1gb. So you might get 25-30 for the trade. You won't get a ton. You should find out how old his card is before you trade. If it is out of warranty but yours isn't then I would say the trade is not worth it.
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post #7 of 11
Keep your E6, it's much more valuable and flexible. You got it for 180 which was a steal... his card is worth 140-150used. How much are you expecting to get here?
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post #8 of 11
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Hes asking $200 here, which I know is super high. And I was hoping for $40 cash for the trade (minus $10 for shipping, so it will be $30).
Further thinking about this, I dont think I will trade afterall, I got the card for $155 after using a "value customer" coupon.
Eventually, when crysis 3 comes out, I can play it...
    
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post #9 of 11
Yeah, don't trade. Your card rocks!
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbaseballboy1234 View Post
Hes asking $200 hereEventually, when crysis 3 comes out, I can play it...

no....


just because you have more ram doesn't mean you'll get a higher FPS..

Games can't utilize more ram than what it needs, so 1gb is great for all games at 1080p, so if you go up to 2gb, you wont see a performance boost. So to say your have a 2gb gddr5 gpu doesn't mean you can play crysis 3 whenever that comes out.
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