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If you game on big resolutions get 2GB...otherwise get 1 GB...my advice is to go for 2Gb you knew know
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Komder View Post
If you game on big resolutions get 2GB...otherwise get 1 GB...my advice is to go for 2Gb you knew know
Is 1920x1080 considered big?
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I have liked my MSI ref GTX570 very much, I have really tried to avoid AMD/ATI stuff after that HD5870, the drivers just *uck up everything.
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You can ONLY unlock the ref 2GB model to a 6970.
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Originally Posted by bcooper56 View Post
Is 1920x1080 considered big?
No, that's a normal res today. You may want to run 3 monitors in the future or even going to a large single. In all seriousness it's f!@#$%^ cool, 3 monitor gaming that is!

That aside, why buy something that limits your future choices?
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1920x1080 is like standard rez now pretty much, when they say hi rez they mean like 2560x1200, 5760x1080 or even higher.

Either set up will work fine amd or nv
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post #27 of 31
2GB for the resolution you're on.
And 2GB because those can be unlocked to the 6970...1GBs CAN NOT unlock.
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GTX 570 1.25GB - 350$

HD 6950 2GB - 250$

Unlocking HD 6950 to HD 6970 and getting within 5-10% GTX 580 performance...

Priceless.
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post #29 of 31
What's your CPU clocked at? With my overclocks which makes my 570 faster than a stock 580, I'm running Metro chapter 3 start at 60-80FPS! I turned down 4X AA to Regular AAA though because I can't seem to see much of a difference other than the decrease in performance, everything else is maxed out with Tessellation.
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I was playing some Crysis today and at AA 8Q the game was utilizing up to 1450MB of VRAM... this was at 1080p resolutioin, something to consider.
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