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I <3 anecdotal evidence.

Question for you guys: Why, if more VRAM is important for higher minimums (ie when your VRAM hits its cap you see a massive drop in performance, so if your card never hits the cap, you shouldn't ever see this drop) why do ATI cards, which typically have higher amounts of VRAM than their nVidia counterparts, have much lower minimum framerates? Look at a 570/580 vs a 6970 2gb. Or a 480 vs a 5870 2gb. Doesn't make sense to me if VRAM is the limiting factor.
You obviously haven't seen these cards at high res, even the 580 doesn't stand a chance. Not the slighest. Which is why it's hilarious by Nvidia delivering their top cards with so low Vram.
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I used to run an ATI HD 5870 with 1Gig of Vram. I would get Civ 5 freeze up on me very last in the game on huge maps that were fully exposed. With the GTX 580 with 1.5 Gigs of Vram I don't have freezing at all.

MSI Afterburner shows me that Civ 5 uses 1,344 MB of Vram. Which the GTX 580 has more, and the HD 5870 has less than that amount.

Just my way of thinking that the freezes were from the lower amount of Vram.
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