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I had crossfire 5850's before this 6970 so i had more power previously...

Well, that can be explained by the fact that CrossFire can, at many times, introduce lower min. frame rates than single.
    
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Metro 2033, DX11, 1920x1200, No tesselation or DOF.

1.45Gb VRAM usage...

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Well, that can be explained by the fact that CrossFire can, at many times, introduce lower min. frame rates than single.
My min/avg/max frame rates for my 5850 CF hammers my 6970 rates
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well i can say i ran crysis, and warhead at max setting 8x AA on 1600x900 easily, about 70FPS normal, 65-60 in dense areas.

but then again thats me. and my 5770 is only a 1GB card..

i even ran a run of crysis normal settings w/ SLI'd 8600GTS's while my radeon was in for RMA, it actually ran rather smooth to my surprise, around 47FPSish most of the time, the odd drops to the low 40s.
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My min/avg/max frame rates for my 5850 CF hammers my 6970 rates
If the frame rates are higher, how can you say that it's stuttering? If you were in fact VRAM limited, frame rates would drop to less than 10 FPS.
    
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I disagree.


1.3GB SLi GTX 570's will destroy 2GB SLi GTX 560 Ti's.
1080P/1200p and 1600P.
Maybe in terms of FPS, but gameplay experience??? What happens when the 570's hit their VRAM limit - you get stutter - i've experienced this already in games like Metro for example and that's on a single card!
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Stalker : COP

No were near running maxed.

1Gb of VRAM used INDOORS!!!

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AVP : 1920x1200, Maxxed with NO anti-aliasing

1.5Gb VRAM usage! Again grows in more texture intensive levels.

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Company of hero's 4.

1920x1080 with 4xMSAA ~ 995mb!! RAM jumps over 1Gb mark in certain levels and on screen action.

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Metro 2033, DX11, 1920x1200, No tesselation or DOF.

1.45Gb VRAM usage...



Pal, this is RAM, not VRAM!!!

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If the frame rates are higher, how can you say that it's stuttering? If you were in fact VRAM limited, frame rates would drop to less than 10 FPS.
In pure benchmarks they were higher, In actual GAMEPLAY they were worse..
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Just look at reviews that compare identical cards with two different memory size (1gb vs 2gb) - in most cases at 1080p they perform identical.

For example here's a 6950 1gb vs 2gb review:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...mance_review/2



There are other examples of this tho, you could check out 5870 1gb vs 2gb ect..
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