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Hello everyone,

Dell u3011 will arrive sometimes next week and I was wondering if single gtx 480 is enough for it. gtx 480's vram is 1.5gb and I heard some said that 2gb vram help a lot.

Here are some of 2gb vram video card that I am considering.

1. ati 5870 2gb
2. ati 6950 2gb
3. ati 6970 2gb
4. nvidia gtx 580 3gb

any suggestions?

edit: I can't go SLI/CF due to airflow and limitation to my computer case.
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post #2 of 10
it's fine.

This 1.5GB vram thing is imaginary unless you run 4xaa, which you don't need at that res.
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Ide probably go with the GTX 580 3GB because you are not going to x-fire it. And it has 3GB... if you are willing to spend the money then why not?
    
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I have a 2650x1600 and I'm happy with my 480.

You are fine with 1.5gb of vram. Just wait for a new series of cards to come out, then upgrade.
    
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5870 and 6950 would be a downgrade. I think you're fine with what you've got.
 
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
it's fine.

This 1.5GB vram thing is imaginary unless you run 4xaa, which you don't need at that res.
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Originally Posted by Vipr3 View Post
Ide probably go with the GTX 580 3GB because you are not going to x-fire it. And it has 3GB... if you are willing to spend the money then why not?
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
I have a 2650x1600 and I'm happy with my 480.

You are fine with 1.5gb of vram. Just wait for a new series of cards to come out, then upgrade.
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Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
5870 and 6950 would be a downgrade. I think you're fine with what you've got.

Thanks guys. I just spent $900 for dell u3011, so I glad to hear your comments! I guess I'll be ok with my gtx 480. Repped.
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Congrats on that monster of a monitor !
    
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Congrats on that monster of a monitor !
Thanks!
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Hello everyone,

Dell u3011 will arrive sometimes next week and I was wondering if single gtx 480 is enough for it. gtx 480's vram is 1.5gb and I heard some said that 2gb vram help a lot.

Here are some of 2gb vram video card that I am considering.

1. ati 5870 2gb
2. ati 6950 2gb
3. ati 6970 2gb
4. nvidia gtx 580 3gb

any suggestions?

edit: I can't go SLI/CF due to airflow and limitation to my computer case.
I would say it depends on what games you're looking to play, but since SLI is out of the question, I don't think 1.5GB VRAM will bottleneck you.

A single 480 won't really be able to max demanding titles at that res, so you'll run into processing power limitations before your frame buffer is a problem. Grats on the big screen by the way!
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Thanks. I can't wait
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