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The thing is, most people don't take into consideration you can OC the hell outta' a GTX 560 and make it perform about GTX 570 level.
:[ just when i thought i knew what i was going to do...
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Is it possible to purchase the 560 and use my 9800gtx+ as a separate physx processor or something?
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post #23 of 47
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Actually, 1GB vs 2GB doesn't make a difference, even at 1600p
This is absolutely untrue. With 1GB of VRAM at 1600p you're much more limited in terms of AA/tessellation options. It's very apparent, even at 1440p.

IE 460 sli vs a single 580 at 1600p. The 580 has higher playable settings in most demanding titles, despite the SLI 460s having more raw processing power.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/..._460_1gb_sli/2

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@OP Yeah you could use the 9800gtx+ for dedicated physx with either card. Here is a thread about using an ATI/AMD maincard and an nVidia for physx.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/591...dia-physx.html

Regarding Vram, I don't think there's any question that with some titles when you go above 1080P you should optimally have more than 1GB. The question is if you play exactly at 1080P, is it worth it to have the extra buffer? As far as I can tell, it just depends on the particular game, but this is something I'm interested in researching more myself.
Edited by loveadventurer - 4/16/11 at 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by Mugabuga View Post
The thing is, most people don't take into consideration you can OC the hell outta' a GTX 560 and make it perform about GTX 570 level.
So can a 6950, what's your point?..

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Is it possible to purchase the 560 and use my 9800gtx+ as a separate physx processor or something?
Yes you can, it would work with a 6950 too but why add in the extra heat and power consumption when hardly many games use PhysX to begin with, and only Mafia (on high/est) would actually be stressful and require a dedicated PhysX card. Just get with whichever you prefer, both are great cards.

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This is absolutely untrue. With 1GB of VRAM at 1600p you're much more limited in terms of AA/tessellation options. It's very apparent, even at 1440p.
You're not only comparing different cards, but different configs there too, so it's kind of worthless. It does come down to the game you play but in most cases 1GB vs 2GB doesn't make a difference (for now at least).

I would still spend the slightly extra money for the 2GB card.
    
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You're not only comparing different cards, but different configs there too, so it's kind of worthless.
I think you misunderstood the comparison.

SLI 460s match or exceed a single 580 in most games, however the extra 500MB of VRAM allows the 580 to get playable framerates at higher maximum settings in extreme resolutions. The 1GB 460s choke.

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It does come down to the game you play but in most cases 1GB vs 2GB doesn't make a difference (for now at least).
At 1080p, yes. Larger resolutions absolutely benefit from more VRAM however.
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I think you misunderstood the comparison.

SLI 460s match or exceed a single 580 in most games, however the extra 500MB of VRAM allows the 580 to get playable framerates at higher maximum settings in extreme resolutions. The 1GB 460s choke.

At 1080p, yes. Larger resolutions absolutely benefit from more VRAM however.
Yea I know but there are still most games which don't make too much of a difference.






    
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Go with the reference HIS 6950 2GB linked earlier. Stronger performer and has unlock potential. As awesome as fermi is when overclocked, this price point is a win for AMD due to a stronger card at stock with the unlock potential.
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Yea I know but there are still most games which don't make too much of a difference.
Those charts are a little misleading out of context. AvP is run at only 2xAA, Mafia 2 is tested with the in game AA setting (less demanding than 2xSSAA) and Crysis is run in Gamer mode. The other games aren't particularly texture heavy or demanding.

If you don't mind making IQ sacrifices, you can make a 1GB framebuffer work at high resolutions, but if you're expecting to "max" the more demanding titles, 1GB isn't sufficient.
Edited by Booty Warrior - 4/17/11 at 4:09am
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Those charts are a little misleading out of context. AvP is run at only 2xAA, Mafia 2 is tested with the in game AA setting (less demanding than 2xSSAA) and Crysis is run in Gamer mode. The other games aren't particularly texture heavy or demanding.

If you don't mind making IQ sacrifices, you can make a 1GB framebuffer work at high resolutions, but if you're expecting to "max" the more demanding titles, 1GB isn't sufficient.
Yea but some games will run poorly regardless anyway, so what does it matter if its maxed out if you can't get decent FPS?.. I mean if Crysis was at x8 AA then it would be even less playable so.. :/
    
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