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post #11 of 25
Gte the 2Gb version.

The benefit of the extra VRAM might not show up in pure benchmark numbers but you'll FEEL just how much smoother the 2Gb is.
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2GB Version. It's the far better choice
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Civ 5 uses 1,344MB of Vram on a huge fully exposed map.
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post #14 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by scatteh316 View Post
Gte the 2Gb version.

The benefit of the extra VRAM might not show up in pure benchmark numbers but you'll FEEL just how much smoother the 2Gb is.
hmm I don't know about 'feeling' differences, but for the price difference the 2gb is a better choice.

As some people have mentioned some games use over 1gb of vram, especially (and mostly exclusively) when large amounts of AA are applied or you're playing at high resolution.
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post #15 of 25
I would go with the 2GB version just for the unlock (Whether its just a shader unlock or a full 6970 unlock).

Also. If you are buying a 6950, stay away from XFX. I got lucky with mine, but I hear a few people are having troubles with their 6950s with newer revisions. Go with Sapphire or something.
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post #16 of 25
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hmm I don't know about 'feeling' differences, but for the price difference the 2gb is a better choice.

As some people have mentioned some games use over 1gb of vram, especially (and mostly exclusively) when large amounts of AA are applied or you're playing at high resolution.
Oh trust me you can feel the difference.

See my sig? I went from 1Gb 5850 Crossfire to a 2Gb 6950.

While the 6950 was giving me lower frame rates in most of the games I played it felt a lot smoother with less jerkiness and stuttering.

STALKER Call Of Pripyat being a good example, Game used to stutter quite a lot in some places. Was nothing to do with the cards as the 5850's had more then enough grunt to run the game with 4xMSAA. They just didn't have the memory.

With the 6950 the frame rates were again lower but all the jekiness had completely gone.

People who say you don't need more then 1Gb of VRAM are people who've never owned a 2Gb card.

The difference in smoothness is night and day.
post #17 of 25
Well in terms of performance at 1080p, when NOT unlocked, both the 1GB and 2GB version do very similarly, and so if you do not plan on unlocking shaders (and/or memory), go for the 1GB.

If you like tweaking with that kind of stuff to get the maximum performance out of your hardware, go with the 2GB version, in which case you could flash it into a 6970, and get a superior performance.
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check this review and decide for yourself.

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/39...ire/index.html
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post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by scatteh316 View Post
Oh trust me you can feel the difference.

See my sig? I went from 1Gb 5850 Crossfire to a 2Gb 6950.

While the 6950 was giving me lower frame rates in most of the games I played it felt a lot smoother with less jerkiness and stuttering.
And u concluded that "less jerkiness and stuttering" was because of 1GB --> 2GB?
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And u concluded that "less jerkiness and stuttering" was because of 1GB --> 2GB?
I suggest you read what I said again.

I clearly stated it was smoother because 2Gb > 1Gb
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