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Originally Posted by Arizonian;13335561 
There is a new GTX 580 3GB version out yesterday by EVGA will do a better job than the AMD 6970 2Gb version for larger resolution out now.

It better be... considering it is way more expensive.
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Originally Posted by james8;13336886 
I thought it use system RAM first, then HDD confused.gif

Not to my knowledge.

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He talks about VRAM limits around 5:15
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0VNiWtQqb4[/ame]
post #103 of 128
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Originally Posted by SHNS0;13339350 
Probably, if you're staying high with AA. As far as I know, the bigger resolutions you have, the less anti-alias you need.

Less being the main word here. Some people claim you dont need aa at higher resolutions (not you poster, to be clear on that) but imho I need at least 4xaa on my 26" 1920x1200 monitor before I'm happy, with a very few exceptions. Dont know how anyone can avoid spotting jaggies even on high resolutions.
    
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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior;13339434 
Not to my knowledge.

Edit:
He talks about VRAM limits around 5:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0VNiWtQqb4


*Hopefully* when a game's memory needs for textures and frame buffer exceed what's physically on the card, the system ram would be used for the overflow. This can still tank performance pretty badly though.

However, whenever the managing of memory is in the hands of Windows, one cannot be sure that it won't decide to use the pagefile (i.e. the HD) for storage. Which will of course involve very serious perf tankage.

Ergo, you and Jam3s are both right, in a manner of speaking thumb.gif

Bottom-line, you don't want your textures or frame buffer anywhere but on the card itself, otherwise, perf is going to majorly suffer.
    
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3gb more than one monitor.
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http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&sku=224-8284&redirect=1
wow! that sounds like a GREAT alternative to a 3 monitor setup, do you see more than on a smaller resolution? i see all the time on 3 monitor setups you see a ton more details
post #107 of 128
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I got my "Asus DirectCuII GTX580" today. But I will wait with 1-2 pictures and mini review, untill I get it installed here at wednesday/friday.

Oh btw some people say they need to overclock their GTX570/580 with 10MHz on the core (from stock speed), to get full power our of their cards, at 120hz refresh rate.

I'm on a Sony FW900 1920x1200 85hz. Do you think I need to overclock too with 10MHz, to gain full power of my card?
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What they meant is when overclocking you go up 10Mhz at a time until you reach the point where your card is not stable to acheive highest over clock your card can go. If you've never over clocked do some research first.

A safe OC for me when I play games gives me 10% gain on my card on air cooling. My stock EVGA card is at 797 Core / 1013 Memory / 1594 Shader. I have a profile set for OC during gaming at 875 Core / 1111 Memory / 1750 Shader for that 10% gain.

When over clocking you need to be aware of your temp. Use GPU-Z as a good tool to keep an eye out. You should also set up a fan profile instead of the default setting. All video cards seem to have weak fan settings. There are six points on my grid and I go by the curve instead of step up graphs.

840C-45%
50C-56%
60C-67%
70C-78%
80C-89%
90C-100%

I'm off to work. Will check back with you later. Go to the GTX 500 series Club thread and look at the first page. Join up there by submitting your pic and proof. You'll get a lot of help over clocking and understanding of your card there.

See you later.
     
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Enjoy your overpriced card!!! I would have gotten a 560 or something and waited for the 600 series which is what I am doing right now.
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imho you can never have to much of a powerful video card(s) as software gets newer... it takes a significantly more powerful card to run them at playable fps.

Get a good video card now, and maybe save off buying another one for 3 maybe 4 years
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/3/11 at 9:54am
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