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#1 stackrainer

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Right now I have a hd 6870, and I was wondering what video card you guys would recommend for my new monitor (catleap) which is 2560x1440. I was thinking maybe a gtx 670, then sli whenever i need it, but would i need 4gb's for the future or not? it'll be used for heavy gaming.

BTW: catleap monitor is AMAZING. I came from a 1600x900 display and this is just so much better. :D

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

Right now I have a hd 6870, and I was wondering what video card you guys would recommend for my new monitor (catleap) which is 2560x1440. I was thinking maybe a gtx 670, then sli whenever i need it, but would i need 4gb's for the future or not? it'll be used for heavy gaming.

BTW: catleap monitor is AMAZING. I came from a 1600x900 display and this is just so much better. :D

I have no problems gaming with dual 6870s on my 27" 2560x1440 display, and you can probably pick a second one up for ~120 bucks. Keep in mind at that resolution AA is almost not needed - I used to use at least 8xAA on my 1920x1200 monitor, but on this one I cannot tell a difference between 2x and 4x so just run 2x.

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Wow, puck just kinda summed that one up for most of us lol. I agree with puck. :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

If you upgrade I'd get a 7900 card, or perhaps attempt 6870CF if you want to or can.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

7950 would be your best bet :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

I'm tempted to test out my good overclocking HD 7850 and see how it fairs on 2560 x 1600 gaming.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

I'm tempted to test out my good overclocking HD 7850 and see how it fairs on 2560 x 1600 gaming.

Wild guess - it'll be roughly 50% slower than it is at 1920x1080. :P

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

I'd honestly go for a 4GB GTX 670 if it were me.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:04 AM

Personally I would buy the 4gb 670, however some of the other options listed above are good as well.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

I wouldn't go for less than 3-4GB VRAM for that res myself :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

I wouldn't go for more than 3-4GB VRAM for that res myself :thumbsup:

You mean less?? :P

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

You mean less?? :P


Ssssshhhh ;)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Ssssshhhh ;)

Hey atleast you weren't somebody coming in saying "buy a 670 2GB bro, 7950s are weaksauce" ....it'd be the end of your days had you done so :evilgrin:

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