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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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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.

 

You are correct, my 27" 2560x1440 monitor was one of my favorite computer purchases ever. I could never go back to a standard size/resolution monitor!

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

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7950 would be your best bet :thumbsup:

 

Loving my 30" 2560x1600, so much room

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

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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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