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    Default Re: So a few different paths to go down...

    The ATI cards have 2gb of memory so they will probably be better than 1.5gb 580? Can't say about the 3gb model though,one thing the ATI's will have though is a lot less power consumption than the NVIDIA cards
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    Default Re: So a few different paths to go down...

    So I took the plunge and went in for the 580 3GB. should arrive next week :).

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    Good luck with your new 580 3GB card, let us know how it works out.
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    Default Re: So a few different paths to go down...

    You won't be seeing any performance advantage over the 1.5G cards at 1920x1080 (the resolution of your monitor).

    3GB cards are handy if running a pair in nVidia Surround, a large display in 3D Vision, 3D Vision Surround (3D AND three monitors), forcing Sparse Grid Supersampling at high resolutions or a Fallout 3 fan (or similar) that uses a lot of fan made/community texture addons.

    VRAM simply buffes information being worked on by the GPU's, if the amount of memory is sufficient, adding more will do nothing.

    You may infact find that you'll see a very very small performance decrease compared to an equally clocked 1.5GB card. The 3GB versions have higher VRAM latency timings to cope with having twice the VRAM connected to the bus.
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