Worth going from 2 gig 5970 to 4 gig version? Tags: Radeon Graphics Cards Sapphire Graphics Last response: May 17, 2010 11:12 AM in Graphics & Displays Share pnico May 13, 2010 10:26:28 PM hi, I saw sapphire released or is about to release a 5970 with 4 gig, making this the fastest video card available..right? is it worth going from the 2 gig version to the 4 gig version? what would the benefit of the additional ram be? im guessing the ability to crank up the details and the res and still have good fps? More about : worth gig 5970 gig version JofaMang a b U Graphics card May 13, 2010 10:30:12 PM The 5970 is not lacking for memory when running single monitors. The 4gb version will only shine if given enough resolution to utilize it (3 or 6 monitor eyefinity setups). Having extra memory does almost nothing for performance, but being short is crippling. If you are not short on memory with 2gb, then 4gb will be pointless for you. m 0 l shadow187 a c 130 U Graphics card May 13, 2010 11:04:18 PM Seeing as how you use more than 1 monitor, you should go ahead and do that. Especially because of the cooling Sapphire provides with it. m 0 l Related resources Going From 2 To 4 Gig' Worth It On XP Pro? - Forum Worth it to sell both my gtx 680 sli (2 gig versions) and buy one r9 290x? - Forum 5970 4 gig and 5970 2 gig in cfx? - Forum 5970 4 gig upgrade to 6990? - Forum 5970 4 gig vs fermi - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rofl_my_waffle a b U Graphics card May 13, 2010 11:35:28 PM For the extra money of a new card you can get a full water cooling loop and overclock your card by a huge margin. m 0 l pnico May 14, 2010 12:20:45 AM yes Im using eyefinity.. and woiuld love to crank up the details to the max.. 3 lcd eyefinity 24 " m 0 l shadow187 a c 130 U Graphics card May 14, 2010 12:49:50 AM Wait for the Sapphire 4GB. m 0 l rofl_my_waffle a b U Graphics card May 14, 2010 12:54:25 AM I personally find my single 2560x1600 monitor better since it has a sharper image while eyefinity with smaller monitors just have a wider view. m 0 l pnico May 14, 2010 1:02:50 AM how much was your 2560x1600 lcd? m 0 l shazzalol May 17, 2010 11:12:01 AM Hmm whats your budget? assuming you have an endless credit card than go for it.If your a Graphics and FPS critic than you will see a 15 -17FPS difference with eyefinity when using 2560x1600 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 5970 4 gig model Forum Solvedg skill sniper ram 2 4gigs or corsair vengeance 8gig Forum SolvedCPU-Z confirms 4gig but Task Manager only sees 2gig as maximum Forum Solved2x8 gig sticks or 4x4 gig sticks? Forum SolvedWith four slots for ram memory...can you mix a 2 gig and two 1 gigs to make the max of 4 gigs Forum SolvedIncreasing RAM, what about the future? 2 gig sticks, or 4gig sticks? Brand compatibility, etc Battlefield series Forum SolvedWhats the difference in 2 4gig sticks of ram vs 1 8 gig stick of ram? Forum Which version of XP supports 4gig of ram? Forum Palit Geforce gtx 460 2gig version SLI'd with other Palit versions Forum will my pc run crysis ,this my specs amd athlon 64 x2 3ghz 4gig ram, gigabyte geforce gtx 260 oc Forum SolvedASUS P5G41T-M LX3 RAM PROBLEMS WITH XMS3 2X4 GIG 1333 Forum 4870 2 gig version? Forum SolvedGTX680 2.0Gig Vs GTX680 4.0Gig Forum Solved2 Momentus XT 500s RAID 0 vs 1 128 Gig SSD (Cheapest) 4 games loading Forum BSOD when using x2 4gig 1600MHZ Memory Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !