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1.5 GB VRM vs 3 GB VRM - how much of a difference will it make?

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September 19, 2011 6:39:04 PM

Ok, so that is my question, running at a 1900-100 or whatever, resolution, will the extra 1.5 GB make a difference?
I plan on recording some with fraps as well, just so you know
September 19, 2011 6:46:02 PM

ok, but I need some more people's opinons to make sure you are right
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September 19, 2011 6:51:17 PM

assuming you are talking about the gtx 580, 3gb vram versions are actually slightly slower. 1.5gb is more than enough of vram for 1080p.
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September 19, 2011 6:54:14 PM

Yeah, I am, so I shouldn't go with the MSI lightning extreme, just the MSI lightning?
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September 19, 2011 7:02:10 PM

When gaming, yes, there's better performance due to a large amount of memory on 1.4Gb card than a 1gb card this happens on resolutions higher than 1080p, when you set these settings AA and AF to 4x and up, and better textures quality, the more GDDR is used to save and show up in screen, when there's lack of memory it performs poorly because it uses the system DDR memory increasing latency and consequently less FPS. hope this is clearly enough.
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September 19, 2011 7:11:37 PM

Ok, I see, I think I'll go with the Xtreme edition then
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September 19, 2011 8:54:12 PM

Best answer selected by Adrennn.
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