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Most important spec for large displays?

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July 25, 2011 9:11:43 PM

Hey guys, I am going to be running a 2560x1440 display for gaming, and was wondering what the most important spec in a card I should look for. Is it processors... is it memory? I figured there might be some things to look for that are different than say, dual monitors or lower resolutions.

Thanks for any advice!
July 25, 2011 9:23:41 PM

Memory definitely comes into account, I believe. If you'll be doing gaming, then you'll want the higher resolution textures being put up, and the higher the detail on the textures, the more VRAM needed.

Processing does also come into account, but most cards that you get that are around the middle/upper-middle tier should definitely be more than capable of gaming at that resolution!
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July 26, 2011 7:03:13 AM

Zeldian said:
Hey guys, I am going to be running a 2560x1440 display for gaming, and was wondering what the most important spec in a card I should look for. Is it processors... is it memory? I figured there might be some things to look for that are different than say, dual monitors or lower resolutions.

Thanks for any advice!

Good gaming performance for 2560x1440 resolution begins with a HD 6870. It gets better with 6950 1GB but ideal should be the 6950 2GB Version.
Check this out:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...
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August 2, 2011 12:00:04 AM

randomkid said:
Good gaming performance for 2560x1440 resolution begins with a HD 6870. It gets better with 6950 1GB but ideal should be the 6950 2GB Version.
Check this out:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...


Thanks! So, if I go that route in a crossfire setup, will that be even better for the resolution?
August 2, 2011 4:58:09 AM

Yea that should work very well. I'm a bigger nvidia fan so a 570 would be awesome and if you ever were to run more monitors, msi sells a 3 gb gtx 580

Good luck though with your buying !
a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2011 6:17:58 AM

Zeldian said:
Thanks! So, if I go that route in a crossfire setup, will that be even better for the resolution?

Sure. Higher resolution means more pixels to process when rendering the images. More pixels, more power you need. CF setup just means more processors so more fps will be rendered. so it definitely helps.
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