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6870 1gb vs 6870 2gb 1920x1080p

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December 7, 2011 8:47:23 PM

Hello,

If I am only going to run games at 1920x1080 on one monitor, would a HD radeon 6870 1gb be the better choice than a HD radeon 6870 2gb?

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December 7, 2011 9:36:52 PM

Yes! At least it is not worth the price difference to get the 2GB card for single monitor gaming (no performance gain)!
December 7, 2011 9:51:41 PM

Well.... Its a little debatable.

I don't want to be a sour puss, but, their saying most games use 1.5gb in SOME cases. Do i think you should get 2gb for a card like the 6870? No.

So for what your doin' the 6870 should suffice.
Just don't expect max settings!
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December 7, 2011 9:55:20 PM

Go for the 2GB model if you wanna play games like BF3 or Metro, they love to chew up vram
December 7, 2011 11:25:29 PM

The only reason to get the 2gb version would be if you were going to crossfire them and get a 2560x1600 monitor. As it stands, I would say a 6870 doesn't even have enough gpu muscle to use that much ram.
December 7, 2011 11:45:58 PM

So, if I were to get the 2gb 6870 I would be able to play at high-max settings? On games like Metro 2033 and Battlefield 3?

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December 8, 2011 12:05:05 AM
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The 1GB will give you high to max settings in BF3 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...
Guessing about 30fps on Ultra http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...
You gain nothing from the 2GB card over the 1GB except if you go extended resolution over multiple screens.
December 8, 2011 2:32:18 AM

Alright, thanks everyone for the help!
December 15, 2011 12:39:25 AM

Best answer selected by PCguy94.
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