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Single 1GB Card or Two 512MB Cards?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
September 23, 2012 12:20:03 PM

Would a single 1GB card give me the same results as two 512MB cards?

Just thinking that two cards mean more cores and more processing power?

Any thoughts?


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September 23, 2012 12:35:11 PM

You have to mention what cards specifically you are talking about - vram amount by itself means nothing.
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September 23, 2012 12:49:27 PM

vram is largely irrelevant to performance.
Here is one example study of 2gb vs. 4gb :

Also, when you use two cards the vram is not additive.
Lastly, two cards, particularly lower powered cards may exhibit microstuttering.
Read this:

Bottom line-----------------------------------------
Buy the best single card so long as it will do the job.