Single 1GB Card or Two 512MB Cards?

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?

Thanks.
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  1. You have to mention what cards specifically you are talking about - vram amount by itself means nothing.
  2. vram is largely irrelevant to performance.
    Here is one example study of 2gb vs. 4gb : http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Performance-2GB-vs-4GB-Memory-154

    Also, when you use two cards the vram is not additive.
    Lastly, two cards, particularly lower powered cards may exhibit microstuttering.
    Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stutter-crossfire,2995.html

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