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VRAM and Surround Graphics, how much is enough?

ResonanceSDResonanceSD SydneyRegistered User regular
So I'm about to launch my surround display (my sig is somewhat premature, but then, so am I, tish-boom)

How much VRAM do you actually need for smooth surround? I'm going to be running 2D surround with 1.5GB of VRAM on each GPU.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

i7 2600k, SLI GTX 580, 8GB RAM, 5760x1080 =D

Come at me bro.
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  • AlectharAlecthar Alan Shore We're not territorial about that sort of thing, are we?Registered User regular
    Obviously, more VRAM is always better when you're talking about the kinds of resolutions you get with 3 1080p monitors. If you haven't already bought the 580s...well if you haven't bought them yet you should probably just get a couple 670s/680s.

    Failing that, though, I run a high resolution monitor (2560x1600) with SLI 580s and have never had any issues. It's difficult to offer a firm answer, because so few reviews I've seen cover multi-monitor gaming. Depending on the game, and the settings you like to run at, I don't think you should have many issues. SLI'd standard 580s still push a lot of pixels.

  • ResonanceSDResonanceSD SydneyRegistered User regular
    Alecthar wrote: »
    Obviously, more VRAM is always better when you're talking about the kinds of resolutions you get with 3 1080p monitors. If you haven't already bought the 580s...well if you haven't bought them yet you should probably just get a couple 670s/680s.

    Failing that, though, I run a high resolution monitor (2560x1600) with SLI 580s and have never had any issues. It's difficult to offer a firm answer, because so few reviews I've seen cover multi-monitor gaming. Depending on the game, and the settings you like to run at, I don't think you should have many issues. SLI'd standard 580s still push a lot of pixels.

    https://twitter.com/#!/AdamJensenSI/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com/pD9B12VI

    Yeah, there it is.

    i7 2600k, SLI GTX 580, 8GB RAM, 5760x1080 =D

    Come at me bro.
  • ResonanceSDResonanceSD SydneyRegistered User regular
    Not sure how to edit, but those are also overclocked =D

    i7 2600k, SLI GTX 580, 8GB RAM, 5760x1080 =D

    Come at me bro.
  • ResonanceSDResonanceSD SydneyRegistered User regular
    I've spoken to a few people, AA is all i need to tone down to get decent framerates =D

    i7 2600k, SLI GTX 580, 8GB RAM, 5760x1080 =D

    Come at me bro.
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