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Old 02-19-11, 07:42 AM   #18
Rollo
 
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Default Re: Which to get: GTX 570 ($310) or 6950 ($250)?

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Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
Wait- adding tons of AA wont increase framebuffer usage? I never new AA had was free in regards to framebuffer usage!

Even for "console ports", tacking on AA increases framebuffer usage considerably. The higher the level of AA, the higher the framebuffer usage.



6950 all the way.
If your point is "Wait! At 32X MSAA you will exceed the 1.28GB framebuffer of the 570 but not 2GB framebuffer of the 6950!" don't you think that the argument would be more credible with some benchmarks that show the high AA is playable on the 6950, and what the VRAM usage is?
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