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Old 07-14-09, 07:20 PM   #13
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Just got two 2GB 285s as well, definetely worth it.
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Old 07-14-09, 07:53 PM   #14
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Oh i know im gonna slap my grandmother in her face now.

If you noticed it says 2048 video memory but it shows over 4096 of availble ram too so even with 2 gigs or ram per card, how much is really avaible now?

I did noticed some games see ram on 2nd gpu which i thought was cool.
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Old 07-14-09, 08:08 PM   #15
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Games may report different things, sometimes they even report virtual vram in Vista/7 as actual vram. There is still only 2GB usable regardless of what the games say. Even so, 2GB is enough for everything out today. GTA4 with 100% view distance @ 2560x1600 reports using only 1640MB. I also did some tests in XP on Oblivion with QTP3 and an ultra high view distance mod @ 2560x1600 with 16xQ AA and rivatuner showed between 1100-1200MB used.
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Old 07-14-09, 08:44 PM   #16
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Thats cool.

Atleast we know 2gb is golden for quite awhile.

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Old 07-14-09, 09:02 PM   #17
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What's the point? Everything is consolized anyway. Don't waste money on upgrades.
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Damn Console fanboyz.

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Old 07-14-09, 11:16 PM   #19
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Oh, I hate consoles and don't use them. But I'm depressed 'cause everything is console-centric.
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I heard that.

Yea it would be good to consider the pc when any game is released for console but hey why not mario? We know that one works not going anywhere with that one.

Yea running a good setup can effect ones ability and gets them off looking at the device manager too.
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Got the other card and alls good.

I was debating a 295 setup but the frame buffer would be less cuz even though its quad sli you only get a real 896 framebuffer cuz even though its says 1786 its still 896 per core so in the end i like the 285's i have and they give me very large room to breath in super intense games like warhead or gta4.

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I hope my 1.7gig GTX275 lasts a while
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Another GTX 285 was the best choice ,if you can't wait until the new nvidia or ATI cards comes out.
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Old 07-19-09, 08:14 PM   #24
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SLI is transparent for me.. works nearly as hassle-free as a single GPU and scales well. It's necessary, for me, with games like Crysis and Clear Sky that need more GPU power to run well.
Yep. Don't get all the SLI hate that goes on. its good technology. I was skeptical at first, but I'm on 3rd gen SLI now (G71, G80, GT200) and I wouldn't have a gaming rig without it, especially not one with a 30" monitor, like mine.

I'd definitely pick up a second 285 myself.
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