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Do you think the 3GB is really worth it? Would 2GB be more than enough for BF3 or will some maps use more than 2GB with ultra settings?

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Thanks monsta, I will be happy to get the 3GB version but I was just wondering if it was going to be wasted VRAM? Should I opt for the 3GB of 560 Ti's in SLI (TF II 2GB)?

What would give me better performance and what would stay coolder?

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monsta

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The 2 X 560ti's 2GB will be faster than the single GTX 580 3GB.
One card is always the cooler option tho.
Make no decisions yet. Lets see what these new 560ti's with more cores are going to be like yeah?
 

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I'm am purchasing almost all of my build this weekend (besides the monitor, mouse, internet security and CPU).

I am really considering the Lighting Edition Xtreme.

Thanks and let me know what you think.
 

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I have heard that BF3 uses more than 1.5GB of VRAM. In all honesty, I would get the normal Lightning Edition to save $70 but I have heard that games will use more than 1.5GB of VRAM and the extra 1.5GB of VRAM would really help.

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I doubt you would notice much with one monitor. If you have future plans to SLi and use two monitors then the 3GB may be useful.

You read that review right? The 1.5GB performs better sometimes because of the smaller framebuffer, not to mention the 1.5GB card runs slightly cooler and uses less power.

That 3GB card is for the extreme overclockers and multi monitor displays. The regular lightning version is no slouch either, it has all the same military grade components just no blue fans that blow reverse for 30 seconds on boot and no dual bios, I believe. I think Guru3D did a review of the lightning xtreme card, take a look at that review when you get a chance and pay close attention to their conclusions.
 

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Oh, I just realised what you said, year over here in Australia the lightning Xtreme is $699 which is a $100 price difference to Newegg. Over here the Lighting is $629. Oh man, prices are hard in Australia. Do you know of a site that sells the Lighting Xtreme Edition at around $600 that ships to Australia or even if it doesn't ship here.

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Be confident that you'll be able to run BF3 great looking at your options.

I'm currently running a GTX 570 SC (1.25 gig) on ultra at 1080p. The game remains playable no matter what so far. You're planning to get a better card, so your fps are going to be even higher.

I will warn you now though, no matter what you get now, in about a year it's gonna be mid-range.
 
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