The Effect of GPU Memory on Surround & Stereo 3D Performance

Author: SKYMTL
Date: October 24, 2011
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Test System

Processor: Intel Core i7 920(ES) @ 4.0Ghz (Turbo Mode Enabled)
Memory: Corsair 3x2GB Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz
Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling: CoolIT Boreas mTEC + Scythe Fan Controller
Disk Drive: Pioneer DVD Writer
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200
Monitor: 3x Acer GD235HZ 23.5" 1080P LCDs
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate N x64 SP1

Drivers: NVIDIA 285.38 Beta

Application Benchmark Information:
Note: In all instances, in-game sequences were used. The videos of the benchmark sequences have been uploaded below along with the in-game settings used for each set of graphics cards in 2D and Stereo 3D modes.

Crysis 2

GTX 580 SLI 2D

GTX 580 SLI 3D / GTX 570 SLI 2D

GTX 570 SLI 3D

Deus Ex Human Revolution

Note: Deus Ex Human Revolution does not support NVIDIA’s 3D Vision so we did not test Stereo 3D in this title.

GTX 580 SLI & GTX 570 SLI

Dirt 3

GTX 580 SLI 2D & 3D / GTX 570 SLI 2D


Metro 2033

GTX 580 SLI 2D

GTX 580 SLI 3D / GTX 570 SLI 3D

GTX 570 SLI 2D

Shogun 2: Total War

GTX 580 SLI 2D / GTX 570 2D (w/2xMSAA)

GTX 580 SLI 3D

GTX 570 SLI 3D

Witcher 2 v2.0

GTX 580 SLI 2D / GTX 570 SLI 2D

GTX 580 SLI 3D

GTX 570 SLI 3D


- All games tested have been patched to their latest version

- The OS has had all the latest hotfixes and updates installed

- All scores you see are the averages after 3 benchmark runs

All IQ settings were adjusted in-game

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