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Ive seen some graphics cards with 2 gb of DDR5 does anyone know how they compare against the 1 gb ones?
     
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More Vram allows higher settings at a higher resolution than a comparable card with less. All it dictates is how much textures the card can store, so gaming at higher resolutions obviously means bigger textures. Texture size can also increase with applying filters like AA.

For 1080p 1GB might be OK, but at 1200p/1440p/1600p you might need more depending on the game you play.
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I say 1gb card are for anyone not on a 1080p monitor like the above post says it might be OK but I always recommend the 2gb cards
    
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If you could afford a 2gb card, I see little reason not to get one.
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Depends on resolution and what you use your card for.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-ram-4870,2428.html

First result on Google. There are tons more like it.
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get the 2GB, you never know if you'll get a monitor or 2 in the future for 1080p +
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Originally Posted by remnant;15315070 
Ive seen some graphics cards with 2 gb of DDR5 does anyone know how they compare against the 1 gb ones?

There's no difference at all until you run out of video memory. If you run out though, the game will be so slow that it'll be unplayable.
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If 1GB VRAM is not enough on one single monitor as some will suggest then how is 2GB VRAM going to work across two or three?

I personally feel that if your on a budget, 1GB VRAM will suffice on a single 1920X1080p monitor. Naturally if you can afford it go with 2GB.

If one is going with a multiple monitor setup then 3GB is the way to go now. If your going multiple with a budget, the multiples might not be practical in the first place.
     
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