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Alright, well entertaining that Skyrim modified to the max might struggle a little with 2GB, assuming these are 680s we're talking about, that's one game. You mentioned GTA4 and a few others, but I just honestly don't see it at 1080p. If you're really into those games and play them so much that you modify them to that degree, by all means spend $150 more for the card stock and another $50 to overclock it and have it still get into the 80s minimum.

If we're talking about anything less than a 680, then there's no argument here.
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You should probably try using a 2GB Kepler card in Skyrim with mods and AA at 1080p before telling the world what it's like wink.gif
Tho I understand how that could undermine your undermining of video cards you don't like

I don't have a preference, had just as many Nvidia cards as AMD ones...
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Skyrim modded at 1080p

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That was on a 7970, dude had to uprade as his 2Gb cards were stuttering due to texture thrashing.
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Skyrim modded at 1080p
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That was on a 7970, dude had to uprade as his 2Gb cards were stuttering due to texture thrashing.

I'll give Skyrim to you. By in large, people who play it stock or only use a few mods wouldn't need it. Same goes for pretty much every other game.

Like I said, if you're into Skyrim as much as those guys and have the money, go for it. For most people, 4GB will be useless.
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I'll give Skyrim to you. By in large, people who play it stock or only use a few mods wouldn't need it. Same goes for pretty much every other game.
Like I said, if you're into Skyrim as much as those guys and have the money, go for it. For most people, 4GB will be useless.

2Gb is not enough, we all know that there's now a big number of games that can eat and run up to the 2Gb limit without having texture packs installed.

When the next set of consoles release textures are going to leap frog in quality over everything we can get on PC currently and that would push minimum requirements up, a that point 2Gb will not be enough.

4Gb is more future proof.
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2Gb is not enough, we all know that there's now a big number of games that can eat and run up to the 2Gb limit without having texture packs installed.
When the next set of consoles release textures are going to leap frog in quality over everything we can get on PC currently and that would push minimum requirements up, a that point 2Gb will not be enough.
4Gb is more future proof.

The point isn't whether or not games can use up the 2GB. As I said, some games will use what you give it with the 2GB, but moving to a 4GB card with the same game would net you no more frames or smoothness. Again, show me benchmarks of with this "big number of games" showing a performance increase when moving from 2GB to 4GB, or I'll call it speculation.

I feel the need to state again for drive-bys that I'm referring to a single monitor at 1080p, which most people use.
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2Gb is not enough, we all know that there's now a big number of games that can eat and run up to the 2Gb limit without having texture packs installed.
When the next set of consoles release textures are going to leap frog in quality over everything we can get on PC currently and that would push minimum requirements up, a that point 2Gb will not be enough.
4Gb is more future proof.

I think we is a little ambitious, i have never seen a game even get close to 2GB VRAM use @ 1080p without mods. Dunno where you plucked that idea from....

2GB is enough @ 1080p when playing games in Vanilla form

2GB isn't enough @ 1080p with heavy texture mods in place

4GB is designed for surround users


Now lets stay on topic shall we.....thread is about the EVGA Classified not chewing the fat over VRAM @ 1080p (There's enough threads on this as it is).
 
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I think we is a little ambitious, i have never seen a game even get close to 2GB VRAM use @ 1080p without mods. Dunno where you plucked that idea from....
2GB is enough @ 1080p when playing games in Vanilla form
2GB isn't enough @ 1080p with heavy texture mods in place
4GB is designed for surround users
Now lets stay on topic shall we.....thread is about the EVGA Classified not chewing the fat over VRAM @ 1080p (There's enough threads on this as it is).

You need to play more games....
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You need to play more games....

You need to stop talking like your opinions are fact and agreed by the masses. Also get a sig written out you been here long enough...
 
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I agree, the current majority of vanilla games will run fine inside a 2GB ceiling at 1080p60 till you start forcing extreme settings (forced AA, etc.), running mods, ultra-high resolutions, etc.
    
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