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NVIDIA GTX 680/670 4GB vs. 2GB

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Hey guys i have been researching a lot about the new cards. I currently have an EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB. SC at my mother's house and i have had absolutely no problem with it, but haven't pushed it much. Now that i am getting more time for gaming i am going to play far cry 3 and i have heard that the vram is being maxed in some cases. If this is true, should i look at getting a 4GB card rather than a 2GB card to help "future-proof" my investment. What is an extra $50/60 or so to an already $400 card if it will help in future/current games.

If you guys have any insight please enlighten me for i am building a beast rig to keep over at my dad's house. Also I am not looking at any AMD/ATI cards, and for fan boys out there I intend to use premier pro a bit and don't any card other than EVGA (I love EVGA 24/7 support, and i will not go to another brand for now.)
post #2 of 27

2GB is pretty good for 1080p but if you have the cash why not?

 

If you will keep this GPU for 2 years or so and perhaps SLI it than 4GB could be a nice GPU to have.

 

But if you upgrade GPUs frequently like every year, than just wait until 7xx series.

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What resolution are you playing at? 2GB is usually fine for 1080p, but with 1440p 4gb is nice.
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Actually since 680 and 670 are very close in performance. You can seel the 680 2gb and get a 670 4gb biggrin.gif

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2GB is pretty good for 1080p but if you have the cash why not?

If you will keep this GPU for 2 years or so and perhaps SLI it than 4GB could be a nice GPU to have.

But if you upgrade GPUs frequently like every year, than just wait until 7xx series.

Thanks, i intend to keep the card for longer than 1 year, and hopefully as long as the card is still relevant and able to perform. I was thinking SLI, as for i have been saving for several years and money is not a problem, but at the same time i want to be reasonable and i don't know if i can benefit from SLI at 1080p
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I also have a GTX 680 2GB card and its almost useless in some games in 1440P so i am going to sell it and buy 2x 4GB GTX 680 cards
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What resolution are you playing at? 2GB is usually fine for 1080p, but with 1440p 4gb is nice.

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Actually since 680 and 670 are very close in performance. You can seel the 680 2gb and get a 670 4gb biggrin.gif

I am playing at 1080p, but may go to 1920x1080 in the future if the standard switches. The reason i am at 1080p is just because i am beginning to record game-play, and i personal don't like watching content that is not in simple 1080p so i assume others may feel the same.

I am going to keep the 680, because it is in a rig at my mom's house and i am not "supposed" to move them between my mom's and dad's house. Due to this restraint i am just building a rig for my dad's house.
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I am playing at 1080p, but may go to 1920x1080 in the future if the standard switches. The reason i am at 1080p is just because i am beginning to record game-play, and i personal don't like watching content that is not in simple 1080p so i assume others may feel the same.
I am going to keep the 680, because it is in a rig at my mom's house and i am not "supposed" to move them between my mom's and dad's house. Due to this restraint i am just building a rig for my dad's house.
1920x1080 is 1080P did you mean 2560x1440/1440P?
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I also have a GTX 680 2GB card and its almost useless in some games in 1440P so i am going to sell it and buy 2x 4GB GTX 680 cards

What games are you having problems with? I intend to play BF3, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, and some other games. As far as i am aware only Far Cry, and possibly Crysis will use more than 2gb of vram for hd textures, so that's why i am leaning towards the 4gb like you.
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1920x1080 is 1080P did you mean 2560x1440/1440P?

No, i meant 1920x1200 tongue.gif
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