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  • 40% (70)
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    No--Disagree
  • 27% (47)
    Just enough
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post #171 of 374
I have a question since part of this seems to be about how high you set AA.

Like me my eyes are old, so am I supposed to be able to notice a big difference between reasonably low and very high AA on a single high end 2560x1600 60 hertz monitor?
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post #172 of 374
Highest I've seen my card use is 1.7gb, so for 1080 i'd say 2gb is just fine. Usually it's between 1-1.5gb in games maxed out 1080. Once some new console ports hit the scene maybe that will change, maybe it won't will just have to wait and see.
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post #173 of 374
Quote:
Originally Posted by justanoldman View Post

I have a question since part of this seems to be about how high you set AA.

Like me my eyes are old, so am I supposed to be able to notice a big difference between reasonably low and very high AA on a single high end 2560x1600 60 hertz monitor?

From my experience with my 1440 monitor, I wouldn't say you should be seeing a big difference between low AA and very high AA. I would say that something like absolutely no AA to 2x AA would be have a bigger difference in image quality than 4x AA to 16x AA would. Just my opinion though.
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post #175 of 374
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Originally Posted by Hokies83 View Post

2gb is not enough. anything use high res textures and 2gb gets blown out the window.

What games need over 2GB that aren't Skyrim with hundreds of mods and 4k textures?
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post #176 of 374
not many, but perhaps if more 3gb or 4gb card are bought, that may change. With the new consoles coming, more than 2gb VRAM will become the norm. Who knows. If your games run fine, stick with 2gb. If, however, you DO want 8xAA ans Skyrim with heaps of mods, like me..get 4gb, or AMD 3gb. I would like to think, that in the future, games may give you a VRAM low, med, high setting.
post #177 of 374
It is defiantly enough for me and what I do, the only time I have issues is if I am trying to max out Crysis 3, and even then all it does is hit the wall, not start stuttering or anything of that sort.
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post #178 of 374
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeoandGeo View Post

What games need over 2GB that aren't Skyrim with hundreds of mods and 4k textures?

Tomb raider max payne 3 skyrim crysis 1 2 3 Any game with high res textures and AA.. 2gb is not enough.

But 1 680 also may not be enough gpu power to push past the needs of 2gb.. i used to run 2 = 4 4gb 680s and would constantly go past 2gb vram.
    
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post #179 of 374
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hokies83 View Post

Tomb raider max payne 3 skyrim crysis 1 2 3 Any game with high res textures and AA.. 2gb is not enough.

But 1 680 also may not be enough gpu power to push past the needs of 2gb.. i used to run 2 = 4 4gb 680s and would constantly go past 2gb vram.
This sums it up. With a single card 2GB is enough because you won't have the GPU power to push higher vram usage. With a single 2GB 680 and a 1440p monitor I've never had issues but I think I would if I added another card because it would allow me to bump up the settings.
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post #180 of 374
Hardocp tested 2GB and 4GB GTX 670 against each other and found that there was no reason to go 4GB - they never ran into a VRAM limited situation. Pretty sure they tested surround and SLI and got the same results, but I don't have the link handy.
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