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  • 40% (70)
    Yes--Agree
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    No--Disagree
  • 27% (47)
    Just enough
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post #21 of 374
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I wouldn't get rid of your 670s unless you were going to go with a GTX 780 or Titan, everything else wouldn't be much of an improvement.
Would love to get a titan,but here in australia the prices ranges from $1179.00-$1299.00 and thats way too much to pay for a graphic card,the 780 is what im definitely looking to get,but once again its australia so only god know how expensive they may be here once they are released..
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post #22 of 374
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I wouldn't get rid of your 670s unless you were going to go with a GTX 780 or Titan, everything else wouldn't be much of an improvement.

I agree. If you did rid of your 670s to go for a Titans, heck even for two Titans in SLi it wouldn't be worth the price you would have to pay for the (in my opinion) mediocre permanence increase you would see.

I have 2 670 FTWs and have considered upgrading to 7** but I'm very tempted just to wait for Maxwell. Maxwell is a whole new architecture and will be a much bigger advancement over 7** series.
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For a single GPU, 2GB is plenty, even 2 cards in many cases. You'll run out of GPU power before you need more VRAM.
 
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For a single GPU, 2GB is plenty, even 2 cards in many cases. You'll run out of GPU power before you need more VRAM.

I'd like some proof of that.
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For a single GPU, 2GB is plenty, even 2 cards in many cases.

Dual GPUs use/need more Vram... wth.gif
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I'd like some proof of that.

Math? Maybe common sense? What kind of proof do you want?

Think of it like a POS GPU with a insane amount of VRAM. It's very much a marketing thing in most cases. A GT610 can't utilize a 2GB buffer but you can buy one with a 2GB buffer, it simply doesn't have enough GPU power to utilize that much VRAM.
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Dual GPUs use/need more Vram... wth.gif

Multiple GPUs can utilize more VRAM because they have more GPU power to utilize the extra VRAM.
 
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Disagree, i run 2 1.5GB GTX 580s and even with highest settings in all my games, i watch my gpu memory sit around 1.4gb usage on 1920x1200 main screen running 2 more 1080p screens on the sides for web browser.
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I agree. If you did rid of your 670s to go for a Titans, heck even for two Titans in SLi it wouldn't be worth the price you would have to pay for the (in my opinion) mediocre permanence increase you would see.

I have 2 670 FTWs and have considered upgrading to 7** but I'm very tempted just to wait for Maxwell. Maxwell is a whole new architecture and will be a much bigger advancement over 7** series.
Im thinking the same to just sit the next gen out and wait for maxwell also....
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post #29 of 374
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Multiple GPUs can utilize more VRAM because they have more GPU power to utilize the extra VRAM.

This makes no sense- GPU speed does not bottleneck VRAM.
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Originally Posted by VindalooJim View Post

This makes no sense- GPU speed does not bottleneck VRAM.

Huh? Where did I say GPU speed bottlenecks VRAM?

I said that multiple GPUs can utilize more VRAM.

SLI/CF the VRAM is mirrored, but the GPU power increases somewhat logarithmically. So the more GPU power you have, the more VRAM it can use.
 
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