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  • 40% (70)
    Yes--Agree
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    No--Disagree
  • 27% (47)
    Just enough
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post #201 of 374
Quote:
Originally Posted by Electroneng View Post

I have not run into any limitations with 2GB of ram in my 680's with any game. This is with a single 1080p, 120Hz screen.

2 GB is fine for the next 12 - 18 months at 1080 and 1200p. IMO

Even if that's the case - $1000 worth in two gpu's and it's already hitting a wall? That's why 2gb IMO just isn't enough, if you are like me and keep a card more than one extra generation or so..
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post #202 of 374
Disagree.
My SLI 480s run into a horsepower wall before they start bouncing off their vram limit.
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post #203 of 374
I disagree, even most desktop store bought computers have a 1G card in them. usually.

the more ram is USUALLY only for the higher resolutions, or multi monitors.
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post #204 of 374
Disagree. Im still rocking 1gb VRAM just fine.
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post #205 of 374
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

Disagree.
My SLI 480s run into a horsepower wall before they start bouncing off their vram limit.

Two SLI's = roughly one 680. It doesn't run into a horsepower wall before it hits a vram limit... Trust me, I had ONE 480 and I've run out of vram before (and I mean dropping to 1-2fps for a moment while it dumps the memory)

Certain games don't require it, but to say 1.5gb is now enough, let alone 1gb as the poster above implies (his card is 1280mb however, so not sure if that's what he meant) is just laughable at this point. There needs to be a disclosure stating you should list the games you play and what settings you play at. thumb.gif

I'm not trying to argue for the sake of arguing, but to suggest 1.5gb is plenty, let alone 1gb is getting out of hand now. Modern titles with decent settings are encroaching and sometimes surpassing it (mods, for example).

Keep in mind, we are talking cards that have the power to push it, not 6670's with 2gb of ram, nor gt430's with excessive amounts as well.
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post #206 of 374
on the nVidia side:
give me a 2Gb GTX 660 Ti before I by a 3GB GTX 660 Ti because of the GTX 660 Ti running out of power to push 3GB of VRAM
and not really a 192-bit bus issue though I believe the bus comes into play at larger resolutions and with levels of AA.

4GB GTX 670's only in 3-way SLi @ 5760 x 1080 or larger take advantage of that much VRAM, regular SLi they say 2GB cards are better.
the 256-bit interface on the GTX 670/680 seems fine but I would like to have seen what 320-bit or 384-bit would have been like
come on GTX 7 series.

1080p and 2GB right now, OK. 1080p and 3GB better but not with the GTX 660 Ti so options right now are limited.
again come on GTX 7 series.

I run a 2GB GTX 670 @ 1080p and seem to have no issues but also I do not play Skyrim
I will be either SLi the 670's and moving them into another rig because I'm ready for at least a stronger 3GB card
for 1080p as I'm thinking about the near future starting with Metro Last Light..

4GB @ 1080p = no.
post #207 of 374
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Originally Posted by SoloCamo View Post

Two SLI's = roughly one 680. It doesn't run into a horsepower wall before it hits a vram limit... Trust me, I had ONE 480 and I've run out of vram before (and I mean dropping to 1-2fps for a moment while it dumps the memory)

Certain games don't require it, but to say 1.5gb is now enough, let alone 1gb as the poster above implies (his card is 1280mb however, so not sure if that's what he meant) is just laughable at this point. There needs to be a disclosure stating you should list the games you play and what settings you play at. thumb.gif

I'm not trying to argue for the sake of arguing, but to suggest 1.5gb is plenty, let alone 1gb is getting out of hand now. Modern titles with decent settings are encroaching and sometimes surpassing it (mods, for example).

Keep in mind, we are talking cards that have the power to push it, not 6670's with 2gb of ram, nor gt430's with excessive amounts as well.

Yes i ment 1.28 gb but its lose enough i just rounded down. Technically, i am supposed to have 1gb as its an unlocked 465.
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post #208 of 374
I keep reading the same thing

"2gb is plenty @ 1080p" or "Most cards wont have the horsepower to use any more then 2gb"

1080p is starting to become last gen, 1440p is getting cheaper and more available to a lot of people. Also, to put more then 2gb on anything less then a 670 seems a waste and a marketing gimmick, so like SoloCamo said we should be talking about card that have the ability to actually push through the 2gb if need be. Any one who is playing above 1080p or using multi monitor setups should only consider cards with 3gb+ otherwise you will be upgrading again in 12 months. Also, if you actually want to max out games (INCLUDING AA) will take advantage of the extra vRam. For old cards, 2gb is fine. For any new card purchased you should really be asking yourself how soon do you want to upgrade again?
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post #209 of 374
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I keep reading the same thing

"2gb is plenty @ 1080p" or "Most cards wont have the horsepower to use any more then 2gb"

1080p is starting to become last gen, 1440p is getting cheaper and more available to a lot of people. Also, to put more then 2gb on anything less then a 670 seems a waste and a marketing gimmick, so like SoloCamo said we should be talking about card that have the ability to actually push through the 2gb if need be. Any one who is playing above 1080p or using multi monitor setups should only consider cards with 3gb+ otherwise you will be upgrading again in 12 months. Also, if you actually want to max out games (INCLUDING AA) will take advantage of the extra vRam. For old cards, 2gb is fine. For any new card purchased you should really be asking yourself how soon do you want to upgrade again?
I will take my 120hz, last gen 1080p monitor, over any other monitor except a 120hz+ IPS hybrid panel that does not suffer from horrible input lag. And most people in here said
"2gb is plenty on a single monitor"
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post #210 of 374
I'm with the proverb, More is Better. Where's the Vram? Show me the memory! You had me at 3gb! biggrin.gif
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