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Think itd make sense to get the 4gb version or will the 256bit bus make that completely pointless? I'm looking to side grade with this card not just for physx and the other perks of nvidia but mostly and largely to hold resale value.

I want 770 so when maxwell releases i can sell that to fund a maxwell purchase. Cause by that time 7970s will likely be worth less than 770s both used. My only thought is a 2gb card won't hold resale value.

Buying anything that inherently depreciates merely in hopes of it retaining resale value is a futile endeavor.
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Think itd make sense to get the 4gb version or will the 256bit bus make that completely pointless? I'm looking to side grade with this card not just for physx and the other perks of nvidia but mostly and largely to hold resale value.

I want 770 so when maxwell releases i can sell that to fund a maxwell purchase. Cause by that time 7970s will likely be worth less than 770s both used. My only thought is a 2gb card won't hold resale value.

go for 4. it is only a few more relatively speaking.
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I've encountered it in lots of games so far including Crysis 3, BioShock Infinite, and even in Trine 2! LOL. 2GB is indeed good but it's not enough anymore, that's a fact.

You hit a 2GB VRAM limit at 1080p?

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I would kind of understand if you had mentioned a heavily modded GTA IV or a heavily modded Skyim but there's no way you're hitting VRAM limits in those games at 1080p.

I think most people are confusing GPU performance limits with VRAM limits. You more than likely encountered a GPU core performance limit in Crysis 3...maybe Bioshock but there's no way you hit a 2GB VRAM limit.
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Buying anything that inherently depreciates merely in hopes of it retaining resale value is a futile endeavor.

I disagree. This 7970 was a side grade performance wise from my last pair of SLI 470s and i can safely say this has held is value far better.

The question is simple, will a 770 hold its value longer until maxwell comes than a 7970? If so then its a sound purchase.

If 7970s value drops by another 100$ by the time maxwell releases but 770s only drop by 50$ thats money saved and money i wont need extra for maxwell.

I always resell my hardware to fund new upgrades. Try to sell them just as theyre getting ready to make large dropoffs in price, such as when new hardware comes around. This way i lose little money from my previous purchase and dont need to invest too much more for the new shinies smile.gif
    
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You can OC a GPU to compensate for a weak core.

You can't do much about a lack of VRAM though, other than toning down AA.

(However, I wouldn't advocate buying a Radeon 7750 with 6 GB of VRAM. That's just retarded on the manufacturer and customer.)
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You hit a 2GB VRAM limit at 1080p?

proof.gif

I would kind of understand if you had mentioned a heavily modded GTA IV or a heavily modded Skyim but there's no way you're hitting VRAM limits in those games at 1080p.

I think most people are confusing GPU performance limits with VRAM limits. You more than likely encountered a GPU core performance limit in Crysis 3...maybe Bioshock but there's no way you hit a 2GB VRAM limit.

I hit it with max payne and come very close with battlefield 3.

I watch it with After burner.
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Not sure I agree with the vram comments at 1080P as far as running out. I have tested a lot of games usage on my 680DCII TOP on a 1080P 120Hz and I have not gotten over 1.5gb. I am sure I could mod beyond Skyrim high texture pack to do it, but that is far from normal. I also would not pay for a 4GB version because I don't think it is worth the added $ with the GPU or bus on these chips. If I was doing higher resolution and multiple monitor I would use a 780 or a Titan.

Interested to find out if there is any real difference in these chips or the specifics of the memory used. I boost to 1241 stock from ASUS, and changed my bios to 7008 for the memory without any issues.
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Not sure I agree with the vram comments at 1080P as far as running out. I have tested a lot of games usage on my 680DCII TOP on a 1080P 120Hz and I have not gotten over 1.5gb. I am sure I could mod beyond Skyrim high texture pack to do it, but that is far from normal. I also would not pay for a 4GB version because I don't think it is worth the added $ with the GPU or bus on these chips. If I was doing higher resolution and multiple monitor I would use a 780 or a Titan.

Interested to find out if there is any real difference in these chips or the specifics of the memory used. I boost to 1241 stock from ASUS, and changed my bios to 7008 for the memory without any issues.

I run over 1.5GB easily with BF3 on a 1080p monitor.
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I run over 1.5GB easily with BF3 on a 1080p monitor.

I'll check that out tonight.
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I've encountered it in lots of games so far including Crysis 3, BioShock Infinite, and even in Trine 2! LOL. 2GB is indeed good but it's not enough anymore, that's a fact.

And what happened when you encountered this? What was the impact on your gameplay?
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