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post #11 of 38
enjoy bro... smile.gif
post #12 of 38
Certainly surprising results with the 2GB beating the 4GB but the final conclusion in the link really answers the OP's question ie. to futureproof (as much as possible) go 4GB!

Let's face it with next gen consoles being loaded up with approx 8GB of GDDR5 we are about to see an evolution in graphics technology and IMHO more PC GPU memory will be the key to future proofing (as much as we can ever do so). Add to the console development, the fact Ultra HD and 4K will become the TV standard (perhaps not quite the latter) during the 10 year life cycle of the next gen consoles and you can see this is only going one way ie. more is more!
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Not sure why people say 3-4gb Nvidia cards are useless. When I play BF3 my cards uses around 2.3gb vram. The people saying its useless prolly have no experience with these cards.
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BF3 my cards uses around 2.3gb vram

Nope, that is memory allocation, not needed at all.
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post #15 of 38
memory allocation....
games like BF3 and Skyrim, so on will eat as much VRAM the GPU has available.
I see guys talking about GTX Titans running BF3 and using 3.8GB of VRAM while 2GB GTX 670's do fine @ 1.7-1.7GB VRAM used.

just saying.
post #16 of 38
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BF3 my cards uses around 2.3gb vram

Nope, that is memory allocation, not needed at all.
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My point is not that it needs it, is that it can use it. I see no evidence of lack of horsepower to take advantage of it.
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post #18 of 38
Neither does a 1.5GB card................

As such...

480 GTX.
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post #19 of 38
it does lack the horsepower and the 660 Ti lacks the horsepower for 3GB as well.
it's been proven several times already...

not trying to argue on this one but your wrong here man.
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op, how much is the difference between the 2 and 4 gb? if not over $100, you might as well go for the 4GB. you are already spending over $400, then you might as well go all out. not all out like going for the 780 but still. that's alot of money for a 2GB card. 1080? even a 660TI will max out games at that rez, right? someone correct me if i am mistaken.

i had a 7950 that maxes out games in 1080.
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