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Hey guys, I am thinking about picking up a GTX 760 soon, and I am wondering if it's worth it to get the 4GB version of the card if I currently game at 1080p? Since next-generation is around the corner, I think that the extra VRAM might come in handy, but I'm curious as to what people think.
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No 4gb card's is only for more then 256bits bus so 760/770 no gain with 4Gb they cant utilize the vram they have.
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Woah woah easy now, I just like my system quiet.... thumb.gif.
And It doesnt matter which 760 I choose, going from 560 to either one is a substantial increase.

Are you running that R4 in your avatar? If you still got the sound dampening panels in; any of the 2 fan models of 760 should be able to be controlled to be practically silent with that case.

So go with whatever is the better deal and make sure it comes with the free game!
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Hey guys, I am thinking about picking up a GTX 760 soon, and I am wondering if it's worth it to get the 4GB version of the card if I currently game at 1080p? Since next-generation is around the corner, I think that the extra VRAM might come in handy, but I'm curious as to what people think.

I would say no.

Think about it. If you have a 560Ti SC right now, and you jump to a 760, were only talking 2 gens difference and probably only 20% or less increase in performance (good move either way)(unless you get the HAWK or a factory OC'd edition, then probably way higher). Any-who, 4K and 1440p are getting cheaper and more efficient, but they are still years away from being cheap enough for even enthusiast pricing.

This isn't the real problem, it is that even with 1440p you don't need more VRAM. Only when you jump over the 5 million pixel count per frame, do you really need more VRAM. It is true that when 4K is the standard that 4GB+ cards will also be the standard. But since you are still only playing 1080p, I would recommend saving the money and using a 2GB card. I am playing 1440p MAXED and not even getting close to VRAM capping.

Wait til Summer 2015 - Holiday 2015 then upgrade GPUs to a 4GB card and the next gen screen technology. If you can.
    
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I was reading some comparison benchmarks and the performance increases look reasonable:

http://anandtech.com/bench/product/858?vs=854

Granted, I did upgrade my CPU recently, so perhaps it would remove the bottleneck I was seeing when playing games like BF3.
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I was reading some comparison benchmarks and the performance increases look reasonable:

http://anandtech.com/bench/product/858?vs=854

Granted, I did upgrade my CPU recently, so perhaps it would remove the bottleneck I was seeing when playing games like BF3.

Agreed. Just jumping to a 760 2GB will be great in BF3, I love it. Also remember that you have a SC card that you likely OC, the one on anandtech isn't either of those two. Second, remember that those numbers are swayed slightly b/c the 560ti ones were taken a couple years ago when the drivers were worse and the games were less patched. Lastly, remember that you will be likely buying a OC'd card, and OCing it even more. So those figures aren't realistic at all really. I remember buying my 760 and thinking the same thing from a 480, and I was blown away by the increase in frames I got, but it wasn't as much as I expected.
    
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I would say no.

Think about it. If you have a 560Ti SC right now, and you jump to a 760, were only talking 2 gens difference and probably only 20% or less increase in performance (good move either way)(unless you get the HAWK or a factory OC'd edition, then probably way higher). Any-who, 4K and 1440p are getting cheaper and more efficient, but they are still years away from being cheap enough for even enthusiast pricing.

This isn't the real problem, it is that even with 1440p you don't need more VRAM. Only when you jump over the 5 million pixel count per frame, do you really need more VRAM. It is true that when 4K is the standard that 4GB+ cards will also be the standard. But since you are still only playing 1080p, I would recommend saving the money and using a 2GB card. I am playing 1440p MAXED and not even getting close to VRAM capping.

Wait til Summer 2015 - Holiday 2015 then upgrade GPUs to a 4GB card and the next gen screen technology. If you can.

20%?? More like 40%+.

Anyways, most cards nowadays don't need more then 2GB. They aren't powerful enough to run more VRAM to make a difference. The only cards in the market that will benefit imo from 3GB+ are GTX 780/Titan. AMD throwing 3GB on their 7950/7970 was nothing more then marketing imo.
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20%?? More like 40%+.

Anyways, most cards nowadays don't need more then 2GB. They aren't powerful enough to run more VRAM to make a difference. The only cards in the market that will benefit imo from 3GB+ are GTX 780/Titan. AMD throwing 3GB on their 7950/7970 was nothing more then marketing imo.

Well, the numbers aren't what matters. VRAM is the issue, and it doesn't matter. Not needed.

Either way the 760 is the card to buy right now. No doubt.
    
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Ummm I wonder when the first next gen start to come...like BF4, Watch dogs.....maybe they will use more Vram than current games ??
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Ummm I wonder when the first next gen start to come...like BF4, Watch dogs.....maybe they will use more Vram than current games ??

I'm not expecting much. We don't have "next-gen" with PCs. The graphical fidelity that we play at is WAY better then the consoles. They are still playing sub-720p resolutions, Low-Medium if lucky settings compared to Max/High settings for the PCs.

Basically, consoles will just be playing catch up to PCs and we won't be seeing a massive spike in graphical fidelity right off the bat.

For instance, if they plan on running 1080p native with next-gen consoles, that ALONE is 2-2.5x more power required. We're already there so we won't see a VRAM increase. Next-gen console games, will probably be what we're playing on max right now when they first come out.

Them having 8GB of RAM (5GB of RAM usable to developers) matters very little. Their GPUs are a mid-range from last year (ie. low-end now).

In comparison, a 8800 GT can still play games that are released nowadays at 720p with mix of low-medium settings, looking better then the consoles do now and higher/stable framerate.

If we all of a sudden need more VRAM its due to developer laziness and bad ports.
Edited by Locke290 - 8/22/13 at 9:20am
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