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The GTX 780 is too far out of my budget, I want to keep it below $450.
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Depends how much eyecandy you need. I'm perfectly content with GTX 460s in SLi at 1080P even with 1 GB framebuffer. I just turn down the settings on some games but I can play everything on high or very high if not ultra (Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, Borderlands 2, etc.). Even when I turn down the settings it's usually a GPU limit and not a VRAM limit. 2560x1440 is only ~78% more pixels so I'm sure 2 GB will be fine in the vast majority of games.

The GTX 760 holds it's own against the HD 7950 at high resolutions even though it has 1 GB less VRAM

While the 2gb GTX 760 does seem to perform well especially for its price, I think I would prefer more than 2gb for future games. I think I might go with the 4gb GTX 770. Or I've also been thinking about SLIing my GTX 470 to hold me over for a while just because it is a much cheaper solution but would a corsair tx750 handle both cards? I would much prefer the 770 but I just want thoughts on if it is a viable option considering my PSU and if it would be a good performance increase for current games.
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post #13 of 19
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While the 2gb GTX 760 does seem to perform well especially for its price, I think I would prefer more than 2gb for future games. I think I might go with the 4gb GTX 770. Or I've also been thinking about SLIing my GTX 470 to hold me over for a while just because it is a much cheaper solution but would a corsair tx750 handle both cards? I would much prefer the 770 but I just want thoughts on if it is a viable option considering my PSU and if it would be a good performance increase for current games.
Yes your PSU can handle 470s in SLi.

The GTX 770 or even 760 would be a significant upgrade over a single 470.

Why do you think you need 4 GB? You need like 770s in tri-SLi to even handle that much eyecandy/graphics details.
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post #14 of 19
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Yes your PSU can handle 470s in SLi.

The GTX 770 or even 760 would be a significant upgrade over a single 470.

Why do you think you need 4 GB? You need like 770s in tri-SLi to even handle that much eyecandy/graphics details.

what happens if the game needs 2.01 GB of VRAM?
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what happens if the game needs 2.01 GB of VRAM?
At 1080P? Not going to happen.

Again, you'll run out of GPU power much sooner than VRAM. If you'll be using more than 2 GB of frame buffer such as with a 2560x1440 monitor then get a GTX 770 or better, probably two of them.
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At 1080P? Not going to happen.

Again, you'll run out of GPU power much sooner than VRAM. If you'll be using more than 2 GB of frame buffer such as with a 2560x1440 monitor then get a GTX 770 or better, probably two of them.

if the benchmarks are accurate and seeing how an oc'ed 760 beats the likes of a 770, i highly doubt that going over the 2GB limit is even a remote possibility.
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I know right now that the 4gb won't be necessary, I'm thinking more in terms of the future. I plan on SLI at some point and the possibility of moving to a higher resolution is what is making me lean toward 4gb over 2gb.
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post #18 of 19
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I know right now that the 4gb won't be necessary, I'm thinking more in terms of the future. I plan on SLI at some point and the possibility of moving to a higher resolution is what is making me lean toward 4gb over 2gb.
Depends how soon you're upgrading. If you're upgrading in 2+ years there will be something undoubtedly faster for the same price and it may have 6 GB of VRAM.
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post #19 of 19
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Depends how soon you're upgrading. If you're upgrading in 2+ years there will be something undoubtedly faster for the same price and it may have 6 GB of VRAM.

At the point when 1 GTX 770/760 can no longer max most games is when I'll probably go SLI rather than upgrade as it will most likely be the cheaper option, that's my main reason for wanting the extra VRAM. I'm sure I'm going to stick with whatever card I choose for over 2 years.
Edited by yodogs5 - 7/1/13 at 12:28pm
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