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I'll be getting the 4GB 770 in SLi, simply because at 2560x1440 I know that Rome 2 Total War and ArmA3 (the 2 games I want my next rig to be ready for) will need the extra memory for all that modded HD texture goodness. Even if the 4th GB of memory isn't utilised properly it's still cheaper than getting SLi'd 780s at 3GB each. Besides, call me stubborn but I've always bought the higher memory cards, would be odd to stop now.
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I'll be getting the 4GB 770 in SLi, simply because at 2560x1440 I know that Rome 2 Total War and ArmA3 (the 2 games I want my next rig to be ready for) will need the extra memory for all that modded HD texture goodness. Even if the 4th GB of memory isn't utilised properly it's still cheaper than getting SLi'd 780s at 3GB each. Besides, call me stubborn but I've always bought the higher memory cards, would be odd to stop now.
rome tw2 looks like a ipc disaster. But i stray from op's question and yes 3gb is what youll probably want for games over 2014. Id wait for maxwell and HD9xxx series to come out personally as nivida will probably realize that their higher end card need 3gb at least and some more bandwidth. Personally, i think the 7950 is a great "hold you upgrade bug off" card if you want to go that route and can virtually match a 770 4gb (stock) when overclocked.
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rome tw2 looks like a ipc disaster.
I've yet to play a Total War since Rome 1 that wasn't an IPC disaster, you just have to go with the flow in most cases in regards to the awful optimisation.
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2GB is fine for 1440p.
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why buy 2 tires when you can get 4 for $50 more? unless you only own one ducati.

just kidding.

no, it's more like: why buy 3930k if you can buy 3970x.
post #16 of 18
I would not recommend spending the extra for the 4GB Kepler cards (or 6GB GCN) unless you KNOW that you will have at least 3 cards in SLI. The cards simply run out of GPU power before they can utilize the extra VRAM.

Also, the 4GB cards tend to not overclock as well IME.
   
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I would not recommend spending the extra for the 4GB Kepler cards (or 6GB GCN) unless you KNOW that you will have at least 3 cards in SLI. The cards simply run out of GPU power before they can utilize the extra VRAM.

Also, the 4GB cards tend to not overclock as well IME.

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I would not recommend spending the extra for the 4GB Kepler cards (or 6GB GCN) unless you KNOW that you will have at least 3 cards in SLI. The cards simply run out of GPU power before they can utilize the extra VRAM.

Also, the 4GB cards tend to not overclock as well IME.
the 4gb cards can handle most of the 3rd gb which is all you really need, as far as the worst game with vram utilization.

Edit: so if you must play those(and it looks like bf4 will be the same) then id go 3gb or 4 gb card(i know it wont use all of the 4th gb)
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