Originally Posted by zealord
people keep bringing up that 3GB is too low and 4GB of the 290 series is so much better. I don't get it. Most reviewers even say that 3GB is enough for every title now and in the foreseeable future for 4K gaming.
I haven't even seen a single benchmark where the 290 uses 4GB of Vram and the 780 Ti starves the Vram death. The only thing I see is the 780 Ti beating the 290(X) by a big margin in every single benchmark at 1080p/1600p/4k.
There may be a very little few people that use more than 4K resolution, more on overclock.net than anywhere else, but I think 3GB is a good number and if its not enough go with the 6GB version of it.
I wouldn't call it big, a couple fps isn't that big.
At stock the 780ti is only 10% faster then the 290x on quiet mode. While being 30% bigger in die size.
Not to mention what when we get to multiple cards AMD tends to do better as they have better scaling.
3GB is fine for now, but future proofing is never a bad idea. People said 1.5gb of vram on the gtx480/580 was plenty for years to come, and boy were they dead wrong.Edited by DzillaXx - 11/7/13 at 3:46pm