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And by then there is Maxwell? Or even Volta, who knows...

I just find it kind of funny that there is so many people jumping on 6GB now when I saw so many people mocking 6GB when Titan was released. Nothing has really changed in that time, lol

So true about the mocking part. Titan was ridiculed for many reasons, but when you really got down to the heart of it, people were flaming it because they couldn't afford it. You know damn well the haters would have taken a Titan for free 14 months ago. thumb.gif
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Read Skupples post. Maxwell might be released by the end of this year. I think a 780 6GB is needed NOW and not for those running 4k/Surround.

It's needed now? Really? So I guess everyone with 780s and 290s are all going to have to sell so they can have the 6GB cards now? Please. In the future, sure. Now? Not really.

Unless you are using multiple high end GPUs and playing at super high resolutions, you don't need 6GB cards now.
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So true about the mocking part. Titan was ridiculed for many reasons, but when you really got down to the heart of it, people were flaming it because they couldn't afford it. You know damn well the haters would have taken a Titan for free 14 months ago. thumb.gif

But it wasn't free then or now, Stepping up isn't free.
 
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post #273 of 1081
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Unless you are using multiple high end GPUs and playing at super high resolutions, you don't need 6GB cards now.

Or have some freaky skyrim addiction.

From what I have seen, 3gb Vs. 6gb, you get ~500mb higher usage on same settings/resolution. I how ever, have ran into a 2gb vram wall in surround, back when I was running 670FTWs, not fun.
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It's needed now? Really? So I guess everyone with 780s and 290s are all going to have to sell so they can have the 6GB cards now? Please. In the future, sure. Now? Not really.

Unless you are using multiple high end GPUs and playing at super high resolutions, you don't need 6GB cards now.
But it wasn't free then or now, Stepping up isn't free.
Yes, needed by those that want to max out games in 1080p surround like Skupples. It's only a matter of time before 3GB won't be enough to max out games. Those games might be out in a few months or next year. I know you have a 3GB card and want to defend it to death so there's no point in trying to argue with you.
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post #275 of 1081
I'm wondering if DX12 will allow better streamlining of process, which would equate to lower vram usage compared to the same card w/ same settings running DX11...

Has anyone seen Mantle (bf4) Vs. DX11 vram usage comparisons?

1080p panels are quite cheep these days, which means more and more people are moving to surround, we get new subs almost weekly in the Surround club, last year it was maybe once a month.(not that it will ever be mainstream)

The main reason EVGA/NV are doing this is to clear back stock in preparation for Maxwell. The pricing on 6gb 780 screams WE MADE SO MUCH MONEY IT DOESN'T EVEN MATTER NOW, GET THEM OUTA HERRREEEE!
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the sky is falling, new 6gb cards are coming out, 3gb is obsolete and will instantly be useless because all games will start using 15gb of vram immediatelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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the sky is falling, new 6gb cards are coming out, 3gb is obsolete and will instantly be useless because all games will start using 15gb of vram immediatelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy because Vram is additive in SLI @ 800x600


FTFY/

in all seriousness though, the amount of vram usage has steadily gone up over the last 18 months, and will only continue to go up as more and more non 360/ps3 titles release.
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the sky is falling, new 6gb cards are coming out, 3gb is obsolete and will instantly be useless because all games will start using 15gb of vram immediatelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
LoL! Why do owners of 3GB cards get so defensive? It's only graphics cards.
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post #279 of 1081
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Or have some freaky skyrim addiction.

From what I have seen, 3gb Vs. 6gb, you get ~500mb higher usage on same settings/resolution. I how ever, have ran into a 2gb vram wall in surround, back when I was running 670FTWs, not fun.

Yeah, mods are a whole different thing. But in that case you know what you need, lol.

And part of that difference definitely comes down to allocation not necessarily utilization in terms of identical settings and GPUs with VRAM amount being the only difference

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Yes, needed by those that want to max out games in 1080p surround like Skupples. It's only a matter of time before 3GB won't be enough to max out games. Those games might be out in a few months or next year. I know you have a 3GB card and want to defend it to death so there's no point in trying to argue with you.

Yes, which is not what you initially said.
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I think a 780 6GB is needed NOW and not for those running 4k/Surround.

I have a 3GB and 4GB card. I have no desire to defend 3GB. But I am not about to tell people that they will need something that they may or may not need until the Maxwell release. More VRAM is always nice, but you need to make sure you have the GPU power to back it up.

I just think it's funny that so many people in here with single cards thing that the additional VRAM is going to help them right now on their single panels.
 
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I haven't personally seen it... none of the games I've played at 1600p have come close to hitting the 3GB while maintaining enough GPU power to produce acceptable framerates.
Indeed. I haven't come close to even 3GB of memory allocation at 1440p. Crysis 3 on Very High with 2x SMAA hovers around 2K for me, and that's one of the best looking and most demanding games on the market. I couldn't force more AA if I wanted to since the GPU isn't strong enough on its own, not that it's even needed.
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