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The only time you'll see an advantage with 6gb vs 3gb is when you play a modded game like Skyrim or an unoptimized game like Titanfall. This applies to both a single card or SLI.

Memory bandwidth is what determines how fast the memory fills and empties. Two 780 6gb in SLI have the same memory bandwidth as 1 780 3gb. The amount of memory the card has will have no effect on it's bandwidth.

>1440p gaming with AA will definitely benefit from more than 3GB. 2 780 Tis may not be able to fully utilize 6GB due to bandwidth limitations, but they can certaintly be held back by 3GB at certain resolutions and settings. If you use your cards for surround gaming, 4k gaming, or even maxing AA on 1440p, then removing the 3GB bottleneck will be worth the cost difference.
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Crysis 3 with 8x msaaat 1440p doesn't use 3 gb of vram for me.


Next attempt please.
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post #563 of 1081
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>1440p gaming with AA will definitely benefit from more than 3GB. 2 780 Tis may not be able to fully utilize 6GB due to bandwidth limitations, but they can certaintly be held back by 3GB at certain resolutions and settings. If you use your cards for surround gaming, 4k gaming, or even maxing AA on 1440p, then removing the 3GB bottleneck will be worth the cost difference.

You're saying the same thing I am.

The advantage doesn't come until you create a situation where you fill the framebuffer. Unoptimized games, modded games, 4k with ridiculous levels of AA, multi-monitor setups etc.

Metro LL benchmark maxed at 1440p uses 1.2 gb for me.
Tomb Raider bench uses 1.5 gb.
Hitman bench uses 1.4 gb.
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You're saying the same thing I am.

The advantage doesn't come until you create a situation where you fill the framebuffer. Unoptimized games, modded games, 4k with ridiculous levels of AA, multi-monitor setups etc.

Metro LL benchmark maxed at 1440p uses 1.2 gb for me.
Tomb Raider bench uses 1.5 gb.
Hitman bench uses 1.4 gb.

Which I will use to reiterate my point of sloppy/lazy coding.
 
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I want to step-up to a 780 TI 6GB because I'll gain more frames and 3 extra gigabytes. I don't plan on moving onto Maxwell until late 2015 so who knows what games will use more than 3GB of VRAM @1440p from now until then. I don't want to be left in the dust.
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I want to step-up to a 780 TI 6GB because I'll gain more frames and 3 extra gigabytes. I don't plan on moving onto Maxwell until late 2015 so who knows what games will use more than 3GB of VRAM @1440p from now until then. I don't want to be left in the dust.
Next to nothing will use over 3GB of textures even at 1440p. Even in 4K most games don't use over 3GB of VRAM.
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Next to nothing will use over 3GB of textures even at 1440p. Even in 4K most games don't use over 3GB of VRAM.
Unless you are some kind developer/insider that knows for a fact that there won't be any games from now until late 2015 that won't need more than 3GB @1440p with max or near max settings, I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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Games aren't magically going to start using 50000gb of vram just because they have a "next gen" hype train label next to them.
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Games aren't magically going to start using 50000gb of vram just because they have a "next gen" hype train label next to them.
Maybe not 50000gb but what about 3.1gb? Besides, I want a ti anyway so I might as well step up to one that has 6gb.
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so can i buy a gtx 780 and then stup up right now?
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