Originally Posted by szeged
1440p the 780 and 290x still both do very well in. im guessing this will turn into a 3gb vs 4gb of vram thread very soon, so yes...3gb of vram is perfectly fine for 2560x1440.
Originally Posted by PontiacGTX
If you want high res patches,modded graphics(skyrim-like),or you use demanding games with more than 8xMSAA,get the r9 290(there is one from xfx,check pcpartlist)which comes with bf4 free and has similar performance to the 780gtx
Do you use any professonal applications?
Nope, no professional applications. I guess the main driver in this is price. I realize that getting a non-ref 290x is obviously better, but at the current prices of $650+, I'm not sure 5-10% fps advantage is worth over $100. Also, szged, I'm not worried about 3gb vs 4gb. I know I'll probably never even get to 3 gb of VRAM usage, especially because I have no interest in 4K at the moment.