Originally Posted by kfdgamer
Do you guys really see games hitting and going above the 4gb barrier on the high resolution outputs of 5760 x 1080 or 1200. Or even single display @ 1200 or 1400. The whole purpose of this is to enjoy the games at high resolution, appreciate the high res screen and game play
Sorry not to be rude...pirate islands? Can you please explain.
I was also very surprised to hear from Yunngbenny that the maxwell cards which I assume is the new architecture used in the gpu's is slower. How sad! My issue is I am not so tech minded like you guys, that's why I love this site. I have always read other people's views but never jumped in as I don't know much. At least you guys are upfront, and have the experience...on top of that you know what to look for that makes the product fit for the purpose. When you understand how the hardware works you are able to advice correctly...I hate when people say to me....na you'll be fine, at least here everyone is upfront, and there is no BS.
Thank you for mentioning newegg, I hope they do have an australian outlet...I will look at the 2x 290 also....
I think from what I gather so far, that a 4gb card in min for enjoying the high resolution gameplay.....
I need to educated myself a little on the GPU's themselves to make sure the one I get has the processing power to utilize the 4gb efficiently....thus why the sli is an advantage as it enhance the usage of the 4gb VRAM. I understand when you guys say...what's the use of having the 4gb if your card can not push the info quick enough. I did read something about 4gb in sli is more effective as you increase the GPU's ability to move data quicker, which results in better performance/utilization of the 4gb.
384 bit an advantage here....Or 256 bit cards stilll the way to go?
on multi screens yes few games like titanfall,crysis3,cod ghost,middle-earth shadow of mordor,battlefield4,far cry 3 ,skyrim with mods,maybe some more games with maxed graphics
Single screens lower than 3840x2160 in res i dont think can reach >4Gb
Amd pirate islands is the reply from amd to nvidia maxwell,it could use a 20/16nm process and stacked dram which is minimum 45%+ better than gddr5 in the same gpu.giving way more bandwdith than the usual gddr5 single lawyer
I would check pcpartpicker from australia there are some listed stores from australia.i saw that used 290s go by 350aud on ebay.
If you want future proof at 5670x1080 or 3840x2160 or higher minimim get 4gb if you use all the graphics to the max with AA
For more AA/graphics quality that you need the higher memory bandwdith will be better for the games