Originally Posted by Mandeep Singh
thanks for pumping my hopes,
no i have no performance issue with Gtx 760, i want to be get perpare for better, if gtx 760 is prepared atleast for gta 5 then that would save my money and happiness too
i get 45-55 fps on watch dogs, texture high, anti aliasing:2x other things on ultra except anti aliasing and texture.
i cant play on ultra settings on this card is that its fault?
or i should not sell my current card its will do good job, i know we cant say about Gta 5, but
is 2gb enough ? sad to see when companies are making only 3gb gpu games. im confused.
Most of the high vram requirement are from either unoptimized games where they need that headroom for their poor coding or the game uses high textures in which in most cases may or may not look better and at the same time are meant for higher resolution. And most people who play at higher resolution mostly opt for 2 or more cards anyway (1440p/4K etc..). If the game is properly coded and not a port even at 1080p it shouldn't use that much. Some games use the vram available as cache and use it all the time so even if you had 10GB of ram it will use 9.8GB etc... so it depends on the game. An example of this is FC4 at ultra settings 1080p hovers anywhere from 1500-3400vram depending on where you're at, average is like 1500-1800 on regular levels and runs smooth, so the game is coded good and not a crappy port. Games like shadows of mordor ran fine on my 770 at medium settings but kind of struggled at ultra because it required 6GB of vram, but having a 970 w/ only 4GB of vram it ran it fine on ultra. So thats a game that uses vram more for actual texture cache rather than cache because theres free ram.
So if you're going to stay at 1600x900, 2GB is plenty. Even at 1920x1080 2GB is good but thats when it needs more horsepower for some games, so at 1080p level 780/Titan/780Ti (3GB) 290/290X (4GB) is fine and 970/980 (4GB) more of an icing on the cake. The 760 is a good card, if you have good cooling I would suggest overclocking it as well.
We don't know yet how GTA V will run but hopefully they focus a lot on the PC to utilize the hardware.
A 280X aka 7970 would be an overkill but here is what you're looking at if you were to compare:
Personally I would keep the 760 and use/save the other money towards getting better CPU/MOBO combo which will help your overall speed. If you don't want to do that you can also wait for the 960s coming early next year.
Other things to look at:
Getting latest patches for your game to run faster.
Getting latest drivers for fixes/performance. 344.75 atm.Edited by UZ7 - 12/11/14 at 2:03am