Originally Posted by Chaython
760 = 970?
Maybe the GTX 760 will do 30FPS and the GTX 970 will do 60fps with the highest settings, except for Anti-Aliasing, but I kinda of doubt it quite alot for various reasons.
It seems pretty odd to include two GPUs from one company in the recommended specs, with one of them being significantly more powerful than the other one.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (4GB) or the newer GTX 970 (4GB)
I don't think I've ever seen something like this in the minimum or recommended specs, I would understand if it was a competitor GPU, but they did add a GPU from AMD as-well.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (4GB) or the newer GTX 970 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280X (3GB) or better
The interesting part about the AMD GPU recommendation is that they include "or better".
Perhaps that's what they we're implying when they mentioned the GTX 970, however it doesn't make much sense as to why they were specific about the "better" NVIDIA GPU and not the "better" AMD GPU.
I suppose it could be due to many factors, one of them possibly being testing but this is a weird way to list recommend specs so its questionable as to why they didn't just say "or better" for the NVIDIA GPU side too.
Maybe I'm just looking too deep into it.
Originally Posted by error-id10t
Well one has 3.5GB of vRAM...
What did you say about my 970?Just kidding.. Maybe..
Originally Posted by tpi2007 'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate' PC Specs Revealed, 3 GB VRAM Required For Full HD
Confirms what I have been saying for months, the 970 is the true 1080p card for newer games, forget about the 960 (apparently Nvidia is ditching the 2 GB versions very soon and replacing them with 4 GB versions). Then again, I think the 970 is too expensive for what it is. A cut-down mid-range chip. $250 tops is what it should be at, especially more than a year after its release.
That reminds me of what AMD did with the 7850, they just continued making the 2GB models and I think they made less 1GB models or stopped making them.
A GPU with the graphical power of the GTX 960 should have more than 2GB, at-least 3 or 4GB. Especially in 2015 for a £150+ GPU, the same goes for the R9 285 which kind of became the R9 380, the 2GB model is disappointing to me, especially since the R9 280 has/had 3GB of VRAM.
The 2GB could possibly cause problems for the games that want more VRAM at higher settings, especially texture quality settings but I suppose dropping the texture quality isn't too bad of a compromise in an attempt to keep the performance smooth and stable instead of running out of VRAM.
I wish they just made 4GB models for both the GTX 960 and R9 285/380 at decent prices instead of 2GB, it would suck to have to drop settings on such powerful GPUs, they certainly do benefit from the extra VRAM, but I suppose the cost is the reason for the increased pricing for the 4GB versions of each card over the 2GB versions.Edited by TopicClocker - 11/5/15 at 5:08pm