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Ok so I do architectural rendering.
3dsmax, iray, vray, etc..
it's very polygon and gpu intensive, because of my gpu renderer and all the darned plants people like.
so the problem I have is that my gpu renderer has to fit the ENTIRE scene into the video memory to work.

I only have a 2gb card, and it's not enough.
so far I have scenes with around 12-15mil polys and it doesn't fit.
I can definitely see myself using scenes 2-3x that size in the future so I need a MUCH better videocard.

I'm not too worried about the speed of the card.
I have a gtx660ti 2gb right now and its "fast enough"
I have someone offering me a gtx770 4gb for $120, which is a fine deal but i'm afraid i'll use up the 4gb quick.

SO my question is,
what cards are available with high memory ammounts at low cost.
I don't need the fastest gpu like a 1080 etc. I just need more VRAM!!

thanks
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If it is for work then it will pay for itself. The RX480 has an 8GB version for $250 USD. That is about as good as you are going to get. Unless you need CUDA then it looks like you will have to suffice for that 770 or get a 1070 8GB. Maybe used 980ti w/ 6GB? If you need it for work then you need it.
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yeah I use nvidia IRAY renderer..
I have a bad feeling that nvidia doesn't accept any amd cards, haha.

Just picked up the 770.. it work.. but barely..
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