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I understand you are meaning by "cache". But since higher cache contribute to lower latency and less work to load files from the disk, more cache is obviously better. And the reason that a particular game uses that much VRAM because it was designed to eat so, why ? For optimum performance. It might not improve fps, but it can surely improve the "Quality" of fps (micro stuttering). Just saying, some people can't detect that microstuttering but it still it would be better to have a card with as much vram as possible for at your price point.

I completely understand that. I also understand that "designed to eat so" can mean quick and dirty coding or/and completely negligible performance gains in terms of frame times. GCN cards also suffer a lot more than their counterparts if they're low on vram.
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3GB is plenty enough for 1080p as 4GB is enough for 1440p.

Only way it isn't enough is if you use 4k textures, which you don't need. But I would still pick 470. This is very similar to 680 vs 7970 and we all know how that ended.
Just off the top of my head I know GTA5 uses 3.9GB@1080p without AA, so guess it depends on what people think is 'good enough'.
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This whole VRAM craze is just another spook for us to buy the higher margin double VRAM version.

The 280x and the 380x are generally around 10% within each other despite 3GB supposedly being "not enough" for 1080p anymore. Most of the differences between the two cards can be down to clock speed anyway as 280x reference is 850MHz and 380x reference is 970MHz.
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Well it comes down to the game, if you don't have enough, then you have to drop settings unless you like slideshows. There of plenty of great looking games that don't even use 2GB's.
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3GB is plenty enough for 1080p as 4GB is enough for 1440p.

Only way it isn't enough is if you use 4k textures, which you don't need. But I would still pick 470. This is very similar to 680 vs 7970 and we all know how that ended.

Sure, you don't need 4k textures much like you don't need to game at higher resolutions or even high settings for that matter. However, isn't the point of having a powerful gpu and spending the money on a decent gaming pc to have a batter experience, including as most point out, visually? I absolutely cannot stand two things, aliasing and even more so, muddy textures.
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I think the decision comes down to whether you want the faster card(1060 3GB) or more vram(RX470).
AMD made a big pricing mistake with the RX470. If one could buy an RX470 8GB for $200 ,1060 3GB would truly be the laughing stock.AMD got greedy so 1060 3GB no longer looks like such a bad deal.Fact.

But the RX480 4gb is the same price as the 1060 3gb and due to the 1060 3gb being cut down as well, it makes the decision obvious.
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This whole VRAM craze is just another spook for us to buy the higher margin double VRAM version.

The 280x and the 380x are generally around 10% within each other despite 3GB supposedly being "not enough" for 1080p anymore. Most of the differences between the two cards can be down to clock speed anyway as 280x reference is 850MHz and 380x reference is 970MHz.

The 280x and 380x are not the same card. The 280x is just a rebranded 7970ghz edition / tahiti. The 380x is Tonga based.
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Just off the top of my head I know GTA5 uses 3.9GB@1080p without AA, so guess it depends on what people think is 'good enough'.

Huh? What setting? I'm using 3GB @1440p high-ish settings

1060 3GB isn't strong enough to play at max settings. 3GB is plenty
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Sure, you don't need 4k textures much like you don't need to game at higher resolutions or even high settings for that matter.

No, you won't see a difference using 4k textures.
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But the 380x and the 280x more or less boils down to the same card, maybe except that Tonga is a little bit faster clock for clock and a little bit more energy efficient. Still with only 3GB the 280x isnt at all far behind the 380x that a VRAM bottleneck would suggest it should be.
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Huh? What setting? I'm using 3GB @1440p high-ish settings

1060 3GB isn't strong enough to play at max settings. 3GB is plenty
Max settings, no AA, 1080p.
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Huh? What setting? I'm using 3GB @1440p high-ish settings

1060 3GB isn't strong enough to play at max settings. 3GB is plenty

My old 7970ghz hits a vram wall at 1080p on GTAV and hovers around 50-55fps... The 1060 is a lot faster in GTA V.

I'm starting to think no one here uses MSAA, either? At 1080p it's a requirement unless you are on laptop sized monitor. FXAA is a blurry mess in comparison.
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MSAA takes a big performance hit, not worth it for me, probably not for 1060 3GB either.

Not using FXAA b/c, as u said, it's too blury
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