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July 8, 2013 11:44:56 AM

I am debating between the Gtx 760 2gb and the gtx 760 4gb. there is a $50 price difference between them, is there an advantage to having 4gb? this is the computer the card will be in. It will be used as a gaming computer

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eciT

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July 8, 2013 11:49:31 AM

Get the 2GB. You'll gain little benefit from the extra ram unless you're gaming on 1440p or multiple monitors, neither of which would be all that suitable for a GTX 760 in the first place.

Save the $50 or go full ham and get a 770.
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July 8, 2013 11:51:52 AM

katiklysm said:
Get the 2GB. You'll gain little benefit from the extra ram unless you're gaming on 1440p or multiple monitors, neither of which would be all that suitable for a GTX 760 in the first place.

Save the $50 or go full ham and get a 770.


do you think the 760 would be able to handel 2 monitors? 1 for the game and one for like minimap?
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July 8, 2013 11:54:31 AM

arich1055077 said:
katiklysm said:
Get the 2GB. You'll gain little benefit from the extra ram unless you're gaming on 1440p or multiple monitors, neither of which would be all that suitable for a GTX 760 in the first place.

Save the $50 or go full ham and get a 770.


do you think the 760 would be able to handel 2 monitors? 1 for the game and one for like minimap?


Yes, definitely. Thanks for asking as I did not clarify. A 2nd monitor for a webpage, etc. draws little in terms of extra performance from the card- when I stated dual monitor I basically meant games running on both monitors.

I'm not sure what kind of minimap you had in mind, but if it is rendered by the game- then it'll be mostly OK, but probably not on Highest settings. If you're just meaning having a website up on your 2nd screen to guide you, go for it- as that will not eat up any notable amount of vRAM.
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July 8, 2013 11:58:34 AM

katiklysm said:
arich1055077 said:
katiklysm said:
Get the 2GB. You'll gain little benefit from the extra ram unless you're gaming on 1440p or multiple monitors, neither of which would be all that suitable for a GTX 760 in the first place.

Save the $50 or go full ham and get a 770.


do you think the 760 would be able to handel 2 monitors? 1 for the game and one for like minimap?


Yes, definitely. Thanks for asking as I did not clarify. A 2nd monitor for a webpage, etc. draws little in terms of extra performance from the card- when I stated dual monitor I basically meant games running on both monitors.

I'm not sure what kind of minimap you had in mind, but if it is rendered by the game- then it'll be mostly OK, but probably not on Highest settings. If you're just meaning having a website up on your 2nd screen to guide you, go for it- as that will not eat up any notable amount of vRAM.


When I said minimap I meant if I was playing a stratigy game and there was a map that I could have on a different monitor, to see where armies were. But using one as a game monitor and one as a webpage/skype or video like youtube would be fine with 2gb?
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July 8, 2013 12:02:02 PM

You will be perfectly fine and happy with a GTX 760 2GB and I'd recommend going with this one http://amzn.to/15J0OZX It's a great brand with a nice cooler.
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July 8, 2013 12:12:24 PM

byogamingpc said:
You will be perfectly fine and happy with a GTX 760 2GB and I'd recommend going with this one http://amzn.to/15J0OZX It's a great brand with a nice cooler.


what do you think of the asus brand?
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July 8, 2013 12:22:23 PM

arich1055077 said:
byogamingpc said:
You will be perfectly fine and happy with a GTX 760 2GB and I'd recommend going with this one http://amzn.to/15J0OZX It's a great brand with a nice cooler.


what do you think of the asus brand?


Asus is okay. I'd second the above posted and say that my preference is EVGA over ASUS (or anyone else really), but it's not that ASUS is a bad manufacturer, they're quite fine.
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July 8, 2013 12:23:35 PM

arich1055077 said:
byogamingpc said:
You will be perfectly fine and happy with a GTX 760 2GB and I'd recommend going with this one http://amzn.to/15J0OZX It's a great brand with a nice cooler.


what do you think of the asus brand?


I think the ASUS GTX 760 http://amzn.to/12dCeQ6 is a great brand but so is EVGA and the price difference doesn't justify the cost increase.
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July 8, 2013 12:28:49 PM

byogamingpc said:
arich1055077 said:
byogamingpc said:
You will be perfectly fine and happy with a GTX 760 2GB and I'd recommend going with this one http://amzn.to/15J0OZX It's a great brand with a nice cooler.


what do you think of the asus brand?


I think the ASUS GTX 760 http://amzn.to/12dCeQ6 is a great brand but so is EVGA and the price difference doesn't justify the cost increase.


im just gonna go with evga. and on newegg the asus one was the same as evga
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