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Gtx 770 sli 2gb vs 4gb for 120hz

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July 28, 2013 1:50:49 PM

Hi guys I'm upgrading to a 770 sli solution from my gtx 560 and was unsure if I should get the 2gb or 4gb for a 1080p 144hz monitor. I heard that the 4gb version is pointless because of the 256-bit bus but not sure if that is true or not.

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- 3770k @ 4.2
8gb 1600 ram

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July 28, 2013 1:59:28 PM

It's true, useless. The 4gb would be useful if you play on multiple monitors. :)  If you SLI 770s, 2gb would be a good option already. :) 
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July 28, 2013 2:42:31 PM

stanley780 said:
4GB is a marketing gimmick, even for multiple monitors.
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...


many would beg to differ. crysis 3 for example uses more than 3gb vram for triple monitor. Skyrim with large mods can use over 4gb etc. If you look at some Titan benchmarks at high resolutions, you can see when other cards like the 690 run out of vram and all of a sudden the titan with 6gb will pull ahead. Having said that you can always adjust your settings lower to reduce vram usage.
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July 28, 2013 2:46:26 PM

Yea, the more after effects you put, the higher the vram you need. Specially in multiple monitor setup. The CLLC is a marketing gimmick. haha
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July 28, 2013 3:18:19 PM

I run a GTX 670 2gb SLI setup on 3 Asus monitors and have not had any problems with games including Crysis 3 or Skyrim. So far every game that supports Eyefinity/Surround has played great.
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July 28, 2013 3:40:40 PM

This is great to hear you guys thanks! Will save me around 100 bucks.
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July 28, 2013 10:40:28 PM

i remember when i bought the 640mb version of the 8800gts over the 320mb version. Everyone said, no games dont use more than 320mb dont waste your money.......BS....next years games had higher res textures and the extra ram meant i didn't have to upgrade for a longer time and could use the higher res texture settings. If you have the money, get the 4gb cards.
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July 29, 2013 10:45:19 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
i remember when i bought the 640mb version of the 8800gts over the 320mb version. Everyone said, no games dont use more than 320mb dont waste your money.......BS....next years games had higher res textures and the extra ram meant i didn't have to upgrade for a longer time and could use the higher res texture settings. If you have the money, get the 4gb cards.


I would totally go for the 4gb to be more future proofed but apparently since the 770 is 256bit the extra 2 gigs doesn't do anything
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August 6, 2013 3:32:32 AM

I was thinking the same but I ended up getting the 4gb sli best decision I ever made!! Running crisis 3 on ultra 16x AA using 3gb of VRAM do not get the 2gb!! I repeat do not get the 2gb lol hope u read this in time!
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August 11, 2013 6:54:58 PM

trio1989 said:
I was thinking the same but I ended up getting the 4gb sli best decision I ever made!! Running crisis 3 on ultra 16x AA using 3gb of VRAM do not get the 2gb!! I repeat do not get the 2gb lol hope u read this in time!


Well, with 16xAA at that resolution on Crysis 3 its no wonder you're using 3gb of VRAM. Use your settings efficiently. IMO anything after 8xAA is just a waste of resources... maybe even after 4xAA especially on higher resolutions.

Do what you will with your toys, just my observation for those looking at getting the 2GB version.
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