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FPS doubt w.r.t Metro Last Light on a GTX 650 ti Boost 2 GB

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 1, 2013 9:18:51 AM

Hello guys, i am assembling a new rig, specs as follows:
Processor: i5 3570
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H
RAM:G.Skill 8 gb(2X4GB) ddr3 1600Mhz
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB
Graphic Card: Zotac nvidia gtx 650 ti Boost 2 GB
PSU: Corsair CX500

I have checked many websites for Metro Last light benchmarks. For consideration, last light gives
41 fps @ 1680 X 1050 and
34 fps @ 1920 X 1200, the settings were "High".
On another site, the stats were:
64 fps @ 1920 X 1080 with SSAA and PhysX being OFF.

In today's super resolution era 1080p is indeed a trend and hence most of the benchmarks have something round bout there. But however im gonna be using a monitor with max resolution 1360 X 768, so now since im playing at a low resolution do i really need the 2 gb, would it be helpful? and would having such low resolution as compared to those tested for benchmarks result into a better frame-rate.

Note: i have researched, there are websites which have compared 560 ti at different resolutions, and lowering resolutions would indeed increase fps, but however i would yet like to know what do you guys think about it..

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August 1, 2013 9:24:23 AM

Yes it will improve framerate, and if you only have that resolution and plan to stick with it, you don't need a 2GB card. But if you decide to switch to a 1080p monitor in the future, that 1GB wont be enough.
August 1, 2013 9:24:40 AM

Lower resolution = less pixels to be rendered = better FPS.

For that low a resolution you do not need 2GB of VRAM BUT consider that you may want a BETTER monitor at some stage.
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