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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2013 7:06:54 AM

Hey,

I'm pretty set on upgrading to a GTX 760 Windforce Rev 2.0 graphics card. But which one should I get?

The max resolution I will probably be going to is 5760x1080 resolution (NVidia Surround with 3 screen. I think people would suggest me getting the 4GB version of the card but I think I'm going to SLI anyway in the future. Is it better to get a single 4GB card for SLI the 2GB cards?

Thanks,

Mark

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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2013 7:10:29 AM

go for the 4gb because if you sli in the future 2gb's it will only use 2gb's, not 2+2=4gbs
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2013 7:11:25 AM

SLI'ing 2 2GB cards still only gives you 2GB, so if you are planning on 3 monitors, I would say the 4GB would be better for now ,and future games as they add higher textures. Then if you SLI in the future with another 4GB, you'll still have 4GB but more processing power.
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August 16, 2013 7:17:04 AM

4gb my vote as well, went from 2 - 1gb card to a 3gb card night and day with solar flares :p 
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2013 7:25:22 AM

I went with the 4GB 770 Classified. I have no regrets. It works well and I use the larger VRAM to support my love of modding (running Skyrim with all my mods can peak at 3.5GB). I think the sense of future proofing alone is worth the extra money, especially with all the sloppy code that is going to be tossed our way now that developers can code like crap and get away with it on the next console generation, something made worse by the crappy PC ports I expect to be made.
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August 16, 2013 7:28:09 AM

wow 3.5 of vram used, that is crazy and I thought the 2 gb with max payne 3 was nuts
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2013 7:41:02 AM

bad_eyes83 said:
wow 3.5 of vram used, that is crazy and I thought the 2 gb with max payne 3 was nuts


I run mod based high res textures. While they look pretty, a lot of them are pretty bulky. I also use a lot of mods that "beautify" the surroundings with additional objects and other mods that add additional actors to the game, all of which are using the high res textures from the other mods.

My last rig had 2x 1GB 560Ti in SLI and was a crash-o-matic, though the FX-6200 I was running at the time was partly to blame. I remember when everyone was adamant that we would never need more than 1GB of VRAM, and they were all wrong. It's the same situation today, just that the number is now '2GB.'
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August 16, 2013 9:27:34 AM

i never tried that game, but i hear it can be torturous on gpus
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2013 10:06:37 AM

the higher the vram the better. many are going to argue but i remember when i fell for the trap back when people told me that the 1.25gb of vram the gtx 570 had was going to be more than enough for years to come, how the 580 wasnt worth it for the 2.5gb vram and slight bump in performance, and how the 2.5gb was a waste and that the 6970 with 2gb was not worth it and slow yada yada.

honestly, i would wait until amd answers with their new video cards and the prices are going to drop across the board. look for the 780/9970 to be in the $499-$569 range, the 770/9950 to be in the $329-$379

now look where we are, 2gb is being broken at 1080p by a few games,
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August 18, 2013 4:29:44 PM

At that resolution you MAY be better off with 4gb, but probably not.

Check out this review http://www.legitreviews.com/msi-geforce-gtx-760-gaming-...

There don't appear to be many places where having addition vram helps that much on a 3x monitor setup. So I would say, do your research for your specific gaming needs, and buy a card based on that. There are some instances where people report maxing vram, e.g. texture modded Skyrim. For my money, it's not worth another $50 to get the extra RAM when two 760 2gb can keep up with a 6gb Titan.
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August 18, 2013 7:38:04 PM

twanto said:
At that resolution you MAY be better off with 4gb, but probably not.

Check out this review http://www.legitreviews.com/msi-geforce-gtx-760-gaming-...

There don't appear to be many places where having addition vram helps that much on a 3x monitor setup. So I would say, do your research for your specific gaming needs, and buy a card based on that. There are some instances where people report maxing vram, e.g. texture modded Skyrim. For my money, it's not worth another $50 to get the extra RAM when two 760 2gb can keep up with a 6gb Titan.


Exactly! I haven't seen 1 benchmark where the GK104 cards performed better with 4GB over 2GB, but a majority of people still say buy the 4GB version. Just because the card storage goes over 2GB, doesn't necessarily mean it needs it. You are more concerned with FPS not Frame Buffer count. 2 2GB 760s in SLI will beat a 6GB Titan at half the price, and less than half the RAM. The GK104 cards don't have enough juice to keep up with > 2GB RAM.

Even some websites will recommend the 4GB, but never show any results on it being an improvement. It's really odd how it is widely reported as being better, but no evidence is shown. More is not worse, but if you can't use it, it's pointless.

Even the 780 with half the RAM beats the Titan with the exact same GK110 chip. GPU clockspeed is more important than amount of RAM. The higher resolution you go the RAM is more important, but GK104 cards aren't going to max out games at 5760x1080 60FPS, not even in SLI.

Smart call is 2GB 760, 4GB is throwing away $$$.

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