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Video ram - 2GB vs 4GB - Should I change my order?

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September 11, 2013 7:33:48 PM

Hey guys, I just made a newegg order tonight for my upcoming build and I am worried I made a mistake. I purchased a card with 2GB video ram and then see the BF4 recommended specs.. 3GB. Anyways, I was wondering if someone could break down how important it actually is for me.

The card I bought:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The card I might try to get Newegg to change my order to:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I made my choice based on the fact that I do not want to worry about overclocking.. at least not anytime soon. Anyways, if someone could give me some advice here I would appreciate it.

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September 11, 2013 7:39:59 PM

MattyB13 said:
Hey guys, I just made a newegg order tonight for my upcoming build and I am worried I made a mistake. I purchased a card with 2GB video ram and then see the BF4 recommended specs.. 3GB. Anyways, I was wondering if someone could break down how important it actually is for me.

The card I bought:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The card I might try to get Newegg to change my order to:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I made my choice based on the fact that I do not want to worry about overclocking.. at least not anytime soon. Anyways, if someone could give me some advice here I would appreciate it.

Thanks


if u are planning on running multiple monitor then yes 3gb above is necessary.2gb is enough given that it has enough speed to actually use all of that vram.the card that you bought is actually faster than the the other one.my choice would be the 2gb.
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September 11, 2013 7:41:58 PM

Well I do not plan to use multiple monitors right now. I do want to get another one down the line but not for gaming.
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September 11, 2013 7:43:51 PM

MattyB13 said:
Well I do not plan to use multiple monitors right now. I do want to get another one down the line but not for gaming.


get the 2gb one.its obviously faster than the 4gb and its newer.
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September 11, 2013 7:50:09 PM

2GB is more than sufficient for 1080p gaming. Even with multi monitor displays, not many games hit 2GB VRAM. But with next gen games, who's to say that won't change. But that's besides the point, as you stated earlier you will only be using a single monitor for gaming. And as previously stated, the 2GB 770 that you have selected will absolutely wipe the floor with the 4GB 670. System requirements on games are not to be taken too seriously IMO. Too many factors come into play.
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September 11, 2013 7:58:03 PM

Alright, thank you guys for the peace of mind and quick answers
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