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WILL I Need more Than 2Gb Vram For The Next 4 Years

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October 17, 2013 4:00:41 AM

Hey Guys
i am going to buy GTX 770 SLI
but i dont know should i buy the 2Gb or buy 4GB version
I have 1080p Monitor


so answer this :
Will I Need More Than 2Gb Vram In The NExt 4 years ?
Because in My Country there is like 120$ Difference between 2Gb And 4Gb version ! So overall i should pay like 240$ more

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October 17, 2013 4:03:37 AM

Are you running only one monitor for 4 years? If so 2gb should be fine.
As you increase your active displays you will need more vram.
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October 17, 2013 4:07:31 AM

Darren Kitchin said:
Are you running only one monitor for 4 years? If so 2gb should be fine.
As you increase your active displays you will need more vram.



no i use one 1080p monitor
i worried because i head Skyrim with mods use more than 2Gb Vram and like 2.8 Gb vram !
and Battlefield 4 Require 3Gb Vram based on what i saw
if games are reaching 2Gb Already , how can i say they will not in the next 4 years !


p.S i want to use 4x or more SSAA on games
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October 17, 2013 4:24:02 AM

4GB, 2GB is not going to be enough.
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October 17, 2013 4:29:42 AM

bumnut53 said:
4GB, 2GB is not going to be enough.


"The 770 can't effectively use the extra vram since it's limited by it's bandwidth. This was the same case with the 600 series. The point where the extra vram increased performance was long after the game became unplayable. The difference was a mere 4fps, an increase of 7 to 11." - http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1814393/2gb-4gb-...

Correct but there are other factors than just having the memory there for use.
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October 17, 2013 5:03:31 AM

More VRAM means you'll be able to handle higher resolutions and multi monitors, and also helps a lot when you're using anti-aliasing!
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October 17, 2013 5:54:42 AM

Darren Kitchin said:
bumnut53 said:
4GB, 2GB is not going to be enough.


"The 770 can't effectively use the extra vram since it's limited by it's bandwidth. This was the same case with the 600 series. The point where the extra vram increased performance was long after the game became unplayable. The difference was a mere 4fps, an increase of 7 to 11." - http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1814393/2gb-4gb-...

Correct but there are other factors than just having the memory there for use.


True, but performance nose dives when you run out of ran. BF4 uses 2.5GB on my pc
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October 17, 2013 7:32:30 AM

I'm saying that I doubt the bus interface will be very supportive of 4gb in terms of bandwidth, he would be extremly better off buying two of the cards @ 2gb.
But at the same time it's quite a debate the whole lastability topic and hardware, 2gb vram is more than sufficient for 1080p and with the possibility of changing or running the game at different quality settings (eg texture size options) can still make the game playable as they progressively expect 4gb~+
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October 17, 2013 7:38:57 AM

"I hate to say it, but the concept of "future-proofing" in computers is simply nonexistent. I can almost completely guarantee you that you will start to see the games lagging and your graphics card struggling before you will really need the extra VRAM.
Take, for example, the GTX 295. Released in early 2009, it was the top-of-the-line, dual-GPU card from NVIDIA. Now, only four years later, it is practically obsolete. I can go on ebay right now and buy one for 20% what it originally cost, due to the fact that, when it comes to maximum performance, no one wants it anymore.
And that was their top-of-the-line card. The 770, although it is a spectacular card, is not the very best. As I said, the GPU will become obsolete and start underperforming before you will see that the VRAM limit is being pushed.
Since you won't be playing on Ultra, there's even more reason to not get 4GB." - http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1801473/gtx-770-...

The solution is spot on
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October 17, 2013 8:02:36 AM

Don't know about 2gb or 4gb stuff. But gtx 770 is definitely future proof especially with your current monitor configuration.
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