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Asus 1GB 7790 or MSI 2GB 7790?

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October 31, 2013 2:44:35 PM

some specs if needed: Cpu I5 3570k @ 4.3
Memory 8Gb 2400
1Tb wd blue
600W corsair semi modular psu

Cant decide between these two card the asus: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-7790-Direct-Graphics-Card/...
which flubit offerd me @ £83

or the Msi: http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-HD7790-DDR5-PCI-E-Graphics/... which flubit have offerd me @ 85

the asus looks like it would be better cooled but had 1Gb less RAM which i know should not be an issue as the extra will make no difference. But if i was to xfire down the line when i spot a bargain 7790 to do it *fingers crossed* would the 2Gb frame buffer not be needed?

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October 31, 2013 2:55:23 PM

Games nowadays need 2GB VRAM minimum, so I would pick the 2GB version.
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October 31, 2013 2:57:27 PM

Ectorr said:
Games nowadays need 2GB VRAM minimum, so I would pick the 2GB version.

Your probably correct but will the lowish end 7790 be able to use the 2Gb is what i am wondering?
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October 31, 2013 3:02:33 PM

jamatoke said:
Ectorr said:
Games nowadays need 2GB VRAM minimum, so I would pick the 2GB version.

Your probably correct but will the lowish end 7790 be able to use the 2Gb is what i am wondering?


I don't understand whats ur problem with higher VRAM for same price.
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October 31, 2013 3:05:40 PM

Ectorr said:
jamatoke said:
Ectorr said:
Games nowadays need 2GB VRAM minimum, so I would pick the 2GB version.

Your probably correct but will the lowish end 7790 be able to use the 2Gb is what i am wondering?


I don't understand whats ur problem with higher VRAM for same price.

I already stated the problem. go for the better cooling solution or higher vram?
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October 31, 2013 3:11:25 PM

If u don't want to play on low settings in these days, go with higher VRAM.(U won't need DC2 cooling ). Btw I recommend 270X models much more. There u can go for the DC2 cooling.
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October 31, 2013 3:16:44 PM

Ectorr said:
If u don't want to play on low settings in these days, go with higher VRAM.(U won't need DC2 cooling ). Btw I recommend 270X models much more. There u can go for the DC2 cooling.

looks like it will be the 2Gb card then.
Would love a 270X but they are currently double the price i am getting the 7790 for.
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October 31, 2013 3:18:27 PM

Trust me, u won't regret that extra VRAM. Have fun!

/Don't forget to pick a best solution everytime, the community members appreciate that./
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October 31, 2013 3:24:56 PM

Cheers bud
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