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Should I get a 1GB or 2GB GPU?

I'm currently building a PC and I'm unsure whether I should get a 1GB or 2GB GPU. I'm currently getting a Sapphire Technology 7790 dual-x OC edition, it's a 1GB GPU, it's pretty good for the price but after researching GPU's I'm trying to decide whether to get that or a 2GB GPU for around the same price. I intend to have two monitors, well one monitor and my small HDMI TV. I would only be gaming on one BTW, the other screen would be left idle. The problem I have is that if I got a 2GB GPU the core clocks etc. wouldn't be as powerful as any 1GB I could get for that price :/ I don't intend to even try play any games on max settings, except minecraft :P Please let me know what you think, I'll be ordering pretty soon and I would appreciate a quick response. Thanks, Colm
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    More VRAM is adviseable. Get the 2GB.
  2. 2gb is the new standard for GPUs bro.
  3. IAMEXTREME said:
    More VRAM is adviseable. Get the 2GB.

    ok thanks :) is this one good? it looks like really good value to me :D http://www.dabs.ie/products/asus-amd-radeon-7790-2gb-pci-express-hdmi-directcu-ii-oc-8PRY.html
  4. adimeister said:
    2gb is the new standard for GPUs bro.


    By that do you mean that newer games will require a 2Gb GPU? here's one i found, looks good to me :) http://www.dabs.ie/products/asus-amd-radeon-7790-2gb-pci-express-hdmi-directcu-ii-oc-8PRY.html
  5. iColm said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    More VRAM is adviseable. Get the 2GB.

    ok thanks :) is this one good? it looks like really good value to me :D http://www.dabs.ie/products/asus-amd-radeon-7790-2gb-pci-express-hdmi-directcu-ii-oc-8PRY.html


    This is a very good card :)
  6. IAMEXTREME said:
    iColm said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    More VRAM is adviseable. Get the 2GB.

    ok thanks :) is this one good? it looks like really good value to me :D http://www.dabs.ie/products/asus-amd-radeon-7790-2gb-pci-express-hdmi-directcu-ii-oc-8PRY.html


    This is a very good card :)


    Yay! :D I think it dropped in price as I only noticed it yesterday, do you think it will go well with my CPU? (Athlon 760k)
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