I enjoy playing newer games, and I have two monitors(both 720p), but I'm not overly obsessed with having everything on max settings.
Currently the games I play are Dark Souls, DC Universe Online, Battlefield 3(I play this on High with my current card), and I eventually want to play the newest Tomb Raider and Battlefield 4.
Should I bother getting the 2Gb card, or will 1Gb be enough? I don't have plans to own 1080p monitors anytime soon, and as I said, I'm not concerned with running the newest games on ultra settings, just playable on at least medium is fine as far as I'm concerned.
Also, I know it's only a $20 difference between the cards, but being on a budget, it's important that I don't buy something if it's not going to be utilized properly.
I am presuming that you only game on 1 monitor and the 1gb card will handle that low a resolution. 2gb will be more future proof if we can call it that. Really just a matter of how much money you want to spend.
My primary monitor is 1280x720, my second is 1366x768, but my 1280x720 is my 32" TV, so I enjoy gaming on that. My second monitor is only ever used for YouTube and Twitter while I'm gaming.
If the 1Gb will handle that well, then it's the one I'll get.
Thanks both of you
Go for the 2gb since it's only 20 $. You will be able to dual monitor or play on a 1080p screen if you get one.
The rest of my system isn't exactly top of the line. 4Gb DDR3 RAM, AMD Athlon II x4 645(3.1Ghz), and then a shitty eMachines mini-ATX mobo. So before I buy any 1080p monitors, I need to upgrade my mobo, then my RAM, and maybe my CPU, but I sorta like it since it's been doing it's job fine.
The only reason I'm buying a new GPU is because the fan on my current one keeps stopping and causing it to overheat, and I'm sick of fixing it.