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2GB VRAM- Is it enough for the Future?

Hello, I just bought a Gigabyte GTX 770, and even though it's not even shipped out yet, I'm starting to worry about a bad purchase. I just had an R9 280X, but it was defective, and since I am kind of on a time crunch, I opted for a refund instead of a replacement because some people went through 2 or 3 of the 280X's before they got one that wasn't broken, and my friends reccomended a 770. However, the card that I bought only comes with 2GB VRAM (the 4GB model was a sizable amount more I think), and I read a lot of places that 2GB is fine. However, now after the purchase (of course it HAS to be after) I found a lot of information suggesting I really should have gotten the 4GB version or a card with at least 3GB of VRAM. Should I try to get a different card with more VRAM, or will I be OK to play games maxed out or close to for the next few years at 1080p? Thanks for any and all replies!
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  1. 2GB vram is more than enough for a single 1080p monitor.
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    2GB of VRAM should be fine as long as you're only using a single monitor. 4GB cards are needed for 2+ monitor setups.
  3. 1 monitor @ 1080 will be fine with 2 GB's, I have a 770 2GB and only a small handful of games go over the limit, ( Max Payne 3, Modded Skyrim, BF4 ) and even then I don't see any performance drops. Obviously I can't speak for a few years.
  4. 2gb is enough.......for now. future, probably not. bf4 and crysis games will come close to hitting 2gb at 1080p with ultra settings. only expect future games to use more.
  5. iam2thecrowe said:
    2gb is enough.......for now. future, probably not. bf4 and crysis games will come close to hitting 2gb at 1080p with ultra settings. only expect future games to use more.


    That's what I was kind of worried about. I saw some benchmarks and videos where a 2GB 770 handled BF4 on mostly ultra settings very well, but it also recommends 3GB VRAM, so I would assume future games would ask for more. But if I have to turn down some settings, I guess I would be fine with that, I'm not really picky with that and I've already gone through a ton of trouble with my new PC haha.
  6. Adamw0611 said:
    1 monitor @ 1080 will be fine with 2 GB's, I have a 770 2GB and only a small handful of games go over the limit, ( Max Payne 3, Modded Skyrim, BF4 ) and even then I don't see any performance drops. Obviously I can't speak for a few years.


    As long as it lasts for 2-3 years running on max/high settings @1080p I'm good. I hope to get maybe 4 or 5 years off of the card, and I would accept turning down settings for that to medium or lower in the sake of not buying another expensive GPU, as long as 2GB would be enough to run the game.
  7. Redheadsrule13 said:
    2GB of VRAM should be fine as long as you're only using a single monitor. 4GB cards are needed for 2+ monitor setups.


    Good, thanks for the help and fast reply! Now I am happy with my purchase!
  8. A GTX 770 will dominate 1080p for 2-3 years at least unless you're using a terrible processor.
  9. CTurbo said:
    A GTX 770 will dominate 1080p for 2-3 years at least unless you're using a terrible processor.


    My processor isn't bad, Fx-6350 that I plan to overclock a lot, but in a few years I plan to get a better motherboard that supports SLI and get a good Intel CPU with that.
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