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2GB Vram enough for soon to be next gen games?

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December 22, 2013 1:30:24 PM

So I just bought this Gcard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Great price for a good card. And I hope to run SLI on it in the future. How ever my fear is that it is only 2gb...

Now being that said..how long do you guys think this will keep me happy in the sense of next gen games coming out soon?

ALSO if I run SLI will that help with the Vram GB usage even though its only 2gb?

I appreciate any who takes the time to read this and hopefully can give me some insight on my thoughts.

Cheers!

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December 22, 2013 1:36:15 PM

SLI doesnt increase the vram. For 2014 you will be fine, but later nor the gpu power or vram will be enough.

P.S: a 290 will be more futureproof for only 60$ more
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December 22, 2013 1:39:07 PM

There is so much controversy regarding this question that you would have hordes of Nvidia fan boys coming here to defend this tbh.

But from a neutral perspective, 3gb + VRAM will always be the better option.

SLI no effect on VRAM.
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December 22, 2013 1:40:06 PM

For a pair of GTX 770s, 2 GB is going to become a problem. You get twice as much GPU power, but no more VRAM (effectively).
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December 22, 2013 1:41:26 PM

Well shoot...I was intending for some what of a future proof...do you guys think I got a good card for the price regardless of Vram GB? I'm just curious because this is my first build ever!
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December 22, 2013 1:49:27 PM

Devronicthetonicman said:
Well shoot...I was intending for some what of a future proof...do you guys think I got a good card for the price regardless of Vram GB? I'm just curious because this is my first build ever!


More VRAM is especially needed if you upgrade your monitor to 1920 x 1080p or if you are already at that, if you decide to upgrade your monitor to 2500p

It is also needed in some heavy GPU rendering packs.

But I think your GPU is a good one. It's a high end GPU , and will cover most games with ease.

Don't fret about it.
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December 22, 2013 1:51:04 PM

Thanks mate I appreciate it. Again though I am a little worried cause i'm a total Battlefield fan....and from what I hear the recommended Vram is 3gb. heh....
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June 19, 2014 11:45:32 AM

Devronicthetonicman said:
Thanks mate I appreciate it. Again though I am a little worried cause i'm a total Battlefield fan....and from what I hear the recommended Vram is 3gb. heh....


I play Battlefield 4 with an FX-8320 (stock speeds) and one Gigabyte GTX 770 2GB OC Edition and I can max it out with 50-60 frames per second constantly.
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June 19, 2014 11:59:16 AM

Devronicthetonicman said:
Thanks mate I appreciate it. Again though I am a little worried cause i'm a total Battlefield fan....and from what I hear the recommended Vram is 3gb. heh....


Max settings in BF4 with my GTX 770 4 GB uses about 2 GB still. The only current game anyone can point to as an example of > 2 GB at 1080p is Watch Dogs, which is a trainwreck, and that's only with Ultra textures.

Will games in the future start putting more VRAM to use than they do right now? Probably. But you have to consider the installed user base. At some point, developers will be shooting themselves in the foot if 3 GB cards are "required" because most gamers have 1080p displays but still don't even have 2 GB cards yet. That will take quite awhile to change.

If you buy a card in the $300 range right now, you can expect it to last you about 3 years. During the time, I sincerely doubt you will ever actually need more than 2 GB of VRAM for 1080p.
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