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What card will give me the most "bang for the buck" at 1080 on very high to ultra settings

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January 16, 2014 6:02:47 AM

Yeah so like the thread title says where is the sweet spot for video cards for very high to ultra settings for current games. I'm asking this because I'm deciding between the 770 and the 760 and when I look at the best graphics cards for jan the results don't say anything about performance at certain resolutions. Thanks for the insight

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January 16, 2014 6:14:41 AM

Get the 770 4gb model. Depending on what you play you will need it. I use 2004mb at highest usage at 1080p already with graphics maxxed out on bf4. People argue that 2gb is enough but at 1080p maxxed on my 780ti im seeing a hair over 2000mb of usage. I would recommend the 4gb model and the 770 is a much better card than the 760.
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January 16, 2014 6:44:01 AM

azzazel_99 said:
Get the 770 4gb model. Depending on what you play you will need it. I use 2004mb at highest usage at 1080p already with graphics maxxed out on bf4. People argue that 2gb is enough but at 1080p maxxed on my 780ti im seeing a hair over 2000mb of usage. I would recommend the 4gb model and the 770 is a much better card than the 760.

I agree with az, if you are getting a new card get the 4g version, it will be a lot more future proof and usually is only a few $$$ more.
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January 16, 2014 6:51:38 AM

4k resolution uses just a bit over 3GB, so imagine what 1080p uses... Don't get me wrong, 4GB will perform better, but the difference is so tiny it doesn't compensate the extra $50 minimum.
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January 16, 2014 6:55:19 AM

At 1080p bf4 maxes 2gb already (or just a hair shy of it). I have proof of this in bf4. Crysis 3 im not sure about but with its massive graphics im sure its the same. The next gen games are going to destroy 2gb cards if the current ones are capable of using 2gb or more.
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January 16, 2014 10:32:01 AM

2gb squeaks by now but what about the next release of games? I mean right now im hitting 2004mb of vram on my 780ti. Proof is in the numbers. At ultra on 64 man conquest large map im hitting 2004mb of my 3gb vram. Why only buy whats gonna squeak you by now? Why not future proof a bit and get a 4gb model that way if u want to sli in the near future and run 1440p or 1600p or even 4k you already have the juice to do it or multiple monitors?
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January 16, 2014 10:35:36 AM

azzazel_99 said:
Get the 770 4gb model. Depending on what you play you will need it. I use 2004mb at highest usage at 1080p already with graphics maxxed out on bf4. People argue that 2gb is enough but at 1080p maxxed on my 780ti im seeing a hair over 2000mb of usage. I would recommend the 4gb model and the 770 is a much better card than the 760.


the 780ti is powerful enough to use more than 2gb before running out of gpu power

with the 770, the gpu runs out of steam at around the same time you max out the video memory, and so the 4gb variant is still really only beneficial for sli setups or multi monitor gaming, but not at 1080p single monitor gaming
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January 16, 2014 10:37:31 AM

Thank you brantyn for that clarification.
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January 16, 2014 10:40:46 AM

There is no such thing as future proofing. In the next year a GTX 770 may not be enough to get 60 FPS in all games even in 1080p, being 2GB or 4GB, and he may need to upgrade to something else. You should buy components acording to what you need now and for now you only need 2GB of VRAM. It's the same thing with 16GB of RAM. I see people all over the place buying 16GB of RAM only for gaming, for future proofing, but next year, or even this one, we will have DDR4.

I stick to my point, I think 2GB is the best option for now.
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January 16, 2014 10:41:16 AM

np, i had a 680 (equals a 770) with 2gb and i was getting in the 20's for framerate before i could get to that 2gb mark, and so the game was unplayable anyways and settings needed to be reduced. i now have a 780 and already i run out of processing power before i hit that 2.5gb mark. (ac4 is the example, but this game is poorly optimized anyway)
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January 16, 2014 12:17:11 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
np, i had a 680 (equals a 770) with 2gb and i was getting in the 20's for framerate before i could get to that 2gb mark, and so the game was unplayable anyways and settings needed to be reduced. i now have a 780 and already i run out of processing power before i hit that 2.5gb mark. (ac4 is the example, but this game is poorly optimized anyway)


This make more sense, as far as the differences between 4gb and 2 gb, but the conversation seems to have strayed away from if the 760 will handle my needs adequately. But thanks to all who replied to the post so far it was very informative.
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January 16, 2014 12:20:56 PM

Bigheadmike said:
Brantyn Gerik said:
np, i had a 680 (equals a 770) with 2gb and i was getting in the 20's for framerate before i could get to that 2gb mark, and so the game was unplayable anyways and settings needed to be reduced. i now have a 780 and already i run out of processing power before i hit that 2.5gb mark. (ac4 is the example, but this game is poorly optimized anyway)


This make more sense, as far as the differences between 4gb and 2 gb, but the conversation seems to have strayed away from if the 760 will handle my needs adequately. But thanks to all who replied to the post so far it was very informative.


Yes, a GTX 760 would suit your needs, but a GTX 770 would give you an overall better experience for a bigger amount of time.
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January 20, 2014 11:52:30 PM

Francisco Costa said:
Bigheadmike said:
Brantyn Gerik said:
np, i had a 680 (equals a 770) with 2gb and i was getting in the 20's for framerate before i could get to that 2gb mark, and so the game was unplayable anyways and settings needed to be reduced. i now have a 780 and already i run out of processing power before i hit that 2.5gb mark. (ac4 is the example, but this game is poorly optimized anyway)


This make more sense, as far as the differences between 4gb and 2 gb, but the conversation seems to have strayed away from if the 760 will handle my needs adequately. But thanks to all who replied to the post so far it was very informative.


Yes, a GTX 760 would suit your needs, but a GTX 770 would give you an overall better experience for a bigger amount of time.


I agree i have a 760 and bought another 760 to use SLI. in the long run i wish i had bought a 770 or even better yet a 780, i found the 760 as a single card limiting.
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