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MSI GTX 760 2gb vs 4gb

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February 4, 2014 4:44:51 AM

Hey guys I was wondering which will be better ,the 2gb or the 4g .will ere be a performance difference .i have plans only to run on a single 1024x1280 monitor. Will there be future benefits .price is not a problem for these two different cards.

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February 4, 2014 4:50:14 AM

At that resolution, either is pretty much overkill.

There is absolutely no performance difference between those models though, just more Vram, which nearly nobody is going to be able to use. The 4Gb version is virtually pointless unless it happens to be cheap. Get the 2Gb, or perhaps even consider looking at cheaper cards altogether if you aren't planning a monitor upgrade anytime soon.
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February 4, 2014 4:56:57 AM

If you're looking at future benefits, and have the money, the 4gb will be better. If you want to do an SLI in the future, that 4gb will come in handy. Only one card's vram is used in SLI. For performance the difference is negligible as of now. You might get an extra 4 frames per second out of the 4gb. As for resolution, 2gb is good up to 1920x1080p. If you get a better monitor in the future and want to play on higher resolutions, that 4gb will come in handy. Games in a few years may require more vram as well. If you get that 4gb gtx 760, you should be good for a while.
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February 4, 2014 5:08:25 AM

Anonymous said:
If you're looking at future benefits, and have the money, the 4gb will be better. If you want to do an SLI in the future, that 4gb will come in handy. Only one card's vram is used in SLI. For performance the difference is negligible as of now. You might get an extra 4 frames per second out of the 4gb. As for resolution, 2gb is good up to 1920x1080p. If you get a better monitor in the future and want to play on higher resolutions, that 4gb will come in handy. Games in a few years may require more vram as well. If you get that 4gb gtx 760, you should be good for a while.


It's true that games are going to need more memory, but there is also a limit as to how much memory a card can actually use, as well as how much those cards actually cost in the first place.
4Gb versions (of the GTX760 and 770) have been around 20% more expensive for a near to zero percent performance increase. Often, a 4GB GTX760 has been similarly priced to a 2Gb GTX770. You need to scale to a resolution like 4K before you are going to notice much of a difference between those two cards, and by then most high end games are unplayable on either setup, SLI or not.
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