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From GTX 780 ti 3GB to GTX 780 6GB?

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May 4, 2014 9:04:14 PM

I can't decide whether I should sign up for the step up program by evga and go from gtx 780 ti superclocked to gtx 780 6gb.

I will be getting a 1440p monitor in a month or so and I cant really make my mind up on this because I like ti version so much. Also, if you can recommend me good 1440p monitor for around $800 that'll be great.

So, should I ?
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May 4, 2014 9:06:10 PM

a good option if you have greater resolutions above 1920x1080 (single or multiple screens) which you do which is a benefit of getting it, and most of the 6GB Vram actually gets utilised, and is not linked to the memory bus, so it would be beneficial.

Monitor Asus PB278Q, a great monitor.
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May 4, 2014 9:18:00 PM

Will there be significant difference between 1080p and 1440p?
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May 4, 2014 9:21:17 PM

significant is always hard to say, some say it is and some say it's not, but fortunately I have tried 1080p and 1440p, 1440p looks much better, and you can see a difference, I used my R9 290X for reference.
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May 4, 2014 9:41:31 PM

Points:
1) It's a DOWNGRADE to go from a GTX780Ti 3GB to a GTX780 6GB.

There's a lot of confusion about how much Video RAM games need but even at 2560x1440 3GB is plenty. If you have a LINK that suggest you can then provide it so we can discuss further.

2) G-Sync monitor for $800:
The absolute best monitor for gaming is the upcoming Asus monitor (27", 2560x1440, 120Hz).

More info:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PJjhBUSuHk

3) 1080p vs 1440p:
a) Most games look SIMILAR, such as Crysis 3 and Skyrim aside from a very small amount of increased sharpness on the HUD (which I notice when starting but not usually after).

With a GTX680 (same as 770) I game mostly at 1920x1080 due to the performance hit which is roughly 30% to jump to 2560x1440. If I could maintain 60FPS at 2560x1440 with max or near-max quality settings I would.

b) I game at 2560x1440 mostly for top-down, "god" games like CIV5, Starcraft 2 etc because they have small HUD's and text at this resolution and do look a lot better. Even at 2560x1440 a GTX770 2GB can handle all of these games at max settings, 60FPS I believe, assuming sufficient CPU.

Other:
It appears very likely that we'll see technology like "Shared Tile Resources" that get baked into the game engine to STREAM texture data from System RAM to Video RAM. By the time more than 3GB becomes a big concern I think we'll see DX12 games that largely negate the need for more VRAM.

SUMMARY:
- 3GB is plenty
- G-Sync provides the smoothest gameplay
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May 4, 2014 9:43:38 PM

it is a downgrade depending if you want to go for more screens later on, or even higher resolutions.
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May 4, 2014 9:44:10 PM

It would be a downgrade unless you plan to either SLI or add more than 2 monitors in the future.
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May 4, 2014 11:33:21 PM

bad move, keep the ti. no game use over 3gb anyway
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May 4, 2014 11:35:16 PM

pdasterly said:
bad move, keep the ti. no game use over 3gb anyway


not true, depends on the resolution.
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May 5, 2014 4:24:55 AM

i run triple monitor 23", please enlightn me
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May 5, 2014 2:47:04 PM

If you use all three for gaming at the same time, you're not getting the performance you could get with a 6gb chip.
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May 5, 2014 3:00:14 PM

I run rivatuner and I dont see the need for the extra GB. I run my games at 5760x1200. GB never go over 2
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May 10, 2014 8:30:31 PM

At 2560x1440 my modded Skyrim easily maxes the 3GB of VRAM on my GTX 780. So if you play that game at that resolution go for the GTX 780 6GB over a 3GB 780Ti. To me 2560x1440 at '27 is like 1920x1080 at '23, just appears to scale/maintain quality on a bigger screen, definitely not mindblowing.
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June 18, 2014 11:48:57 PM

pdasterly said:
bad move, keep the ti. no game use over 3gb anyway


You obviously haven't seen Watch Dogs on Ultra. 3.4 GB of VRAM used.
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July 14, 2014 4:32:46 AM

Havo_k said:
I can't decide whether I should sign up for the step up program by evga and go from gtx 780 ti superclocked to gtx 780 6gb.

I will be getting a 1440p monitor in a month or so and I cant really make my mind up on this because I like ti version so much. Also, if you can recommend me good 1440p monitor for around $800 that'll be great.

So, should I ?


Basically it depends if you have multiple or single monitor simply because when the calculation that happens in the gpu so that many pixels appear on screen to form the whole screen they must have storage to be saved in the card, so guess what the storage is... that's right you guessed it, it's the VRAM so if you have multiple monitors i highly recommend the 6gb version which you can overclock if you want, but if not the superclocked one is more that the best option to go because more calculation power is better and because the 3 gb one is overclocked you better go for that.. hope i've been useful here..
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