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May 30, 2014 2:28:41 AM

Hey guys, I heard most modern games (BF4, Watch Dogs, etc) need at least 3GB VRAM to be able to run smoothly. and although both cards I listed above can run it on ultra with 2GB versions, I've read 2GB GPUs experience constant fps drops because of this.

Now, I'm planning on getting either of the two. I have no problems with turning off Anti-aliasing and putting some settings in high instead of ultra. will the 2GB 770 experience fps drops often? or should I go with the 4GB 760?

I'm leaning towards the 770 because I want my rig to be able to handle games years from now (hopefully) but if future games require at least 3GB VRAM, then should I go with the 4GB 760 instead?

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May 30, 2014 2:32:42 AM

no just get gtx 770 2Gb is fine for 1080p you only need more vram at higher resolutions.
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May 30, 2014 2:32:53 AM

those AMD cards usually have quite a bit of RAM ;) 
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May 30, 2014 2:36:07 AM

Hey,

770 is a higher spec card [more pro than mid range]. The extra speed of the 770 should outweigh the extra 2gb of the 760. If your happy to turn AA ull be fine! I went from a 660 to a 670 in the past and it was the difference between Med/High and High/ultra

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May 30, 2014 2:38:14 AM

Look at - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/watch-dogs-pc-perfo...

2 or 3gb doesn't seem to make much difference at 1080p.

You could get something in between - r9 280x - 3gb but between 760 and 770 in performance
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May 30, 2014 2:39:18 AM

esco_sid said:
no just get gtx 770 2Gb is fine for 1080p you only need more vram at higher resolutions.


not according to the reviews of watchdogs, it's a right resource hog from a vram standpoint.

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May 30, 2014 2:49:31 AM

Watch Dogs is poorly optimised, even with 4GB VRAM (Which the 760 cannot fully utilise) you'd still be limited to lower settings.
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May 30, 2014 2:52:24 AM

13thmonkey said:
esco_sid said:
no just get gtx 770 2Gb is fine for 1080p you only need more vram at higher resolutions.


not according to the reviews of watchdogs, it's a right resource hog from a vram standpoint.



yes because we base buying a video card on some poorly optimized game and still gtx 770 2GB will run it faster than 760 4GB

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May 30, 2014 2:55:14 AM

esco_sid said:
13thmonkey said:
esco_sid said:
no just get gtx 770 2Gb is fine for 1080p you only need more vram at higher resolutions.


not according to the reviews of watchdogs, it's a right resource hog from a vram standpoint.



yes because we base buying a video card on some poorly optimized game and still gtx 770 2GB will run it faster than 760 4GB



BF4 is best example of this. 760 @60fps - Med/High 770 @60fps - High/Ultra. @1080p 770 will beat the 4gb on everything your likely to throw at it


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May 30, 2014 3:02:10 AM

That link shows how they go - amd/nvidia, 2/3/4gb
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May 30, 2014 3:05:29 AM

esco_sid said:
13thmonkey said:
esco_sid said:
no just get gtx 770 2Gb is fine for 1080p you only need more vram at higher resolutions.


not according to the reviews of watchdogs, it's a right resource hog from a vram standpoint.



yes because we base buying a video card on some poorly optimized game and still gtx 770 2GB will run it faster than 760 4GB



yes because the OP specifically mentioned watchdogs.
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May 30, 2014 3:24:53 AM

thank you for your answers! gosh I don't know which one to pick as the solution, every post has been helpful. so anyway, thanks a ton guys, I'll be going for the 770 then :) 
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August 2, 2014 6:58:29 PM

I have two gtx 760s 2gb cards.... and in rome 2...my vram runs out. I dont care what anyone says...im right...I just sold both my2gb 760s for 1 770 4gb...vram is a big deal...lets see rome 2 uses more then 2gb, watch dogs, skyrim modded, and atleast one of the crysis games. You can all cry all day that im wrong and I dont care, i know beyond a shadow of doubt I'm right...goodluck guys.
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August 3, 2014 2:58:47 AM

batesman87 said:
I have two gtx 760s 2gb cards.... and in rome 2...my vram runs out. I dont care what anyone says...im right...I just sold both my2gb 760s for 1 770 4gb...vram is a big deal...lets see rome 2 uses more then 2gb, watch dogs, skyrim modded, and atleast one of the crysis games. You can all cry all day that im wrong and I dont care, i know beyond a shadow of doubt I'm right...goodluck guys.


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