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GTX 760 4GB vs GTX 770 2GB

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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  1. no just get gtx 770 2Gb is fine for 1080p you only need more vram at higher resolutions.
  2. those AMD cards usually have quite a bit of RAM ;)
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    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

    Hope this helps
  4. Look at - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/watch-dogs-pc-performance,3833.html

    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
  5. 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.
  6. Watch Dogs is poorly optimised, even with 4GB VRAM (Which the 760 cannot fully utilise) you'd still be limited to lower settings.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. That link shows how they go - amd/nvidia, 2/3/4gb
  10. 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.
  11. 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 :)
  12. 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.
  13. 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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