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2GB or 4GB 770?

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July 10, 2014 3:54:38 PM

I plan on SLI'ing my GPU, I'll be getting a 3rd 1080p 60hz monitor, should I get the 4GB 770 model or the get another 2GB for SLI?
I'll eventually get SLI for the 4GB if I do choose the 4GB.
I play GPU intensive games like BF$ a few CoD's, Bioshock, Metro, Skyrim, etc.
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July 10, 2014 3:57:50 PM

Well, you won't get any benefit from the extra 2GB, SLI defaults to the lower amount between the 2 cards. So if you 100% were getting 1 or the other, that is your answer.
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July 10, 2014 4:01:58 PM

stokes1790 said:
Well, you won't get any benefit from the extra 2GB, SLI defaults to the lower amount between the 2 cards. So if you 100% were getting 1 or the other, that is your answer.


Isn't BF4 known for running over 2GB on Ultra?
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July 10, 2014 4:03:59 PM

Jagyir said:
stokes1790 said:
Well, you won't get any benefit from the extra 2GB, SLI defaults to the lower amount between the 2 cards. So if you 100% were getting 1 or the other, that is your answer.


Isn't BF4 known for running over 2GB on Ultra?


there is a video on youtube that shows battlefield 4 at the highest settings at 1080p with 64 players and it never got over 1900MB of VRAM, as for RAM, it exceeded over 5GB
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July 10, 2014 4:06:58 PM

Jagyir said:
stokes1790 said:
Well, you won't get any benefit from the extra 2GB, SLI defaults to the lower amount between the 2 cards. So if you 100% were getting 1 or the other, that is your answer.


Isn't BF4 known for running over 2GB on Ultra?


That is not what I meant. When you enable SLI the gpus will only have access to Vram equal to the lowest amount between the cards in the SLI configuration. So a 2gb and 4gb card in sli will function as though they had 2gb and 2gb of vram, 2gb per gpu.

If you want to go ahead and buy 2 4gb 760s then you probably should consider another solution.
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July 10, 2014 4:09:22 PM

stokes1790 said:
Jagyir said:
stokes1790 said:
Well, you won't get any benefit from the extra 2GB, SLI defaults to the lower amount between the 2 cards. So if you 100% were getting 1 or the other, that is your answer.


Isn't BF4 known for running over 2GB on Ultra?


That is not what I meant. When you enable SLI the gpus will only have access to Vram equal to the lowest amount between the cards in the SLI configuration. So a 2gb and 4gb card in sli will function as though they had 2gb and 2gb of vram, 2gb per gpu.

If you want to go ahead and buy 2 4gb 760s then you probably should consider another solution.


I was talking about getting either two 2GB 770s or 2 4GB, I already knew what you were saying.
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July 10, 2014 4:12:07 PM

AMDRadeonHD said:
Jagyir said:
stokes1790 said:
Well, you won't get any benefit from the extra 2GB, SLI defaults to the lower amount between the 2 cards. So if you 100% were getting 1 or the other, that is your answer.


Isn't BF4 known for running over 2GB on Ultra?


there is a video on youtube that shows battlefield 4 at the highest settings at 1080p with 64 players and it never got over 1900MB of VRAM, as for RAM, it exceeded over 5GB


Since games are getting more advanced, would it be wiser to opt for the 4GB version then? I currently have one 2GB 770.
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July 10, 2014 4:22:18 PM

Jagyir said:
AMDRadeonHD said:
Jagyir said:
stokes1790 said:
Well, you won't get any benefit from the extra 2GB, SLI defaults to the lower amount between the 2 cards. So if you 100% were getting 1 or the other, that is your answer.


Isn't BF4 known for running over 2GB on Ultra?


there is a video on youtube that shows battlefield 4 at the highest settings at 1080p with 64 players and it never got over 1900MB of VRAM, as for RAM, it exceeded over 5GB


Since games are getting more advanced, would it be wiser to opt for the 4GB version then? I currently have one 2GB 770.


4gb on 256bit is not a good idea, atleast 4gb on 384bit so go for 2gb one
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July 10, 2014 4:23:50 PM

AMDRadeonHD said:
Jagyir said:
AMDRadeonHD said:
Jagyir said:
stokes1790 said:
Well, you won't get any benefit from the extra 2GB, SLI defaults to the lower amount between the 2 cards. So if you 100% were getting 1 or the other, that is your answer.


Isn't BF4 known for running over 2GB on Ultra?


there is a video on youtube that shows battlefield 4 at the highest settings at 1080p with 64 players and it never got over 1900MB of VRAM, as for RAM, it exceeded over 5GB


Since games are getting more advanced, would it be wiser to opt for the 4GB version then? I currently have one 2GB 770.


4gb on 256bit is not a good idea, atleast 4gb on 384bit so go for 2gb one


Alright, thanks.
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