Just wondering, is a 768 MB frame buffer on the GTX 460 enough to render at 1920 x 1080 without any major drawbacks? Not planning to get one anytime soon, but seeing as I doubt I'll upgrade my monitor for quite a while, I need to know whether 768 MB is enough - I know at 2560 x 1600 1 GB is definitely needed, and comparing the two there's a noticeable increase in some games, just wondering whether $30 warrants the upgrade to 1 GB if one intends to play at 1920 x 1080?
You should be fine with the 768, but I think that if you have the extra $30 it's definitely worth it. And I wouldn't get a Palit one as they are not as high quality as other brands. I would get an EVGA, MSI, or ASUS.
The difference isn't much,but for $30 i say its worth it,because in some games especially when you turn AA/AF on,you will benefit from the extra memory. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-gf1...
"he smaller frame buffer hurts performance at high resolutions with AA turned on, and a narrower memory bus translates into less bandwidth, consequently slowing things down in the rest of our tests. I’d rather spend the extra $20 and get the faster card, quite frankly."