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*How to Ask for Advice about Choosing a New GPU*

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November 25, 2011 4:07:17 PM

I recently purchase a new Graphics card. I had the choice between
GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
and
GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
I choose the 2GB but to be honest I have know Idea how or if i will notice the difference.
Can someone explain to me what that extra 1GB will do for me?

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November 25, 2011 4:34:40 PM

Provide improved visual experience at high resolutions / with high video memory demanding games.
Example if you have 2 monitors with 2500 x 1600 resolution, you might find huge difference between 1GB and 2GB GPU as you go higher in graphic settings.
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November 25, 2011 4:40:37 PM

Generally speaking the 1gb is not going to cause any issues on a single 1920x1080 (or 1200) monitor, and less so on lower resolution. Also with a single 560 Ti, your GPU power will probably be a limiting factor much before the VRAM.

As perfectblue said, very large resolutions can eat up a lot more VRAM. They also require a lot more GPU power, but that VRAM can make a much more noticeable difference.

I would say the 2GB card is alright for being more "future proof" but it's not really necessary.
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