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Two gig video card vs. four gig video card

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July 18, 2012 7:13:50 PM

Hello, does video memory contribute to just how much resolution on a monitor the card can handle. I am thinking of buying the GTX 680 by nvidia an I am wondering if I should go 2 gig or 4 gig?
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July 18, 2012 7:16:53 PM

at the current moment, no game takes more than 2 gig of vram. higher vram is moreso aimed at users who max resolution on multiple screens. (unless you plan on buying a 4096x2160 resolution screen or something)
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July 18, 2012 7:17:35 PM

Most games will only allow 1 Gb of VRAM to be used. Some are starting to use more but it'll be a long time before they start to use over 2 Gigs. More memory than that is only used if you run like a trillion monitors. On a single display 2 Gbs will be more than enough no matter what the resolution is.
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July 18, 2012 7:28:47 PM

Go with the 2 gb, by the time any games will use more than 2 gb, GTX 680 will be too slow anyway.
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July 18, 2012 7:53:20 PM

Check the best answer in this thread. It links to a benchmark that shows that even at 2560x1440 4gb of VRAM offers little benefit.
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