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2gb GTX 670's vram enough?

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September 8, 2012 3:38:02 AM

I have a set up with a gigabyte g1. sniper 3, i7 3770k, 16gb corsair ram, and dual asus dcuII gtx 670's w/2gb of vram.

The question I have is whether or not I can play all my games on ultra setting because of the 2gb of vram limitation. I have gotten mixed results on a google search, so some definitive tests would be nice, but not necessary.

The Graphics Cards that I bought still can be returned, so should I trade my DCUII Asus Cards for the EVGA 4gb vram version, or is it not worth it? Any answers are appreciated. Cheers.

EVGA CARD: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperClocked-Dual-Link-Graph...

ASUS CARD: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-GTX-670-DC2T-2GD5-GT...

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September 8, 2012 3:48:04 AM

@ 1080p you will be fine for most games. It really depends on what resolution you want to run. 2560 to 5760 res needs more vram, the 670 2GB is a very fast card, would definitely recommend the EVGA brand because of warranty.
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September 8, 2012 3:53:26 AM

What is your monitor res how many monitors are you gaming on
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September 8, 2012 3:56:51 AM

stay away from the 4gb card. The gtx670 bus is limited to 256bit so you won't even be able to utilise the 4gb vram. According to all the reviews, the 2gb version does better than the 4gb even at high resolutions. If tripple monitor is your goal, then you should consider the hd7970 series. for a single 1080p monitor, gtx670 2gb is more than enough.
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2012 4:36:46 AM

What's your Rez?

Also NEVER go for a card that has higher VRAM than the reference card. They almost never affect the performance and your better off spending money on a higher end GPU.
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September 8, 2012 4:43:59 AM

If you look at the comparisons of 2gb vs 4gb, you'll find that unless you plan to use SLI/CF (more like 3x SLI/CF) and 5760x1200p, there are no situations today, that you'll need more than 2gb of vram outside of custom mods.

Here is an example up to 2560x1600, and in no case is the 4GB faster.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/palit-geforce-gtx-680-4gb...
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September 8, 2012 4:52:10 AM

bystander said:
If you look at the comparisons of 2gb vs 4gb, you'll find that unless you plan to use SLI/CF (more like 3x SLI/CF) and 5760x1200p, there are no situations today, that you'll need more than 2gb of vram outside of custom mods.

Here is an example up to 2560x1600, and in no case is the 4GB faster.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/palit-geforce-gtx-680-4gb...

+1 i was looking for that dam link couldn't find it must be to tired :lol: 
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