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4GB SLI vs 2GB SLI

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October 26, 2012 2:52:56 PM

Hey Guys
I'm planning for a new build and i was researching but didn't find anything about 4gb cards in SLI vs 2GB cards in SLI and the two cards im talking about are the GTX 670s
If anyone would help me, it would be great.
and provide me with benchmarks

I'm a Med-Hardcore gamer and I am thinking of a future proof PC like 3-4 years
I play games like
-BF3
-Need For Speed
-Crysis 2
-Skyrim
-Medal of Honor which is similar to BF3.
-Call of Duty
-Half-life.

I currently have an "HP - i7 860 - GTX 670 - 8gb ram - 500gb HDD" runs very good with undemanding games and even with bf3 i go to 1/2 High 1/2 Ultra Settings and i the frames are above 70 with few drops.. BUT multiplayer is unbearable ( which i know is because of CPU )

IM JUST ASKING FOR THE EXTREME HERE + WITHOUT WASTING MONEY :na: 

I have an Alienware M17x R4 675M as a workstation don't know why but seemed nice

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a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2012 2:55:18 PM

What res are you running at and how many screens? :) 
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October 26, 2012 3:14:15 PM

I currently have 1 1920x1080 screen. but with the new build im looking for dual or tri setup " but low possibility "
so my answer is only a 1920x1080 screen and planning on keeping it
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a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2012 3:36:43 PM

For a single display 2gb is good for today. Some games are starting to take advantage of more than 1gb (Skyrim's Graphics mods) so 2gb is a safe bet. If you end up running a multi display then 4gb comes into play.
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a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2012 3:58:29 PM

I would buy 1 670, and at a later date when you find the card to be not enough (there are few games that really tax the 670 at 1080p) buy another, it will likely be cheaper then. That is the route I am going, although I may switch my 670 for a 4gb 670 before buying the other, but that is because I would like a multi-monitor setup for the future.
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a b U Graphics card
October 26, 2012 5:44:14 PM

chugot9218 said:
I would buy 1 670, and at a later date when you find the card to be not enough (there are few games that really tax the 670 at 1080p) buy another, it will likely be cheaper then. That is the route I am going, although I may switch my 670 for a 4gb 670 before buying the other, but that is because I would like a multi-monitor setup for the future.

Good call! :) 
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October 29, 2012 5:40:45 PM

Kkkk1 said:
Good call! :) 



Thats Exactly why i was asking i already has a 2gb 670 and i wanna trade it off. for the benchmarks i saw those before and i thought that the person who made these benchmarks was added the amount of memory when he SLI'd them. which is impossible.
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October 29, 2012 6:28:39 PM

The larger memory would be better if you're using 2+ monitors, if not then 2 gigs is enough. Also it would help if you're running super high res.
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