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Do I need more than 2gb of Vram?

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September 29, 2013 12:28:00 AM

Do I need more than 2GB of Vram?
I'm planning of getting 2x GTX 760 2gb and planning on getting 1x 27" 144hz 1080p monitor (Main) + another monitor probably 1080p as well and either 24" or 27" (Not 144hz, just regular 60~ish). (I know size doesn't matter, just the pixels >.<!)
At the moment, I don't really play as much or as heavy texture kind of games but I know I will be in the future.
I also use some Photoshop and Vegas Pro and I can also start a Twitch and stuff.
Q is, is 2x 2gb GTX 760 enough for my dual monitor setup or should I bump it up to 2x 4gb?

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September 29, 2013 12:34:36 AM

Well for future proofing i'd say bump it up to 4gb.
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September 29, 2013 1:02:23 AM

Stay with 2GB RAM. Since you have a 144Hz monitor, you will have to run with low AA and eye candy to get the FPS up into the 90+ range to make use of that monitor. In that case, you will not need lots of graphics RAM. Hmmm, just reread your note and saw that you plan to have a second monitor. I think that will eat up a good 1GB of RAM. I am assuming the second monitor is not for gaming. Perhaps you need the 4GB after all.

Those 144Hz monitors require twice the graphics power the typical 60Hz monitor does at equal resolution to be worthwhile. Tearing can be a problem. And you need a nasty CPU to send out that many frames per second too.
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September 29, 2013 1:13:09 AM

I have no idea how to quote but...
@babernet_1 = Correct. The second monitor is not for gaming at all. Just something to watch/do other stuff on while...playing/working? etc.
One monitor will be 144hz and the other is just a regular one. For the CPU, I have a 4770k and I believe it should be enough.
And yes, I don't really play anything that much anymore, I just want it for eye candy for when I do play. I want to spoil my self a bit =P
So, 2x SLI GTX 760 4GB would be enough for my dual monitor setup to put it in conclusion?
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September 29, 2013 1:21:42 AM

Zaoldyeck216 said:
I have no idea how to quote but...
@babernet_1 = Correct. The second monitor is not for gaming at all. Just something to watch/do other stuff on while...playing/working? etc.
One monitor will be 144hz and the other is just a regular one. For the CPU, I have a 4770k and I believe it should be enough.
And yes, I don't really play anything that much anymore, I just want it for eye candy for when I do play. I want to spoil my self a bit =P
So, 2x SLI GTX 760 4GB would be enough for my dual monitor setup to put it in conclusion?


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September 29, 2013 1:26:38 AM

Thank you for the info!
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