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Performance difference between 1GB and 2GB of memory on a GPU?

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2 years ago#1
I'm looking at the AMD Radeon HD 7850, to be specific (the Sapphire versions). There's a 1GB and a 2GB version, with about a $30 price difference. Is it worth it to spend the extra money to upgrade the memory, or will that really have much of an impact on gaming?

Thanks!
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2 years ago#2
Yeah, I'd spend the extra for the 2gb
2 years ago#3
Depends on the game.
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2 years ago#4
2GB GDDR5 is better in most games today, however if your choice is between 1GB GDDR5 and 2GB DDR3, then the choice is the 1 GB version.
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2 years ago#5
Both are GDDR5.

@TheFeshPrince - Preferably, I'd like this setup to last me for a good while after I get it, so this could be running new game releases into 2017/18. I've just had yet to find many, if any games that actually take advantage of more than 1GB of memory.
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2 years ago#6
Go with the 2GB card.
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2 years ago#7
OP doesn't seem to have a lot of info in it.
Where are you searching, what model are they, and what are the prices?

Depending on how bad you're searching (no offense), you might be able to find a 7870, 7870 XT, or maybe even 7950 (if there are any crazy deals right now) for the same price. Regardless, I'd get at least 2 GB. Preferably 3 GB. 2017/18 is a loooong ways away in terms of gaming PC technology. Springing for a 7950 might be a good idea.
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2 years ago#8
TheC0ndemnedOne posted...
OP doesn't seem to have a lot of info in it.
Where are you searching, what model are they, and what are the prices?

Depending on how bad you're searching (no offense), you might be able to find a 7870, 7870 XT, or maybe even 7950 (if there are any crazy deals right now) for the same price. Regardless, I'd get at least 2 GB. Preferably 3 GB. 2017/18 is a loooong ways away in terms of gaming PC technology. Springing for a 7950 might be a good idea.


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102999

I believe I was originally looking through newegg.com, which had a bigger price gap. But, I will be trying to order as much as possible through NewEgg, just for reference. I'll take a look at some of the higher end card prices, and compare.
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2 years ago#9
Get the 2GB card. I have a 1GB 7850 and there are few games (Far Cry 3, Skyrim w/ mods) that hit the limit for VRAM and stuttering is noticeable.
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