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how long will 2gb vram last me?

#1dpat812Posted 9/17/2013 6:08:44 AM
so i am upgrading my gtx660 to a 770 thru evga step up program. problem is only the 2gb version is available. since its a $400 card i plan to use it for at least a few years before I look to upgrade. will 2gb be enough for next gen? i dont really mod much but i do for games like gta, elder scrolls, etc.
#2Ch3wyPosted 9/17/2013 6:10:42 AM
BF4 can already make use of more than 2GB of VRAM. The recommended specs say 3GB.

I have a hunch that games are going to start using a lot more of it, especially since next gen consoles have a lot more of it that they can use.
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#3ivanwind15Posted 9/17/2013 6:16:28 AM
With a 1440p monitor it's already antiquated. BF3 and The Witcher 2 use more than 2 GB
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#4JockoPosted 9/17/2013 6:16:40 AM
Seems like a waste to have that powerful of a card with only 2gb in it. 3-4gb would seem more fitting.
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#5Fade2black001Posted 9/17/2013 7:02:39 AM
Ch3wy posted...
BF4 can already make use of more than 2GB of VRAM. The recommended specs say 3GB.

I have a hunch that games are going to start using a lot more of it, especially since next gen consoles have a lot more of it that they can use.


How accurate is that though? I seen games recommend a 3930K for a CPU but doesn't mean it uses it for it full value. So I am very curious how accurate that is.
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#6Ch3wyPosted 9/17/2013 7:05:33 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
Ch3wy posted...
BF4 can already make use of more than 2GB of VRAM. The recommended specs say 3GB.

I have a hunch that games are going to start using a lot more of it, especially since next gen consoles have a lot more of it that they can use.


How accurate is that though? I seen games recommend a 3930K for a CPU but doesn't mean it uses it for it full value. So I am very curious how accurate that is.


Alpha benchmarks confirmed that it can use over 2GB at 1080p when you start turning on AA.

We'll have to wait and see if the complete game uses similar amounts.
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#7NicodimusPosted 9/17/2013 7:11:14 AM
dpat812 posted...
so i am upgrading my gtx660 to a 770 thru evga step up program. problem is only the 2gb version is available. since its a $400 card i plan to use it for at least a few years before I look to upgrade. will 2gb be enough for next gen? i dont really mod much but i do for games like gta, elder scrolls, etc.


2GB might last you a couple of years.

Of course, you could always make your own step up program (selling the old card on Ebay) and get the 4GB version.
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#8godplaysSNESPosted 9/17/2013 7:14:17 AM
Should last at least four years as long as you're prepared to lower the settings

We might see 3GB+ VRAM being recommended for the majority of the games one year from now, but to actually require 3GB VRAM that early would be a suicide for the game studios
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#9Darkcloud20Posted 9/17/2013 7:15:15 AM
Skyrim with a lot of texture mods fills it pretty quick.
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#10dpat812(Topic Creator)Posted 9/17/2013 7:05:45 PM
what if i buy another 770 (this time 4gb) in 2-3 years. will the sli count 4gb or just 2gb still? if that is even compatible