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Is there any reason to get a 4 GIG GTX 760 over a 2 GIG?

#1AshWilliams78Posted 10/24/2013 11:49:07 AM
Is the $50 price difference worth it for the 4 GIG?
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#2MonkeymagePosted 10/24/2013 11:55:38 AM
Gaming at higher resolutions and using lots of graphical mods tends to eat up VRAM, so if $50 isn't a huge deal to you, you should just get it.

Plus the expectation is that as we progress into the next generation of consoles, we'll begin to see more VRAM being used.
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 10/24/2013 11:56:19 AM
The 4 gig is good if you plan to SLI in the future. Then you will have enough processing power to actually use those 4 gigs.
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#4AshWilliams78(Topic Creator)Posted 10/24/2013 12:02:39 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
The 4 gig is good if you plan to SLI in the future. Then you will have enough processing power to actually use those 4 gigs.


This is mostly gonna be used as a single card solution. I'm building my wife a Gaming Rig but she doesn't care to run games at the highest settings. She's perfectly happy to run games on High not Ultra.
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#5YoungAdultLinkPosted 10/24/2013 12:08:45 PM
A single 760 can't make good use of 4 gigs of ram.
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#6gsf4lyfePosted 10/24/2013 12:20:53 PM
AshWilliams78 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
The 4 gig is good if you plan to SLI in the future. Then you will have enough processing power to actually use those 4 gigs.


This is mostly gonna be used as a single card solution. I'm building my wife a Gaming Rig but she doesn't care to run games at the highest settings. She's perfectly happy to run games on High not Ultra.


No reason to go 4 gig then. Honestly the 760 might even be a little overkill. Maxes out most current games with a few exceptions at 1080p.
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#7SinisterSlayPosted 10/24/2013 12:58:19 PM
gsf4lyfe posted...
AshWilliams78 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
The 4 gig is good if you plan to SLI in the future. Then you will have enough processing power to actually use those 4 gigs.


This is mostly gonna be used as a single card solution. I'm building my wife a Gaming Rig but she doesn't care to run games at the highest settings. She's perfectly happy to run games on High not Ultra.


No reason to go 4 gig then. Honestly the 760 might even be a little overkill. Maxes out most current games with a few exceptions at 1080p.


Although a 4gig will do fine in the future if you don't mind sub 60 framerates.
Those 4 gigs will allow more, higher resolution textures.
Modded Skyrim for example could utilize a 760 with 4 gigs of VRAM.
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#8AshWilliams78(Topic Creator)Posted 10/24/2013 1:05:43 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
gsf4lyfe posted...
AshWilliams78 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
The 4 gig is good if you plan to SLI in the future. Then you will have enough processing power to actually use those 4 gigs.


This is mostly gonna be used as a single card solution. I'm building my wife a Gaming Rig but she doesn't care to run games at the highest settings. She's perfectly happy to run games on High not Ultra.


No reason to go 4 gig then. Honestly the 760 might even be a little overkill. Maxes out most current games with a few exceptions at 1080p.


Although a 4gig will do fine in the future if you don't mind sub 60 framerates.
Those 4 gigs will allow more, higher resolution textures.
Modded Skyrim for example could utilize a 760 with 4 gigs of VRAM.


Skyrim is one of the games she wants.
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#9SinisterSlayPosted 10/24/2013 1:09:43 PM
AshWilliams78 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
gsf4lyfe posted...
AshWilliams78 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
The 4 gig is good if you plan to SLI in the future. Then you will have enough processing power to actually use those 4 gigs.


This is mostly gonna be used as a single card solution. I'm building my wife a Gaming Rig but she doesn't care to run games at the highest settings. She's perfectly happy to run games on High not Ultra.


No reason to go 4 gig then. Honestly the 760 might even be a little overkill. Maxes out most current games with a few exceptions at 1080p.


Although a 4gig will do fine in the future if you don't mind sub 60 framerates.
Those 4 gigs will allow more, higher resolution textures.
Modded Skyrim for example could utilize a 760 with 4 gigs of VRAM.


Skyrim is one of the games she wants.


If your playing a heavily modded Skyrim, like the highest res texture packs and ENB's. Then those 4 gigs will help.
A 760 should max Skyrim easily.
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#10AshWilliams78(Topic Creator)Posted 10/24/2013 1:16:00 PM
She's also really looking forward to Dragon Age 3 and Witcher 3. You think those games will run well?
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