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Help gtx 760 gigabyte 4gb VS msi gaming 2g

#1unzerbrechlichPosted 10/30/2013 8:23:43 AM
so help here


Gigabyte is cheaper but MSI is of a better quality (cooler and more silent) but 4gb vs 2gb make those points moot?


what does everybody things?
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#2ThePCElitistPosted 10/30/2013 8:32:21 AM
The 4gb will last longer in the long term but it won't be needed because by the time that much VRAM is required that gpu will be weak anyway and not able to fully utilize it.

If you were talking about a 770 or 780 however, that's another story.
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#3Phrostbyte101Posted 10/30/2013 8:33:05 AM
No point getting 4 gb over 2 gb for 760 atm

unless you plan on running multiple monitors with sli and what not...
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#4unzerbrechlich(Topic Creator)Posted 10/30/2013 8:36:08 AM
even if 4gb is cheaper?

or the quality of MSI worth the extra $20
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#5KabtheMentatPosted 10/30/2013 8:47:29 AM
It's about clock speeds. Having more VRAM is nice and all, but it's mostly for running games in higher resolutions and multi monitor set ups. If you're gaming at 1080p then a 2 or 3GB card with good speeds should be fine.
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#6unzerbrechlich(Topic Creator)Posted 10/30/2013 8:53:13 AM
KabtheMentat posted...
It's about clock speeds. Having more VRAM is nice and all, but it's mostly for running games in higher resolutions and multi monitor set ups. If you're gaming at 1080p then a 2 or 3GB card with good speeds should be fine.


both have OC clocks and Gigabyte is faster than MSI lighting edition, the big brother of the one I could purchase.


so this settles it?
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#7KabtheMentatPosted 10/30/2013 8:57:05 AM
I'd check out some benchmarks and stuff first before deciding on getting a card. I'm not really an expert, but I think either of those cards you get will probably serve you well for a couple years.

Also, check out the cards themselves. You don't want to get a super cool fast one, but have it damn near melt itself because the fans on it suck or something.
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#8ThePCElitistPosted 10/30/2013 8:57:29 AM
unzerbrechlich posted...
KabtheMentat posted...
It's about clock speeds. Having more VRAM is nice and all, but it's mostly for running games in higher resolutions and multi monitor set ups. If you're gaming at 1080p then a 2 or 3GB card with good speeds should be fine.


both have OC clocks and Gigabyte is faster than MSI lighting edition, the big brother of the one I could purchase.


so this settles it?


I'm on MSI's website and don't see a 760 Lightning listed at all.
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#9unzerbrechlich(Topic Creator)Posted 10/30/2013 9:22:01 AM
ThePCElitist posted...
I'm on MSI's website and don't see a 760 Lightning listed at all.


you are right it is the HAWK

1200 vs 1100 clock

that is why the Gigabyte one is louder and hotter
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#10unzerbrechlich(Topic Creator)Posted 10/30/2013 9:23:51 AM
KabtheMentat posted...
Also, check out the cards themselves. You don't want to get a super cool fast one, but have it damn near melt itself because the fans on it suck or something.


this is my main problem the colling solution on both does not compare.
msi with pipes vs gigabyte with 3 "loud" fans
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