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Can anyone clarify if 4GB of VRAM offers a benefit at 2560x1440 for a GTX 770?

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2 years ago#1
I've been considering one for a couple weeks and I constantly see different topics with different people saying it's not worth it because of the memory bandwidth or it's only worth it if you're going to SLI or have multi-monitor setups, etc.

Then I've seen people say that newer games with higher graphical settings are using more than 2GB even at 1080p, and it definitely can't hurt even for a few extra frames, so if it's not much of a difference (in the case of the 770 it's roughly $30-40) then go for it.

I'm just hoping someone can clarify at 2560x1440 resolution, how beneficial in some of the more demanding games, would the 4GB be over 2GB, if at all?
2 years ago#2
2 GB won't be enough at 1440p for some games (it's not even enough for some games at 1080p). 3 GB would be great, but there's only 2 GB and 4 GB versions of the 770. I'd get a 780 or a 4 GB 770.
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2 years ago#3
I've used over 2GB at 1920x1080. Definitely go for the 4GB version.
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2 years ago#4
Yes, how much beneficial would it be would be wasting your money if you bought the 2gb version for 1440p

That just won't cut it.
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2 years ago#5
I'm at 1920x1200, and I nearly instantly hit 2.7 gb when playing modded Skyrim. I've got a 3gb 780, and every once in a while it will max the vram and crash.

So I'd say go with the 4gb card.
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