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770 2gb or 770 4gb?

#11Termin8rPosted 12/27/2013 9:17:08 PM
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
So, the 4GB has a narrower memory bus than the 2GB? How does that cancel out the extra VRAM, eaxactly?


No, they both have the same bus width since they're both still just a GTX 770.
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#12AltmadragonPosted 12/27/2013 9:25:44 PM
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
Termin8r posted...
4GB is a really bad decision in any case for a GTX 770. You're not going to be able to get any use out of the extra VRAM due to its 256-bit bus.


So, the 4GB has a narrower memory bus than the 2GB? How does that cancel out the extra VRAM, eaxactly?


It doesn't, it's harder for a single 770 to go above 2gb vram in 1080, upping the res and/or adding another card eliminates those problems.
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#13RequiemPosted 12/27/2013 9:48:27 PM
4gb only for sli
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#14blax34dmPosted 12/27/2013 9:57:14 PM
Raven2827 posted...
Neither, get the 780. I did, and I don't regret it.


Seconded. You know you want it.
#15DarkZV2BetaPosted 12/27/2013 10:26:58 PM
TheWayOfTheGun posted...
Termin8r posted...
4GB is a really bad decision in any case for a GTX 770. You're not going to be able to get any use out of the extra VRAM due to its 256-bit bus.


So, the 4GB has a narrower memory bus than the 2GB? How does that cancel out the extra VRAM, eaxactly?


A 256bit bus doesn't provide the bandwidth needed for higher resolutions, and lower resolutions don't eat more than 2GB.
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#16Ivany2008(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 11:51:19 PM
Couldn't afford the 780. Might as well wait about a year for the Titan to drop down to 5-6 hundred bucks and buy that instead, but by that time I'm sure something else will have popped up like an 860 or something(I have no idea how the numbering system works)
#17Termin8rPosted 12/28/2013 12:00:03 AM(edited)
Don't bother with the Titan. It's not really a gaming card so it's going to stay at $1000 and I'm highly doubtful that you're going to be able to fully utilize it anyway. You're going to be much better off with a baby Titan, which is the GTX 780, and it's already at the $500-$600 price range that you want.
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#18Ivany2008(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 12:18:14 AM
I was joking, I can't afford 600 dollars on a video card. I already got the card picked out and ordered, its a 770 2gb

I won't be spending that much money on a video card until I get a real decent paying job
#19FinalForm7Posted 12/28/2013 6:52:32 AM
Wise choice TC, the 770 is an superb card for 1080p. You won't be disappointed.
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#20Ivany2008(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 2:08:34 PM
Well, anythings an upgrade at this point lol. In my old system I'm currently using a Geforce GTX 260, so its a massive upgrade lol