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Are 4GB VRAM enough?


vlatkozelka

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I'm planning to get the Nvidia GTX 970 and there are 2 versions of it available . one is 4 GB VRAM and the other 6 GB

I don't plan on playing above full HD , and the extra 2GB would cost me an extra 100$

Also the 4GB version is on offer now , dropped from 390$ to 330$ . the 6GB is 440$. Please don't compare to your local markets it's more expensive here in Lebanon, and there's no way to buy online w/o paying an extra 500$ for shipping lol (we don't even have paypal here)

So is the extra 2 GB worth it ?

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if you're using it for gaming u might wanna check your internet first buddy ;)

however 6gb isnt too bad for 440$ the extra 2gb for 100 might push it that little bit more so i would personally do it

but thats my opinion

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I know that VRAM is for higher resolutions, if you stay at 1920x1080 then i guess stick with 4gb. ( some people recommend for higher resolutions: Gigabyte GV-R939G1 GAMING-8GD)

Recently installed the 'Asus STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5' funny enough the price is the same as the 8GB

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Well it turns out that the 6GB is the 980 not the 970 :P and that 970 only comes with 4GB

Which makes me more decisive since I'm not going to pay an extra 100$ just cuz the other one is Asus not MSI . All of my PC is an MSI build and it runs perfect .

Thanks for  the help guys ;)

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The GTX 970 is actually using 3,2 GB of its Vram, nvidia lied there to the customers which ended up in a big shitst0rm. If you have the Chance, either get a customied 960 or a 980, 970 is a nogo as of today.

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3 hours ago, DJEYEK said:

The GTX 970 is actually using 3,2 GB of its Vram, nvidia lied there to the customers which ended up in a big shitst0rm. If you have the Chance, either get a customied 960 or a 980, 970 is a nogo as of today.

I am aware of that. And it's no lie it's in the specs. My friend has it and it's doing very well for him . I just posted this thinking there was a 6GB version but there wasn't.

I'm not planning on playing above 1080P res , and I never use high AA in my games , not because it drops FPS , but it just doesn't look right. I only use the light FXAA

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yea man get a 960 I don't think you need a high end card. Because you are only allowed to play renegade! 960 was just released last January and uses the new nvidia Maxwell architecture but only has a 128 bit bus. I got the 4gb edition when they first came out. 4gb is more then enough I don't think I use more then 2 on most games.

The 960 I can display 4 monitors at 4k resolution.  I did a lot of research before I got mine. If you are willing to spend 400 just get a 980 tho.

Maxwell in the middle ( 960 uses Maxwell gm206, even though it has only has 128 bit bus the raw processing power of  the Maxwell makes up for it. )

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-960,4038.html

$40 cheaper then when I bought it 6 months ago.  That's sweet. I get 1200 fps in renegade lol.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125777

Parts in the US are super cheap I will buy one here then send it to you haha

   
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Dj You can utilize all your memory if you tell it too. Thats just how its designed to manage memory and people don't get it.

 

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