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Graphics help with updating gpu's

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PAULWARDEN, 28 Mar 2014.

  1. PAULWARDEN

    PAULWARDEN New Member

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    hi guys i was just after a bit of advice on updating my gpu's at present i am running 2 560 gtx 448 MSI cards 1 the Power edition he other the standard with slight oc to match the Power edition want to update but only use 1 card now rather than 2 so lower power draw will be sticking with Nvidia
     
  2. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Go for a 770 4GB card. You will get a good performance increase and just about half your power draw.
     
  3. JamesRC

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    +1. More performance, less power. Winner!
     
  4. monteur

    monteur New Member

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    +1. but are 4GB really necessary, when one only uses 1080p?
     
  5. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Games are only getting bigger, with larger more detailed textures, more advanced and demanding effects and higher vram usage. Assuming they will want to keep the next card a couple gpu generations again it sure won't hurt anything going for more vram.
     
  6. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Definitely worth going for 4GB, since consoles now afford devs to use more than 2+ GB of ram for video memory related resources.
     
  7. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Get as much Vram on a card that you can afford.

    Game developers are getting lazy with Textures meaning you need lots of Vram.

    A good example is Titanfall and Call Of Duty Ghosts, both games have in my opinion the same level of Textures from games that are nearly 5 years old, but they use more Vram than Crysis 3 maxed out.

    That is one of the sole reasons at the moment that I am not getting a 4K monitor and a extra 780Ti, because although for most games what I have would be fine for 4K gaming, the newer games are just coming with stupid Vram requirements.
     

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