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03-29-2013, 07:47 PM
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Also, sticking to the memory theme, how important is memory on a video card? GTX 680s for example only cost about $50-100 more for a jump from 2GB to 4GB.
I've looked elsewhere and from what I've seen on the regular RAM, you probably won't notice a difference and I get mixed thoughts about video card memory. I'm wondering how true most of that is.
the higher the screen resolution (or using a multi monitor setup), the more GPU ram it'll use. so if you can afford more than a regular 2gig gtx680, go for it. some games actually push up the the 2gig amount just @ 1080p ...some as high as 3gig at that resolution from what i hear.
i have an MSI gtx680 with 4gig on it but only game on one monitor @ 1080p ...but i wanted the headroom for possible future games and the possibility of maybe going SLI with it in the future as well. i also wanted the extra ram for modding games like Skyrim, Crysis 2, etc, ...which in the case of Skyrim you can easily top 3gig of vram at just 1080p. so if you can get more than 2gig on it, go for it ...it wont hurt and you'll be ready for just about anything.
btw, here's a new Unreal Engine 4 demo running real time on a GTX680 + Intel I7 CPU ...looks pretty good, imo.
and here's some benchmarks to compare different cards on some of the newer games out there ...
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