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Old 12-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick question, is it worth spending 15 more to go from a 1gb GPU to a 2gb GPU if you are going to be playing at 1600x900? I heard some games use a little over 1GB at this resolution.
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yes, 15 pounds to avoid bottlenecks is always worth it
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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+1 for the quick reply. That's what I thought, however are you basing your recomendation on the fact that I said I heard that some games use over 1GB at 1600x900 or do you personally know how much vram tends to be used at 1600x900?
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if you're playing anything modern, probably just over 1gb, gta 4 uses more than 1gb for sure. plus, younever know when you'll upgrade to 1080p or higher right?
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Fair enough. Even though this GPU will be replaced long before I get a 1080p monitor I think I will go for the 2GB just for peace of mind. Thanks dude!
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really? because 1080p monitors are dropping in price pretty quickly, what gpu are you purchasing btw?
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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XFX AMD Radeon 7850 2GB PCI-E 3.0 HDMI Black Edition DD (FX-785A-CDBC) - dabs.com

Good point but I don't particually care that much about resolution (I would rather have a higher fps) and when I do upgrade my monitor it would be to a 120 hz one. Forgot to mention that the 1GB card has a promotion on where you get 4 free games on the never settle forever program, instead of 2 on the 2GB card. Don't care that much though, as I already own Deus-Ex and Hitman seems to be the only game grabbing my attention out of the selection.

The one gb card: Sapphire Technology AMD Radeon 7850 HD 1GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI (11200-16-20G) - dabs.com
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yea, I would go with the 2gb just because its xfx, dont forget to register it and it gets a lifetime warranty
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Will do, thank you =)
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