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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card Review - 2GB or 4GB

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:34 am

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB is one of the most sold graphics cards today. It has proven to be a great card for those with a 1080p gaming setup as it is relatively affordable and can often be found for around $250. In recent months companies like Gigabyte have begun offering 4GB models of this popular card for an extra $40-50 over the price of the base model with 2GB of memory. Gigabyte currently has the Gigabyte GTX 760 GDDR5-2GB for $259.99 and the Gigabyte GTX760 GDDR5-4GB for $299.99, so they are charging $40 or 15% more to have double the frame buffer. Many gamers are wondering how much memory they need, so when we got the chance to look at the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB we couldn't pass it up. We would finally be able to see if the extra frame buffer was just a marketing gimmick or something useful that was worth the extra money....

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Article Title: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card Review – 2GB or 4GB of VRAM
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/gigabyte-ge ... 4gb_129062
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Re: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card Review - 2GB or

Postby Major_A » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:52 am

Quick question. I see in your conclusion that the GTX 760 is too slow for 4K gaming regardless of memory buffer. So if you run 2 GTX 760s in SLI would the 2GB buffer be a detriment or would it be good enough?
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Re: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card Review - 2GB or

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:14 pm

You need more than a 2GB frame buffer for 4K gaming (SLI doesn't double the memory capacity, so you are still limited to 2GB). AMD wasn't joking when they said you need 4GB for 4K gaming.

I recently dropped my SLI numbers from the charts to make them smaller (they are too big still) and the GTX760 and GTX770 got killed at 5760x1080 in Far Cry 3. Since there are more pixels being rendered at 4K, I can say with certainty that the cards would again fall on their face. Here is the last Far Cry 3 chart with SLI included and you can see that SLI does squat for 5760x1080.

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Re: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card Review - 2GB or

Postby Major_A » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:40 pm

Until 4K monitors come down in price this isn't an issue for me any time soon. Thanks for uploading the chart, a single HD 7970 is killing the GTX 760 in SLI. I know running in SLI doesn't double the memory capacity but I was hoping that maybe the added horsepower would make up for the limitation. The answer is obviously no.
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