>290/390 (rebrand) 4GB vs 8GB
>380 2GB vs 4GB
>960 2GB vs 4GB
>same fps even in ultra
>same fps even @ 1600p
>same fps even with DX12
A game has to use more than 4gbs of VRAM to make a difference, and in addition more VRAM can help certain workloads such as for 3D modeling
Look at the difference between 2gbs of 4gbs
I think like CoD Black Ops 3 CAN use 6gbs of VRAM or something like that, but it's not going to matter much
>mfw I got a new 290 TriX in May for $240
>Look alll the benchmarks Jesus Christ...
Just Cause 3
All show a difference going from 2gbs to 4gbs
there's no difference shown in any going from 4gb to 8gbs simply because the games aren't using that much VRAM
I can't remember every game benchmark
Ok, so we can conclude that at lower resolutions extra VRAM isn't as important, im sure the benchmarks would be different at 4k+
Also, it's interesting to note they used exclusively the highest settings possible. I wonder if there would be different results at lower levels of things such as AA, AO, etc where presumably the limiting factor isn't the GPU.
AssCreed goes from 52 avg to 60 at 1080p, that's a pretty sizable jump
GTAV goes from 22 to 30 at 1080p maxxed out settings
It's going to depend on the game but it can make some difference for games now and it's most likely going to make more of a difference for games in the future.
While that may be the case, an increase on the low end will also means an increase on the high end side.
High end GPUs can utilize 8GB VRAM in a game at 4k and still provide good performance.
A lack of VRAM is not good though.
It is about knowing that you can run every game, and dont have to do research before hand.
really? it's only $50 more but has twice the vram and SHOULD last an extra year (better manufacturing so it OCs better)
that being said, though, mine is a tri-x and overclocks decently. I don't know how good msi cards are, but it might not be as good
pic related, my 290 score
desu I don't game enough to justify a new cpu. my 2500k has done everything I've asked it to do and honestly, even when I replace it, I'll probably use it in a secondary system until 2020-2021
will a new cpu help though? kinda getting off track, but is Unigine gpu or combined? I've seen some 290 scores getting pretty high with similar clocks, the only difference being their cpu