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SubNauticaWaterWorld47 29 months ago

Found these msi cards and I'm pretty sure I want to buy the 4gb because it is so much cheaper but I don't know if I'll need the 8gb model. This is the 4gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/MappingPrice2012.aspx?Item=14-137-032&regularpurchase=1
This is the 8gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814137023
There is about a 60 dollar difference between the cards so can the extra 4gb really justify that in any situations. Thanks in advance for your help.

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InvaderGir 1 point 29 months ago

If you're not playing above 1080p then the 4GB version is enough.

Cicero_ 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Even above 1080p, 4gb is almost always plenty. There are a few games that may take a lot of VRAM but usually VRAM is only used for texture sizes and the like.

jnanof 32 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

if you plan to upgrade to 1440p or 4k get the 8GB, otherwise the 4Gb will be fine.

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 submitter 1 point 29 months ago

What about with mods or anti-aliasing.