GTX 770 4GB vs 2GB Showdown

22 Responses

  1. OSC says:

    I wonder if the 4gb might have a more pronounced advantage when it comes to the Oculus Rift?

  2. Bob says:

    Oculus Rift is 1080p (half that resolution per eye) on the current HD version…sooo doubt it? Maybe when they make a higher res version

  3. Brushrop03 says:

    This was great. Almost time for BF4 and I was wondering if it would be a big difference. Looks like at 1920/2560 these two guys are on par.

  4. Jevgenius says:

    I realy hope it’s no deference more than one fps in BF4, because I just buy today new 770 with 2GB video memory. :

  5. Travis Pendell says:

    So you dont need more than 2 gb… except on those games that having 4 gb’s in sli will make unplayable games, playable…You kinda skim over that pretty quick.

    I know that on Crysis 3 I have seen it idle at over 2000 mb’s at 1080p. I doubt Its going to be long before it will go over 2048 mb’s, even at 1080p…

  6. Travis Pendell says:

    I should say that I have the 4 gb evga ftw 760’s. I went with 4 gb versions because I am going to be picking up a couple more monitors and game at 5760 x 1080 at some point.

  7. Brushrop03 says:

    1 FPS wouldn’t be noticeable anyway.

  8. Igor says:

    Indeed for only one monitor, and btw, most of them are 1920×1080, there’s no need in hell to choose the 4gb version. Unless you’re an enthusiast… but them you’d go for a better vga, like 790 when it comes out.

  9. Sam says:

    I don’t think it was at 1080 2 months ago. Just a goal. Pretty sure it was only 480 720

  10. The J Shep says:

    I got the 4gb version only because I was able to get it for $6 more than the 2gb. $6 is worth bragging rights alone.

  11. nashathedog says:

    What about people who mod there games with high res textures and do pass 2gb’s of ram at 1080p? I do and I no longer get the issues it caused since upping my vram, this review doesn’t cover all the bases and for that reason it isn’t a very good review in my opinion. Sorry, I realise it’s a few months old now but i was passing 2gb’s when modded a year ago, And now if Battlefield 4 does in fact hit 2gb’s as claimed (I haven’t tested that myself) then this is already outdated and inaccurate and giving bad advice. I know you say how you don’t take possible future changes into account in the review but it’s not a possible change it’s something that is guaranteed and the industry knows and accepts that, Thumbs down. :(

  12. Antares16M26 says:

    it also uses stereoscopic 3D which means it will render the frame twice. i went with 770 4gb and in some games it does go over 2gb and still at a playable frame rate.

  13. Shahriyar says:

    Please check GTAIV too. It’s the most memory consumer game that i know.

  14. dave says:

    How are you going to do this comparison without posting minimum frame rates…that is where you will see the difference. Check out anandtech or toms hardware for people that actually know what they are talking about.

  15. herathrig says:

    You should revisit vram in the future with newer games like watch dogs, bf4, star citizen and maybe gta5, if ever it comes out on the pc. I think it would be also nice to test it with the future direct x 12 once its out.

  16. Erik says:

    Thanks for posting this… so sick of people wasting their money on cards that have more VRAM. There’s a reason that GTX 780 Ti only has 3GB and doesn’t even offer 6GB… because the card is designed with the appropriate amount of VRAM for its performance! Why would a GTX 770 use 4GB if a 780 Ti doesn’t cap 3GB?

    In any situation that would normally use above 2GB of VRAM, the card will give out due to other issues regardless, so throwing more VRAM won’t make a difference since the memory bandwidth, ROPs etc. are unchanged.

  17. Joe Sanchez says:

    When I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. Is there a means you can remove me from that service? Thank you.

  18. Manuel says:

    omg, when i hear “but BF4 fills 2,7 GB on my ram on, that cant be true”…only because it fills the ram it cant get, doesnt mean it cant get along with 2 or even 1,5 gb. I played Mechwarrior online at high settings with 1GB GTX 560ti…when i bought a gtx 680, the game filled 1800Mb with the exact same settings….”it fills” does not mean “it needs”

  19. Manuel says:

    gtx 680 or 770 2GB SLI makes perfect sense on 1080p so at least you can play most titles at 60fps maxed out or nearly maxd out. Maybe on 1440p the day will come, but on 1080p its gonna be far enough ram for the rest of the cards life.

  20. Dan says:

    With recent rumors/leaks mentioning that the GTX960 will only come with 2GB of ram, would it possible to rerun this test with newer games? Erik from June 17th had the same question and I think with even more newer and higher demanding games recently released (SoM, AC Unity, etc.) another check-in on how much 2-4gb of ram matters would be greatly appreciated. FYI, we’re discussing this chart on Anandtech here:

  21. Blair says:

    Looks like this guy just took numbers from a review of a 770 2GB model, and then just filled in the numbers for the 4GB version.

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