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Video Memory (GB) or Speed (MHz) When Gaming?

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#1 Yanez


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 11:54 AM

Hello everyone, i am planning to build myself a new gaming pc.  There are people here much smarter than me in these things.


I have a question; Which card should I opt for?


1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137032


2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137033


3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487263


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Price doesn´t affect much, but I was confused as to whether I should opt with the one with 3GB but higher MHz or 4GB but lower MHz.


If it makes a difference, I plan for Battlefield 1 and Civilization VI.


Thank tou guys in advance

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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:22 AM

It's much more complex than just memory GB or memory MHz.

Other parts?

From those, first one is out of stock and AMD cards are much more future proof than Nvidia's so I'd go with RX 480.

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 10:33 PM

GDDR3 vs GDDR5 makes a big difference. GDDR3 and 4 is super outdated, so definitely go with 5. Also the latest cards are the R4xxx cards by AMD and the 9xx and 1xxx GeForce cards by NVIDIA. The 1xxx cards introduce much more performance at the same price or lower.

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 05:05 AM

There are other things to run game. RX 480 is perfect for gaming without any hesitation. i am not telling gtx 1060 is not good but amd are more dependable for future gaming.
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