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13jonesb 4 months ago

I'm building a computer for the first time, its main function will be gaming, and for now I'll just use one monitor. Will I need a 4gb or a 6gb graphics card?


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King_Christian 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Depends on what games your playing and what settings. If your putting a ton of third party mods and textures packs on, you'll want to opt for a 6GB video card, since it's going to eat through VRAM. If you arent going to be doing that, then a 4GB card is perfectly adequate. I Know quite a few people who are Using 1050 ti's and 290X's and they havent had any issues with a 4GB frame buffer. My one friend has been using his 980 for a year or two now and he hasnt run into VRAM limitations either.

JCMsergox 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

If you're gaming at 1080p, 4GB will be just fine.

Porkyville 1 point 4 months ago

I would suggest that you link you build here so the guys can advise you on the complete solution.


Haze159 1 point 4 months ago

I've been using 4gb and its working fine. But if you can afford a 1060 6gb that would be a good option imo. Especially since you say its for gaming.