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Dr. Tejeda

I got a XFX R9 380 with 2GB of RAM DDR5, and i want it to play at 1080 resolution.

is there any real diference between 2 and 4gb of ram?

in witch aspect could i expect a performance problem?

I got it almost 90dlls less than the 4gb version, was it a good choice? 

 

My setup:

CPU: Intel i5 4570

COOL: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

MOBO: Gigabyte B85M-Gaming 3

PSU: CX600M 600w

RAM: PNY 16gb (2x8gb) DDR3 1600mhz

SSD C: ADATA SSD 256GB

HDD (D): Western Digital Blue, 1TB 64MB, 7200RPM

CASE: Cooler Master N200

DISPLAY: HP 2311x, 23in 1920*1080

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get 4GB

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I got a XFX R9 380 with 2GB of RAM DDR5, and i want it to play at 1080 resolution.

is there any real diference between 2 and 4gb of ram?

in witch aspect could i expect a performance problem?

I got it almost 90dlls less than the 4gb version, was it a good choice? 

 

My setup:

CPU: Intel i5 4570

COOL: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

MOBO: Gigabyte B85M-Gaming 3

PSU: CX600M 600w

RAM: PNY 16gb (2x8gb) DDR3 1600mhz

SSD C: ADATA SSD 256GB

HDD (D): Western Digital Blue, 1TB 64MB, 7200RPM

CASE: Cooler Master N200

DISPLAY: HP 2311x, 23in 1920*1080

Since you probably won't exceed 2gb at 1080p, you're fine.

 

I'd only get 4gb if you're moving up a resolution, 1080p > 1440p

 

get 4GB

he already has it if you read the topic

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Please read the topic before posting.

 

And if I´d buy such a GPU I´d go for the 4GB VRAM to set myself on a safe spot in 1080p for a while, but you are going to be okay if you don´t plan to upgrade your resolution in the near future. There might be some games where you have to live with reduced setting due to frametime issues, when you try to play Ultra settings but for the most part it isn´t devestating.

 

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A R9 380 2GB for $90 dollars less than a 4GB model is a steal. At the moment, the difference between a 2GB and a 4GB in even the latest tiles is maybe 2-4 FPS. Nothing to really lose sleep over.

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