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MSI GTX 960

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With the amount of power it has, for 1080p, no. But I have to add that it's better value for a R9 280 or 380

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There is only a very ~slight~ difference between the 2GB and 4GB models of the GTX 960, the VRAM won't count for anything unless you're gaming in 1440p or 4k resolutions.

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Go for the 4GB version as I have a feeling that the GTX960 has the same problem that the GTX970 has: the last 0.5GB is super slow. ( My friend who's pretty good with GPU's said that since the 960 is a "cut off" version of 980 it has the same problem that the 970 has.. not sure if that's true, BUT HWMonitor shows that it uses just 3500MHz of Memory and never goes higher. )

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I have a feeling that the GTX960 has got the same "0.5 GB slow memory VRAM" thing.

I've got a GTX960 4GB and HWMonitor shows that it uses just 3500MHz of Memory (and my friend said that all of the 9xx cards have the "the last 0.5GB is slow" problem)

 

So go for the 4gig version

3500MHz is the speed?

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3500MHz is the speed?

But how come it has never went above that..?

My friend who's decent with GPUs said that since the 960 is a cut-off version of the 980, it has the same memory problem that the 970 has. :L

I'd guess that If he'd get the 2gb version the Memory "speed"(or w.e) would show ~1500MHz.

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R9 380 4G is 15% faster and cheaper usually

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But how come it has never went above that..?

My friend who's decent with GPUs said that since the 960 is a cut-off version of the 980, it has the same memory problem that the 970 has. :L

I'd guess that If he'd get the 2gb version the Memory "speed"(or w.e) would show ~1500MHz.

Because that's the memory clock that ALL maxwell GPUs ship with by default? It's effective speed is 7010Mhz and the base is 1750Mhz. GPU-Z reads the doubled speed.

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Is it worth getting the 4gb over the 2gb? 

Totally get the 4GB, some games nowadays use over 2GB of VRAM.

 

Go for the 4GB version as I have a feeling that the GTX960 has the same problem that the GTX970 has: the last 0.5GB is super slow. ( My friend who's pretty good with GPU's said that since the 960 is a "cut off" version of 980 it has the same problem that the 970 has.. not sure if that's true, BUT HWMonitor shows that it uses just 3500MHz of Memory and never goes higher. )

No, GTX980 is based on full fledge GM204 chip and the cut down of that is the GTX970 while GTX960 is the full fledge GM206 chip.

3500mhz is the memory speed, not capacity.

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