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RX 580 4gb vs RX580 8gb

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So im looking to buy a new graphics card for my pc build, sadly all the miners crucially cause the prices to skyrocket, but I am wondering if I should get a RX580 4g or pay extra 50 ish bucks for the 8gb. Will i see a big difference between the two cards?

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For only 50 more I think it would be worth it, especially in the long run. 

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In the long run the more VRAM will help a lot and get you a lot further before you having to upgrade.

Also it is only $50 more so i think you should definitely get it unless you are going to upgrade to a 1080/ti card soon.

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What resolution will you be playing at? Because if you're at 1920x1080p there is absolutely no difference between the 4gb and 8gb versions of the card and "future proof" is a bad reasoning since by the time it actually does need more than the 4gb of vram the processing chip itself will be too weak.

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22 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

What resolution will you be playing at? Because if you're at 1920x1080p there is absolutely no difference between the 4gb and 8gb versions of the card and "future proof" is a bad reasoning since by the time it actually does need more than the 4gb of vram the processing chip itself will be too weak.

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games are using more and more VRAM every year. id be safe and choose the 8GB option.

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8 minutes ago, remo said:

2560x1080 

Quite frankly I would not get the 8gb myself as you'll hardly ever find a vram wall even at this resolution, you can get some warnings in games like Rise of the Tomb Raider but the game itself should work flawlessly... and unused memory is wasted memory as there is no performance improvement from leaving chunks of it free.

 

In this video we can see that 3gb is still enough for 1920x1080p, not optimal maybe but definitely enough, now you have a higher resolution but also an extra 1gb... should be fine.

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Then again if 50 dollars is within what you can afford don't let me stop you ^^

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Depends how long your upgrade cycles are.

If you're only gonna keep it like 2-3 years then 4gb, but longer maybe more will be nice to have.

When trying to push things i got mass effect andromeda to just over 5 gigs at 2560.1080

Other then that theres no difference, like with the gtx 1060's.

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