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Help choosing graphic card
diegopauDate: Tuesday, 09.12.2014, 09:58 | Message # 1
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Hi everyone!

After playing Space Engine with a Radeon HD 5750 for a big while I decided to finally buy a better graphic card and see how fast this planets will generate with more graphics power.

Some time ago, I read in this forum that for SE it is important to have a graphic card with lots of memory, so I found myself looking only to graphic cards with at least 3GB. But i am wondering now if it is necessary as much as 3GB, I will use it in a 1080p monitor.

The thing is that I have a situation in which i can choose between 2 models:
- Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X 2GB GDDR5 (which has a more powerful chip).
- Sapphire R9 280 Dual-X OC 3GB GDDR5 (which has more memory).

What will it be better?? is 2GB enough and its better to go for a more powerful chip?

Thanks a lot in advance!
 
WatsisnameDate: Tuesday, 09.12.2014, 11:43 | Message # 2
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I don't think either of these would be a bad choice; they're pretty close. In my experience the chip specs tend to be a bit more meaningful for SE than the VRAM size, as long as you're at 2GB or above. So unless price difference is a factor then I'd go with the 285, myself.




 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Tuesday, 09.12.2014, 20:04 | Message # 3
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If your goal is to make SE run as fast and as smooth as possible I would recommend going with Nvidia.




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