Yesterday we saw the performance comparison between the GeForce GTX 960 2GB / 4GB Vs 2GB Radeon R9 380 / 4GB at HD resolution 1080p, and today Digital Foundry expands comparison to a resolution of 1440p where advisability players will choose a weapon with more VRAM to run games on more pixels per inch.
Obviously, this comparative performance wants to show only the difference in performance between the same model with twice the VRAM, because to start both the GeForce GTX 960 and the Radeon R9 380 are perfect choice for its price for 1080p resolution gaming, but it is a worth try to run both GPUs on a step further in the resolution to 1440p.
As can be observed from the below video the performance difference is virtually nonexistent.
That’s right, the 2GB model is the best choice for most users, besides being able to see how the Radeon R9 380 is still has better performance on higher resolution. Remember that if you are only willing to pay for at least 4 GB of VRAM so it would be better to enter in the segment of high-end such as the Radeon R9 390 or GeForce GTX 970, as these GPUs will give you higher performance at higher resolution so you can can increase the quality of gaming and thereby exceed 2 GB of VRAM.
|2560 × 1440 (1440p)||R9 380 2GB||R9 380 4GB||GTX 960 2GB||GTX 960 4GB|
|Assassin’s Creed Unity, High, FXAA||27.3||31.4||25.2||26.2|
|Battlefield 4, Ultra, 4x MSAA||31.6||31.5||31.9||31.0|
|Crysis 3, Very High, AAWS T2x||31.6||31.3||28.3||27.7|
|Far Cry 4, Ultra, SMAA||36.5||39.5||33.7||32.8|
|Shadow of Mordor, Ultra, Medium Textures, FXAA||46.5||46.3||37.8||36.8|
|Ryse, High, SMAA||33.0||35.6||30.2||29.2|
|Tomb Raider, Ultimate, FXAA||47.7||47.7||42.2||41.2|
|The Witcher 3 High, No Hairworks, Custom AA||33.5||33.2||30.4||31.0|