Thanks to Digital Foundry today we return to talk about the memory of a mid-range graphics card, remembering that the performance of a graphics GPU lies primarily in the graphics core and other stuff, not in the amount of memory that is attached.

This means that when buying a graphics card which acquire more memory does not mean that it will perform better to the same model or another competition with less memory. More memory could help those who make use of high-resolution monitors, despite being mid-range graphics cards, the logic has the consumer will use at max 1080p resolution to play games.

That is why we have a very interesting comparison, the GeForce GTX 960 vs. Radeon R9 380. In the case of NVIDIA the price is so tight that players have to pay an additional cost for the 4GB model, while the Radeon R9 380 offers twice the memory interface (128 Vs 256 bits) and is cheaper offering.


As you might have noticed from the above video in the games which are badly optimized as Assassin’s Creed Unity, incomprehensibly models with 4GB of RAM are slightly faster, while in the rest of the tests carried out as in Far Cry 3 or The Witcher 3, the performance is slightly greater than or equal to 2 GB variants.

Regarding the duel of two graphics cards, nothing new, the Radeon R9 380 wins the race, even Overclocked GeForce GTX 960 is not able to beat it. An ugly gesture from Digital Foundry is not to show the performance of the R9 380 under the same conditions for Overclocking in actual comparison.

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