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Is 1gb enough for skyrim?

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Well i probably won't be using any high res texture packs, but i'm wondering will the game be chugging and starved for vram if i just try to play the game with my sig rig without any mods to the game?
Edited by venomblade - 5/11/11 at 5:10pm
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Can't be sure, they haven't released any hardware requirements.
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nah, an xbox 360 runs this game looking the same. 1gb is enough
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I should hope so.
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Graphics cards with 2 GB of VRAM are just starting to become more popular, so I doubt it will be a few years before that will be a general norm. Hell, just look at how long DirectX 11 tech has been out and how many games actually utilize it to its full potential.
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Should be just fine, at lower settings of course. Higher vram would be for those looking to max out AA and such.
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Oh true i also forgot to mention, i don't really like AA and always keep it off, so that'll be enough for 1gb vram i'd hope.
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Originally Posted by venomblade View Post
Oh true i also forgot to mention, i don't really like AA and always keep it off, so that'll be enough for 1gb vram i'd hope.
You don't like AA?


I don't like anything higher than 4x because the input lag starts to show but apart from that.. how can you like aliasing?
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You don't like AA?


I don't like anything higher than 4x because the input lag starts to show but apart from that.. how can you like aliasing?
Well i was actually going to edit and say anything is fine up till 4x for me, because of your reasoning, and because of the performance hit when above 4x..also i kinda like jaggies, makes everything more crisp and easier to see for me instead of smooth and blurred.
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I'm expecting Skyrim to hit the 1gb framebuffer bottleneck at 1920x1080.

I'll just get another 560 for SLI to alleviate that problem.

Do you have the 1GB Palit 560 or the 2gb ?

Several weeks ago before I got my sig card I was contemplating the 2gb Palit 560 but decided against it.

I've already seen Oblivion reach 800mb without the high-res texture pack at 1920x1080, max settings, no AA/Anisotropic, It goes higher with AA/Anisotropic.

One thing we can celebrate though, Skyrim will properly support quad cores according to the devs, so there won't be a bottleneck on quads like there are when you play cycle hungry dual core games on low/mid quads.
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