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I'm saying AA *can* be shut off when you have it on in-game, and forced through NVCP. I discovered that this happens in Serious Sam 2 like 5 years ago, and since then, I've never tried it again. It's possible that SS2 is the only game in the world this happens with ... but I sorta doubt it

When it comes to AA, it's impossible to be 'consistent'. Different engines do it differently, or some won't do it at all. Using the in-game AA, and leaving NVCP on 'use app settings', is the closest thing to consistency you're going to be able to get

Sad fact of the matter is, forcing AA through NVCP only rarely actually 'works' nowadays.
With Mafia II, you can rename it's .exe to jericho.exe (Clive Baker's Jericho) and force proper AA
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so with that being said could one "indirectly" conclude 1.5GB still be good enough for single monitor setup? (atleast for sometime)
At 1080p or less, yes, 1.5GB will be plenty....
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so with that being said could one "indirectly" conclude 1.5GB still be good enough for single monitor setup? (atleast for sometime)
Great question, if anyone could elaborate on this topic?
 
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so with that being said could one "indirectly" conclude 1.5GB still be good enough for single monitor setup? (atleast for sometime)
It's plenty; I don't run into problems with only 1gb.
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Great question, if anyone could elaborate on this topic?
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At 1080p or less, yes, 1.5GB will be plenty....
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Great work CH! This info will help a lot of Surround owners.

Sir Wa Wa, for one 1920x1080p monitor 60hz or 120hz 1.5GB VRM is more than enough. I don't surpass 950Mb playing Crysis 2 full settings including AA turned all the way up.

I haven't checked Crysis or Metro 2033 but I can't see it over 1.2GB at best.
     
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im on a 2560 x 1600 monitor and im considering the 3GB version...
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im on a 2560 x 1600 monitor and im considering the 3GB version...

Shogun 2 is already using 1250MB at 1080p, and thats with only 4xMSAA. I can't max it out because I actually run out of vram at 1080p.

If the price difference isn't that big, I would get the 3GB version.
    
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I notice the Vram issues myself too. I want to swap my 480's out for 3gb 580's but think it will be worth waiting for 600 series this winter.
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What program can I use to watch VRam usage in-game??
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