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After years of having crummy computers I said heck with it yesterday and ordered an EVGA 570. However, after ordering the card I read some threads about its "low" amount of VRAM posing problems. No posts were particularly conclusive, so what's the real scoop?

Also, this will be my first Nvidia card since my GeForce 420 back in 2001. smile.gif
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no it will no pose any problems what so ever.... if it will pose problems at 1080p then 90% of the video cards ever made will all be problematic, and we all need to throw out everything.

the only thing is you should of gotten a GTX 560 Ti 448 core instead of the GTX 570 as they are pretty much the same card. Both have 1.2 GB VRAM as well. But cost $50 less.
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Not sure.

If you have BF3, I've hit 1.7GB of vram usage when maxed.

Skyrim I've hit just over 1.2GB.
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Originally Posted by Marshmellow17 View Post

Not sure.
If you have BF3, I've hit 1.7GB of vram usage when maxed.
Skyrim I've hit just over 1.2GB.

that is true, but have it really affected your FPS to a point that is below 30fps? Other than BF3 and Metro 2033, nothing really needs over 1.2 gb of VRAM at the moment... or for a while. BF3 is standard to beat, but it wont be common practice until maybe in 2 yrs
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If you encounter any problems it will be in BF3.
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that is true, but have it really affected your FPS to a point that is below 30fps? Other than BF3 and Metro 2033, nothing really needs over 1.2 gb of VRAM at the moment... or for a while. BF3 is standard to beat, but it wont be common practice until maybe in 2 yrs

I can run Metro 2033 and BF3 completely maxed at 60fps. Only Metro 2033 goes below 60fps at some points.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post

that is true, but have it really affected your FPS to a point that is below 30fps? Other than BF3 and Metro 2033, nothing really needs over 1.2 gb of VRAM at the moment... or for a while. BF3 is standard to beat, but it wont be common practice until maybe in 2 yrs

If you want to run games with everything "maxed out" it does matter. I've also hit 1590mb/s on BF3.
If you run out of video memory = stutter!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ski-bum View Post

If you want to run games with everything "maxed out" it does matter. I've also hit 1590mb/s on BF3.
If you run out of video memory = stutter!

I do get a little micro-stutter in BF3 but I have found even with textures on low I still get the stutter. I think it is Core Parking that is causing it for me.
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I have no problems with my ASUS GTX 570 @ 1080p in BF3 or any other game as far as vram limit goes.
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