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I don't have BioShock Infinite....but I do have some newer stuff like Far Cry 3 and Metro Last Night...and both of those are completely fine with 2GB at 1440p. Actually Battlefield 3 will use up more memory than my newer games...but that's just because BF3 will eat up almost whatever is available.

BF3 for me only uses up like 1.5GB /shrug.
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My VRAM (I suspect) has met it's first issue.

Metro 2033 Last Light runs fine, like (Guessing) ~70-90fps, everything on maximum details.
Soon as I go to 4xMSAA, the FPS drops to about ~30-40. 2xSMAA yields the ~70-90FPS.

Thought VRAM issues would be a sudden, (like 4fps) frame-rate issue. Not losing about half thinking.gif
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Have you verified how much memory is being used through something such as EVGA Precision or MSI Afterburner? Also what resolution are you playing at?
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How in the hell do people get their cards to overclock so well on air? I swear there's either something with my setup or I'm just woefully unlucky when it comes to the sillicone lottery. I can't even go above 50 MHz on the core before I start to see artifacts, and I hadn't even touched the memory. I've had 3 different 7970's that I've tested in my system and the highest I ever got was 1175 / 1550, and that only after was applying 1.3 volts to keep it steady.

The card is powerful enough that OCing isn't a huge concern but I'm confused why others seem to get much higher overclocks on air than I do. It's not like my temps are very high - the 7970s I kept around 65c at full load and 690 hasn't gotten much higher than that. VRM temps are normal too.

I will add though, that OC I stated above is untested as yet. I had it OC'ed slightly lower, (1065 - 1575 - 1170) if I remember correctly, stable for a month or two. I upped it to what I said above but I ran into problems with my new CPU before I could test the stability. Once I've installed my new loop and sorted everything I'll will test that OC.
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Have you verified how much memory is being used through something such as EVGA Precision or MSI Afterburner? Also what resolution are you playing at?

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Interesting...and what about answering the other question?
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Interesting...and what about answering the other question?

Nope, just assumed it was that to be honest. I mean, what else would cause the rapid drop off of FPS from ONLY changing the MSAA from 2x to 4x?
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Turning up the AA certainly does cause a big drop in FPS...but even at 2560x1440 with 4x I'm not getting close to using 2GB of VRAM.
PhysX was on for all of these
Memory usage is shown in the on screen display in the upper left hand corner.


No AA





2x AA






4x AA






At 4x around 1600MB of memory is being used.
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Turning up the AA certainly does cause a big drop in FPS...but even at 2560x1440 with 4x I'm not getting close to using 2GB of VRAM.
PhysX was on for all of these
Memory usage is shown in the on screen display in the upper left hand corner.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
No AA





2x AA






4x AA





At 4x around 1600MB of memory is being used.

Hmmmm, interesting.

Wonder why 4x is such a massive FPS hit then?
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