Originally Posted by Arizonian
Tested Crysis 3 for myself on my new monitor. I couldn't play it -Very High- settings and keep it over 60 FPS so I settled for -High- settings instead. GTX 690 ran admirably at 1150 Mhz Core over clock the entire time. No throttling.
Just like my 120 Hz TN panel gaming at maxed settings on Crysis 3 isn't possible so it didn't bother me I couldn't at 1440p. Everything looks enjoyable just the same on -High- settings.Crysis 3 - High - / VRAM usage = 1.58 GB VRAMPrecision Screenshot (Click to show)
As for BF3, I had no problem playing Ultra settings with no AA and stay well above 60 FPS even with lows. VRAM usage there pegged 1.95 GB VRAM as expected since BF3 tends to use as much VRAM as you'll feed it. Even so it did not hinder performance.
Interesting, I get about 2.0-2.3GB of Vram usage from Crysis 3, but that is at ultra and 4xMSAA. I average about 45FPS. I will get dips to about 35fps. I don't know what is happening with crysis but my FPS are always all over the place. Some places I can hit an average of about 60-70.
BF3 I get about 80FPS-90FPS at Ultra. Forgot to check Vram.
An interesting one is Bioshock Infinite. Vram usage is anywhere from 2.2GB-3.1GB. FPS fluctuates around 70-80 with dips to about 60.
I'll post some more when I get around to playing Tomb Raider and other games.