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Hey guys.
I've seen many threads on this forum about high res and lack of VRAM.
Will I be ok with 2 gigs at 1080x1920? At that resolution would there be any benefit to go 3 or 4 gigs for me?

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You should be fine with 2Gb of Vram at that res. It is when you start to do NVIDIA surround or eyefinity that you need more.
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by Solar71 View Post

Hey guys.
I've seen many threads on this forum about high res and lack of VRAM.
Will I be ok with 2 gigs at 1080x1920? At that resolution would there be any benefit to go 3 or 4 gigs for me?
Thanks
1.5gb would handle 1080p quite nicely, although there's no harm in having more. 3-4gb would be a "waste" tongue.gif
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You would be perfectly fine with 2GB at 1080p. It really only becomes an issue with multi-monitor and multi-card configurations.
post #5 of 13
Two GBs is fine for 1080p. It's been shown in numerous tests between the GTX 680 and the 7970 that more RAM does excel in resolutions above 1440p. For reference:

ONE 1080p monitor: 2,073,600 pixels
ONE 1440p monitor: 3,686,400 pixels
THREE 1080p monitors: 6,220,800 pixels

If you don't plan on going for eyefinity/surround or above 1440p, don't worry about it.
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It's enough for 1080p/1200p, even with a few mods in Skyrim all will be fine. Unless you go crazy it's not something you need to worry about, VRAM is more of a concern in surround resolutions.
 
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You would be perfectly fine with 2GB at 1080p. It really only becomes an issue with multi-monitor and multi-card configurations.

Well I'm staying on single monitor. But I am using multi GPU. both cards are 660 ti 2 gig in SLI.
does SLI require more VRAM at a given res?
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Well I'm staying on single monitor. But I am using multi GPU. both cards are 660 ti 2 gig in SLI.
does SLI require more VRAM at a given res?

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As long as you don't stream in 1080p!what am I saying nobody stream at 1080p lol.they use 1080p but then lower bit rate to a 240 p bit rate. Lol.so very often a 480p stream look better then a 1080p stream
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Originally Posted by Solar71 View Post

Well I'm staying on single monitor. But I am using multi GPU. both cards are 660 ti 2 gig in SLI.
does SLI require more VRAM at a given res?

What you've heard is VRAM not being additive in SLI/CF, so if you have two 2GB cards you don't have 4GB vram you still only get two.

Like the others say as long as you don't go crazy with mods and no actual base game should require more than 2GB for a while on a single 1080 screen.
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