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Hey guys I'm in the process of my new build and i want to know what it takes to play today's games on max settings. How many GB's of DDR5 does it take to have a flawless experience? And if there is such a thing, how much is overdoing it? Let me know what you guys think is enough, to much, or to little. biggrin.gif
All you need is 2GB, unless you are doing multi-monitor resolutions like 5120x1600 or 5760x1080.
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You can play max settings at 1080p on any game out there with a gtx 670/ amd 7970. The question is do you really need that performance? You can play most games max-near max with a 7870 tahiti LE just fine.
     
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You can play max settings at 1080p on any game out there with a gtx 670/ amd 7970. The question is do you really need that performance? You can play most games max-near max with a 7870 tahiti LE just fine.

7870 is a lot slower than a HD7970 is and even a single HD7970 can struggle a bit on games like BF3 (64 player Caspian Border) or Far Cry 3 or Metro.

The 7970 is 40-50% faster than the 7870 is in games.
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Why do I feel that this guy is a troll.......

How many GB's of DDR5 are needed?? Are you talking about the memory in the video card?

There is no such thing as overdoing it because as soon as you have "enough" there will be something around the corner that is going to make you need more...

So many things wrong with your original post, that I dont even know where to start.
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BF3 only uses 1.4GB of my VRAM. ultra settings 1080p.
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Read around, learn about the hardware. Then you'll be able to answer it yourself, and understand why. Or else all you are doing is letting people on the internet tell you what to do. Weird...


The only game I have troubles running is planetside 2. When I ran it on my laptop, it used 4.6 gb of ram. INSANE!
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Why do I feel that this guy is a troll.......

How many GB's of DDR5 are needed?? Are you talking about the memory in the video card?

There is no such thing as overdoing it because as soon as you have "enough" there will be something around the corner that is going to make you need more...

So many things wrong with your original post, that I dont even know where to start.

$50 says within 5 pages, the usual Nvidia and AMD fans will be kicking the crap out of each other

And I'm now off to solder on 20GB of GDDR5 to an old 8400GS I have laying around, just in case the the OP isn't trolling and knows something we don't wink.gif
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$50 says within 5 pages, the usual Nvidia and AMD fans will be kicking the crap out of each other

And I'm now off to solder on 20GB of GDDR5 to an old 8400GS I have laying around, just in case the the OP isn't trolling and knows something we don't wink.gif

I'll begin! biggrin.gif

Right now, AMD is better value for money than NVidia, HD7970 is cheaper than GTX670 and better than a GTX680.
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I'll begin! biggrin.gif

Right now, AMD is better value for money than NVidia, HD7970 is cheaper than GTX670 and better than a GTX680.

OH NO YOU DIDNT....

Can it help cure cancer like a 680....YEA TAKE THAT...KABOOM
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My work here is done.......devil-smiley-019.gif

*rubs hands like an evil genius and cackles like a loon*
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