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Are we there yet, will we be soon?
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without mods, im definite 2gb vram will always be enough for 1080p
because future games will also be made with higher resolutions, and 1080p will be phased out.

90s = average monitor resolution is 1024x768 resolution so 128mb vram is enough for anything
2000s = 1366x768 256 to 512mb vram
2010s = 1920x1080 1 to 2gb vram
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By the time that happens,we won't be using 1080p anymore.
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Well Crysis 3 already pushes the 2 gb limit on 1080p. And with newer consoles having more VRAM, I'd say we're already here.
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Originally Posted by Azuredragon1 View Post

By the time that happens,we won't be using 1080p anymore.

This.

If upgrading from 1080p to 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 (or higher , such as 4096x2160 or 3840 x 2160 "4K resolution") then 1080p won't be the standard
* 4096x2160 =2160p , Aspect Ratio: 1.9:1 = cinema , AMD , NVIDIA Geforce supports this
* 3840x2160 = Quad HD 16:9 like 1080p , NVIDIA supports this as max on Quadro for 60Hz

Also when resolution gets higher there is less need for AA anyhow
Edited by AlphaC - 3/15/13 at 8:23pm
post #6 of 23
Anyone who thinks 2GB is not enough at 1080p needs to be shot.

Take a look at this, my 480 1.5GB at 4K 3180x2160 (4:3)



Ignore the intro to this video, i was having a rant with someone, and got mad, but performance numbers still apply per resolution.
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Would be enough for a while without AA, with AA even today 2GB is pushing the limit in games like Max Payne 3, Hitman Absolution and Crysis 3.

More likely to start seeing 2560x1440 becoming a standard for enthusiasts though before 2GB becomes a real bottleneck. 2.5GB+ is for sure needed at this res with AA.
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the more the resolution the less AA you will need. yet crysis now is about 1.7GB usage on 1080p so we will be there eventually. may be in two years i believe.
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About 15 minutes? Give or take a year or two.
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Higher resolutions usually mean larger monitors so AA is still nice smile.gif I notice a big difference at 2560x1440 with 2x and 4x.

On the other hand, FXAA is a nice alternative and the memory hit is tiny since its a simple post process effect.
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