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post #11 of 23
It would be a few years, vaguely. And by then, more people will be on 1440p and cards will start being released with more VRAM. The day will come, but just not now.
post #12 of 23
2GB should be considered the minimum for 1080p. Games like Hitman, BF3, MOH:WF all use 1.8-2.4GB, and it's only going to go up as the years go on.
post #13 of 23
I remember playing Dishonored at 4320x2560 (3 x 1440P) and it never got over 2gb, it's all on what the game developers do, Tomb Raider didn't get more than 1900mb at 2560x1440 with everything cranked with FXAA. For more than 2gb on 1080p it's just a smaller group atm, I'll bet around Q1 of 2014 we'll see that gap close down real close.
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post #14 of 23
Some of us are already running 3840x2160 (3840x1620 for 21:9). biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 23
QuadHD will become low-end mainstream in 3-4 years i'll say MAX so yes we'll finally be able to use 4GB VRAM easily in mid-range GPUs soon.

Then we'll start seeing 6-8GB VRAM in the super low-end GPUs smile.gif
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post #16 of 23
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2GB should be considered the minimum for 1080p. Games like Hitman, BF3, MOH:WF all use 1.8-2.4GB, and it's only going to go up as the years go on.

If you are right, then we have already passed 2 GB.

That's one of the reasons I got the HD7970 back in July last year
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by noobdown View Post

2GB should be considered the minimum for 1080p. Games like Hitman, BF3, MOH:WF all use 1.8-2.4GB, and it's only going to go up as the years go on.

If you are right, then we have already passed 2 GB.

That's one of the reasons I got the HD7970 back in July last year

I was told that from some one from amd, when I was asking questions for my upgrade path.
post #18 of 23
Then why can a GTX 480 run BF3 maxed and still be under the Vram limit?

Just because afterburner shows you a usage number, does not mean it is needing all that amount of Vram for smooth play.
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post #19 of 23
A few years ago 1 GB of VRAM was considered enough for 1080p gaming. The more powerful graphics cards get, the more will developers take advantage of that power.
post #20 of 23
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2GB should be considered the minimum for 1080p. Games like Hitman, BF3, MOH:WF all use 1.8-2.4GB, and it's only going to go up as the years go on.

 

 

I was playing bf3 at ultra @50-80 fps with two 6850 which only feature 1gb of vram.

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