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this. skyrim modded can use upwards of 2.5GB in the blink of an eye.

 

I was playing skyrim with dual 6850s at release with several graphical mods (around 8-9) and I never got any issues.

 

 

Modern games tend use VRAM dynamically, meaning that they will use what's available. You will see higher usage on a 7970 than on a 680.

 

 

 

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Currently, at 1920x1080/1200, the vast majority of games will not use more than 2GB. Some games will use more (Crysis 2 and BF3 can use 2000-2400 MB of vram, modded skyrim can use 3GB of vram). However, just because a game "uses" more vram, doesn't necessarily mean it "requires" it. The vram is only required once the game can no longer load the necessary assets to the GPU, and thus your framerate plummets down to 10% or less of original performance. As all reviews of the GTX 680 will tell you, there are no games that "require" more than 2 GB of vram, and most suggest that games don't require more than 1 GB until crazy resolutions.
 
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Currently, at 1920x1080/1200, the vast majority of games will not use more than 2GB. Some games will use more (Crysis 2 and BF3 can use 2000-2400 MB of vram, modded skyrim can use 3GB of vram). However, just because a game "uses" more vram, doesn't necessarily mean it "requires" it. The vram is only required once the game can no longer load the necessary assets to the GPU, and thus your framerate plummets down to 10% or less of original performance. As all reviews of the GTX 680 will tell you, there are no games that "require" more than 2 GB of vram, and most suggest that games don't require more than 1 GB until crazy resolutions.

 
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/351212-33-gtx680-7970-vram
I have been saying this for weeks now, memory allocation...
post #43 of 134
I am loving my 680 4GB. It is not as powerful as a 7970, though. A 7970gHz usually gets about 15% more performance than an equally clocked 680. I do a lot of Adobe work with Photoshop and Premier, so I am really enjoying the CUDA technology, but the card is very expensive, when compared to 7970s. You must have had a dud :|
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I am loving my 680 4GB. It is not as powerful as a 7970, though. A 7970gHz usually gets about 15% more performance than an equally clocked 680. I do a lot of Adobe work with Photoshop and Premier, so I am really enjoying the CUDA technology, but the card is very expensive, when compared to 7970s. You must have had a dud :|

 

But kepler usually clock higher than tahiti. It's way more common to see 670s/680s that can clock 1300 than 7970/7950s.

 

 

With that in mind, a tahiti that can do 1250/1300 will beat any sub 1000$ nvidia card.

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I reccomend the Asus 670 4GB DCUII you won't regret it. It's is EXTREMELY quiet, they overclock nice between the 2 cards I have (1250/7114/ a set voltage 1050 on both), and you can use the single 4gb card for multimonitor if you ever so desire with very playable framerates with a couple settings here and there knocked down. thumb.gif

I don't regret buying the 670 4GB over the 680 4GB, if you overclock the 670's they are about the same as the 680's for $100 less.
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ok i decided on the 680 now to pick the most quiet one


Gigabyte seems to be what im gonna go with ....i want a ASUS but they are ALOT more expensive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2585874&CatId=7387

this one is SOOOOOO CHEAP compared to others thats making me strongly consider it....problem is im afraid how loud it will be


im not concerned with Overclocking as much as how loud it will be and the fact that it pushes ALL the air out of the case scares me ....i dont want my room to turn into a microwave oven

then with that price range if its stock not loud it would be perfect cause aftermarket coolers run 100$ for the artic and that would neutralize the discount (not to mention warranty and the project at hand)



so 680 it will be ...now to decide on which one

prefer 4gb wouldnt care for a 2gb .......if the price is good it dosnt matter
    
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post #47 of 134
The Asus ones are the quietest, however, you could also go with water-cooling if you wanted, take just an EVGA 680 and put a water block on it or buy the hydrocopper stuff that they have on some of their cards.

You could look at ncix videos and linus tech tips they have some acoustic comparisons of MSI, Asus, and I think Gigabyte or Galaxy, I don't remember which, videos on youtube.
And I'm pretty sure they have it compared to a reference design card.
    
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ok i decided on the 680 now to pick the most quiet one


Gigabyte seems to be what im gonna go with ....i want a ASUS but they are ALOT more expensive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2585874&CatId=7387

this one is SOOOOOO CHEAP compared to others thats making me strongly consider it....problem is im afraid how loud it will be


im not concerned with Overclocking as much as how loud it will be and the fact that it pushes ALL the air out of the case scares me ....i dont want my room to turn into a microwave oven

then with that price range if its stock not loud it would be perfect cause aftermarket coolers run 100$ for the artic and that would neutralize the discount (not to mention warranty and the project at hand)



so 680 it will be ...now to decide on which one

prefer 4gb wouldnt care for a 2gb .......if the price is good it dosnt matter

Gigabyte Windforce 4GB I think is your best choice...
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if your at 1080p and not upgrading monitors to a bigger resolution or Surround
then 2GB is all you need and the 4GB might actually be a frame or two slower..
4GB might be future-proofing with the VRAM but as stated, if not upgrading monitors there is no need.

also, ASUS DCII, MSi PE/OC, EVGA FTW then Gigabyte WF3 is my last option.
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if your at 1080p and not upgrading monitors to a bigger resolution or Surround
then 2GB is all you need and the 4GB might actually be a frame or two slower..
4GB might be future-proofing with the VRAM but as stated, if not upgrading monitors there is no need.

also, ASUS DCII, MSi PE/OC, EVGA FTW then Gigabyte WF3 is my last option.


the reason why i will prefer 4gb is that down the road maybe before the year is over (BF4 XD) daddy might be dipping into a nice

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35800


im gonna shop prices and later illl rep most of you and make a decision on what to get
    
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