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post #241 of 374

Crysis 3 - My VRAM even hit 2200mb and more at times when I continue to play

 

 

 

post #242 of 374
I will post up many screens for you all now, the only games my 480's Vram chokes at 1440-1600p is Metro and Battlefield 3 (i do not have C3, but have played it with my system at 1080p)

RE5 Max settings with 16xQ AA 2560x1440 - no motion blur [1GB recommended]







Odd, i have no OSD on in the screenshots... well Vram hit a max of 1004MB LOL.

I will fix this OSD issue for my next screens.
Edited by amd655 - 5/16/13 at 12:39am
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post #243 of 374
In some games I sit at the vram limit of 1280mb(crysis's, farcry 3, WoW, etc). I sacrifice AA sometimes, is all.
I get no performance issues from sitting at the vram limit, though.
That being said IMO 1536mb vram would be ideal, and minimum for now and into the near future.
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post #244 of 374
Medal of Honor ULTRA with 4xMSAA 2560x1440 [1536MB recommended]

Although the game was only at roughly 28-40FPS, it showed no usual signs of a Vram limit, there was smooth consistent gameplay throughout, with no sharp frame dips.







I will make a little note though, when applying 4xMSAA at this res, the card remained at 18FPS in the menu for around 10 seconds, this may be due to the card sorting things out, or the game engine scaling for the GPU's Vram.

Anything below a 480/580 may cause a lot of issues at this resolution in this game.
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post #245 of 374
Battlefield 3 2560x1440 ULTRA preset, tested in Multiplayer on a 64 man map for ultimate GPU destruction! [1536MB Recommended with 480/580 SLi or higher]







This game showed the exact same numbers as Medal of Honor almost, the game was smooth visually at pace of 26-38 FPS.
No sharp dips in FPS or texture issues.

One large note though... Battlefield 3 introduces massive amounts of mouse lag under 50FPS..
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Call of Duty Black Ops (this game is surprisingly intensive for a COD game, it is also the most intensive of the bunch)

2560x1600 16xAA Multiplayer.




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post #247 of 374
Need for Speed Shift 3180x1790 max settings with 8xMSAA.

Car used: Nissan Silvia [Custom by me biggrin.gif]








45-60 FPS... this game is clearly not Vram limited.
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Bulletstorm max settings 8xMSAA 2560x1440.








This game reacts strangely, and i think this may be a CPU limit or driver/game issue, but with 8xMSAA enabled, the GPU usage falls below 99% whilst not improving the framerate, and the max Vram usage is just under 1300MB.

At 4xMSAA the GPU is pegged at 99% with a solid 60FPS...
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Deus Ex Human Revolution Maximum possible settings under the game configuration utility. 2560x1440.

This game presents the same issue as Bulletstorm, but to a much larger degree.

When viewing the city, GPU usage drops, when looking at the sky, usage goes up...









Vram usage is tiny.

EDIT, i just noticed i left Vsync on, this maybe causing issues with this game.
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post #250 of 374
Crysis 2560x1440 Max settings 8xMSAA [Needs 480/580 SLi minimum for a playable experience at these settings with 1536MB minimum]








Something you may find interesting... this is a pair of stock 480's in SLi at 2560x1600 tested by [H] when the cards first released.


My FPS results are 22-40FPS at 1440p with 8xMSAA.



The OC and driver improvements peg my 480 at almost 480 SLi results when the cards first launched O.O bruce.gif

Yet again, Vram is not hindering performance, this is pure GPU muscle at play.
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