Originally Posted by Durquavian
PROVE IT. Your arrogance again is so very apparent. My mentioning SKYRIM with no CTDs is not the same as saying 1gb Vram will have no limitations. I was just giving a game known to be an issue for AMD as being very playable on mine and with no issues even up to holding 60fps with 2k textures. And that being said if the point of the purchase was to play SKYRIM and maintain 60fps then 2 7770s would suffice. Again as I have stated in sooooo many threads I would rather have the 7970s but this is what I have and it gets the job done.
Edit: And I run Skyrim with 8xeq AA with FXAA and SMAA on high.
Considering the fact that the DX9 Skyrim already stutters like no ones business on Xfire. You probably have been mistaking the VRAM limitations as usual stutter. VRAM limitations manifest as drops in your fps. They can be for a split second, or they can be a fair bit longer. Its like the usual Xfire stutter that every AMD card user experiences in Skyrim as you very well know.
As for proof that you are already going over 1GB with 2K textures in Skyrim:
By user MoonDeville:
My new HD7950 3 GB reports 1400MB used when running Skyrim with only the Hires DLC and Unofficial patches, CBBE and Morten's hair mod and SKSE. All setting at max and no ini changes.
Also over on this thread on OCN: http://www.overclock.net/t/1272610/2gb-vram-with-heavily-modded-skyrim-has-anybody-had-issues/50_50
Originally Posted by benben84
Mind you this was without PrecisionX running so the temps were a bit higher than normal but there is an example of my vram usage with Skyrim.
And this was also at 1920x1080.
And the lovely people at Hardforum say pretty much the same thing if you read through their comments: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1683970
Taken from MavericK96:
In my experience 1.25 GB has been enough for 4x FSAA at 1080p with lots of high-res texture mods. So my guess is 2 GB should be plenty for 1600p with no AA. Probably even 4x AA would be fine.
It didn't take much to Google "2k textures skyrim vram usage" to find all of those. Sorry if I sound arrogant, but that seems to be the way all the time with you and everyone else.
Pardon me when I say this: I argue with facts, not fiction.
And if you still don't understand what happens when you are VRAM limited, watch this link: here
. Elric is clueless why his quad GTX 580 setup is stuttering, but that's exactly what happens when you are VRAM limited.