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No offense, but I don't see how so many people claim to have "fairly" or "somewhat" "heavily modded" Skyrim at low RAM usage. A couple ENB modds and the HD textures sat me at nearly 2.5GB.

My game now is something I would consider "fairly heavily" modded, and I rush over that 3GB like crazy, and that's with some trimming. Occasionally, the flowover ends up being too much, and I CTD thanks to the whole 3.1-3.2ish GB ram crashing problem.

EDIT: Oh, and I'm only at 1080p.

Because Skyrim is a trash game that needs unoptimized mods...
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Because Skyrim is a trash game that needs unoptimized mods...

Not relevant. Regardless it goes over 3gb and that is the key consideration here and your post is another indicator of why 3gb is not enough
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Not relevant. Regardless it goes over 3gb and that is the key consideration here and your post is another indicator of why 3gb is not enough

Because you throw 5000 mods at a game?

LOL
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I game at 2560x1440 and haven't hit 3gb on anything yet - not even particularly close. That includes a fairly mod heavy Skyrim, but I haven't played around with the new Metro yet. I'm running almost max settings in everything with a single 780, but will pick up a second if we see a price drop at some point (or a good sale).

I desperating need a new graphics card, how is the 780 at 2560x1440? i had the 680 classy not good enough

had a gtx 690 was faulty .. still need a g card and still need recommendations for 1440
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post #25 of 29
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Because you throw 5000 mods at a game?

LOL


Agree its not the most typical example but its just one of a number of games where more than 3gb is helpful .... Today. Using a 780 to example on- its a top tier card, commands top price point and is expected to last .... Say 2 year as relevant tech, its a card to insure futureproof..... 3gb is not going to hold this card over .... 1.5 years
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Because Skyrim is a trash game that needs unoptimized mods...

Completely and utterly irrelevant.

The game is there, and it munches RAM. It's not the only one, just a well known example. No one is disputing any of that, but the point remains that good amounts of VRAM is still put to use, and there is in fact a valid reason to want more than 2GB.
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post #27 of 29
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Completely and utterly irrelevant.

The game is there, and it munches RAM. It's not the only one, just a well known example. No one is disputing any of that, but the point remains that good amounts of VRAM is still put to use, and there is in fact a valid reason to want more than 2GB.

It munchies nothing, mods munch Vram, not Skyrim.
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Just want to remind all people, that nVidia and AMD drivers utilize as much as VRAM as possible by default. They don't run on the "bare" minimum for the loaded setup.

Nobody knows the actual numbers. It does seem to be that 2GB is enough for most games. 3GB is for high resolution with high AA.

If Skyrim needed 3+GB of VRAM with Mods, how do I play it with 2GB with 37 mods at 1.8GB usage? Or when I had GTX 580s, it ran on 1.5GB VRAM? Half the people on this forum wouldn't even be able to play Skyrim with their lesser capacity VRAM GPUs, yet they all do.
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post #29 of 29
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Because you throw 5000 mods at a game?

LOL
I don't think he's saying everybody needs +3GB of VRAM. I think what he's saying is it's very easy to have a need for it. Not to mention with the Xbox One and PS4 coming out at the end of the year, the fidelity in games is going to jump significantly because most PC games are cross platform developed and the graphical quality is held back because they are too lazy to up the detail for textures and graphics options for PC users right now. I'm sure putting aside games with mods and very high res textures like Skyrim, it's going to be very easy to go over 2GB of RAM here after the first of the year when next gen games start hitting the market.
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