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Poll Results: Is the 3gb recommended for BF4 there only to sell more AMD cards since they have 3gb instead of Nvidias 2?

 
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    Yep
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post #11 of 18
The GPUs they suggest don't even have the grunt to properly use 2GB let alone 3GB.

So no I wouldn't put much weight on the recommended specs. The same goes for pretty much all games. They've been used as marketing in the past, see metro 2033 or BF3 for example.
 
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post #12 of 18
In all honesty,there is no point of arguing.The beta will be out in exactly 20 days that'll pass before we know it.Then,we'll see how the game runs. I hope the game will run maxed out(ultra,55+fps) on my 7950,seeing as I bought it only half a month ago. Hasn't even arrived yet to my place,lol.
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post #13 of 18
I stand corrected.
post #14 of 18
Plenty of Nvidia cards have 3gb. Even the old GTX580 has 3gb versions.
Why bring AMD into this? Last Time I checked GCN 1.1 > Kepler in Performance per watt anyways. As well as it is already a AMD title game, even though the 7870 is recommended it still says 3gb what the 7870 doesn't even have. Probably a mistake as they were most likely testing the game with 7970s that has 3gb of ram already and just tossed that figure into the recommended system requirements as that is what they were using most of the time.


2gb will still be fine for the game, 3gb is probably recommended because MSAA or whatever they use probably eats VRAM for dinner. And even still your gonna need more GPU grunt power if you want to turn MSAA to a level where it needs more then 2gb when dealing with the recommended cards.
Edited by DzillaXx - 9/10/13 at 6:03am
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[quote name="Alatar" url="/t/1425682/bf4-arguably-the-largest-title-coming-out-atm-is-recommended-at-3gb-vram/10#post_20774072"]The GPUs they suggest don't even have the grunt to properly use 2GB let alone 3GB.

So no I wouldn't put much weight on the recommended specs. The same goes for pretty much all games. They've been used as marketing in the past, see metro 2033 or BF3 for example.[/quote]

This. Marketing, good or bad is up for debate lol, it has caused a stir across the web
post #16 of 18
Well as of right now at 1920x1200 my 1.5gb 580sc clocked at 850ghz 2025memclock is enough to max out bf3 at a good 50-60fps constantly.. I know its probably time for an upgrade but it handles everything I throw at it right now. If bf4 really needs even over 2gb for 1080p gaming it seems im screwed.
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post #17 of 18
I say if you have a 2Gb card you'll be fine. If you have more, hope they actually use it and there is some benefit.

As others have stated, beta comes soon, we will know the truth.
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post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

The GPUs they suggest don't even have the grunt to properly use 2GB let alone 3GB.

GTX 660 and HD 7870 both recognize and benefit from 2 GB effectively .
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 9/10/13 at 8:51am
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