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Just on that vRAM usage you mention on the OP. You say for you it uses 1.5GB but on your screenshot I see it having maxed at 2020MB? I know for me it goes to 2.2GB (peak I've seen is 2280MB) with my 4GB cards and I've read others with 2GB seeing 1.8GB (*add: sorry @ 1080p to confirm).

Anyhow, was just wondering about that aspect. The rest is good for people who are undecided, me personally I'm sticking with what I have and besides the in-game issues (sound mainly or servers disappearing!) it's been a fairly uneventful experience.
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Originally Posted by Jodiuh View Post

I would sell my soul for 5 mins.

BF4 called for an Intel quad, Watch Dogs specifically calls out the 3770K.

Don't worry too much about HT smile.gif
Enjoy your game.

The point of this thread was to look at win7 vs win 8 (8.1) differences initially.
But also, due to your requests, thought to tests HT differences between the two OS' - one can safely say during the BETA it made a huge difference for me. But for the final game, barely any difference for my setup and resolution.
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Just on that vRAM usage you mention on the OP. You say for you it uses 1.5GB but on your screenshot I see it having maxed at 2020MB? I know for me it goes to 2.2GB (peak I've seen is 2280MB) with my 4GB cards and I've read others with 2GB seeing 1.8GB (*add: sorry @ 1080p to confirm).

Anyhow, was just wondering about that aspect. The rest is good for people who are undecided, me personally I'm sticking with what I have and besides the in-game issues (sound mainly or servers disappearing!) it's been a fairly uneventful experience.

Maybe I'm reading the wrong thing - I'll do some more screenshots of MB usage.
I read 1550MB used in that screenshot

Thanks for pointing it out and sharing your results too though!
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 11/10/13 at 4:41pm
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I have seen 2.7GB on mine, so I've a feeling the engine just ates up ur RAMs.
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Hmm got rid of the VRAM reading - going to do more tests.

I'll leave this here - if it comes in need: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I should also mention the VRAM usage of my GTX680 OC 2GB:
I hit no higher than 1.5GB on Win7 - which is much lower than some people seem to be claiming online with the likes of 3GB usage by some people @ 1080P resolution.
Of course the higher res you go, the more strain it will cause on the GPU - so if you intend to game at 1440p or multi-screen etc, then you'll need 3-4GB VRAM for your GPU:

There we go - near max @ 1.9GB:

Edited by Totally Dubbed - 11/10/13 at 7:01pm
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Rolling back to Windows 7. ILY Dubbed wubsmiley.gif
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Rolling back to Windows 7. ILY Dubbed wubsmiley.gif

No worries bro - what issues u having with win 8.1 anyway?
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Just adding my 2 cents worth, got my i7 3770K Ultra Cooled, came from an i5 3570K, i am running SLI Gtx 670's and Surround at 4800x900. Put it this way, and i7 with HT on makes a world!!! of difference for me!! With HT off it performs like my i5 and i see 90 - 100% CPU usage, with it on the load is spread and i get 60 - 80% usage which allows my graphics cards to perform better and now my random frame drops seem to have leveled out and i get a much flatter CPU and GPU usage on afterburner (Will post up results!

For large Resolution gaming with SLI, i7 is definitely the way to go.
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Just adding my 2 cents worth, got my i7 3770K Ultra Cooled, came from an i5 3570K, i am running SLI Gtx 670's and Surround at 4800x900. Put it this way, and i7 with HT on makes a world!!! of difference for me!! With HT off it performs like my i5 and i see 90 - 100% CPU usage, with it on the load is spread and i get 60 - 80% usage which allows my graphics cards to perform better and now my random frame drops seem to have leveled out and i get a much flatter CPU and GPU usage on afterburner (Will post up results!

For large Resolution gaming with SLI, i7 is definitely the way to go.

yup that's exactly my results and sounds about right.
As for what you said at the end - definitely agree: i7 is needed for an SLI setup or large res in my opinion.
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i7 needed for SLi really isn't a game dependent thing. An i5 will bottleneck a good SLI setup. Heck, my 4770k at stock bottlenecks 780 sli. Good thing I've got a good chip to push it to 4.7Ghz. biggrin.gif
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i7 needed for SLi really isn't a game dependent thing. An i5 will bottleneck a good SLI setup. Heck, my 4770k at stock bottlenecks 780 sli. Good thing I've got a good chip to push it to 4.7Ghz. biggrin.gif

that's very true indeed
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