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i'm eager to witness the mantle with 270X in thief.
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You can absolutely have poor performance without going over the VRAM limit entirely, it just starts swapping and it creates what are most similar to microstuttering / skipping to me. And yes, Ultra settings on BF4 do use 2gb+ at 1080p.
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BF4 @ 3840x1024 barely uses over 2GB for me (Ultra with AA). You could try running classic windows theme, that frees up several hundred MB of vmem and system mem.
 
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yea, I went over 2gb on ultra preset @ 1080p, 90fov on bf4, but I would only get the stuttering when lots of explosions would happen, at the exact times, my vram would go over 2gb.

lowered AA to x2 instead of 4, and effects to high from ultra, no more stutter with mass explosions.

it can go over 2gb but depends on settings, not just resolution. I think FoV plays a bitter part in performance then what most think, its normally 70FoV right? so if you play at 90 like me, thats essentially 20º more view that means there's just that many more things being loaded onto the screen, which can be stressful on both cpu and gpu.


and what frag85 said, that will help, I noticed with win8.1 I use about 150-300mb vram depending on what I have open in the background, so if your just over the limit like I was where you would only occasionally go over the vram limit, this might be nice if you don't want to sacrifice settings.



Edit: any news about mantles vram usage? its utterly stupid that mantle instantly doubles vram usage making it pointless to even attempt using it unless you got one of the new R series cards.
     
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You can absolutely have poor performance without going over the VRAM limit entirely, it just starts swapping and it creates what are most similar to microstuttering / skipping to me. And yes, Ultra settings on BF4 do use 2gb+ at 1080p.

Is there an application to measure this?
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Hello mods, can you please kill this thread or stop it from popping up in the news because its 2 weeks old man. I thought new drivers where out! frown.gif
    
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Is there an application to measure this?

Umm have gpuz running in the background while playing, when you get said stutter, check gpuz to see if you were over or under?
     
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Slightly better option is MSI Afterburner. In the recent versions of MSI AB you can monitor CPU usage, Page file and Physical RAM usage. The only issue with AB is when running CF it doubles your VMem usage (so 2x3GB cards reads out as 6144MB instead of 3072MB).

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and what frag85 said, that will help, I noticed with win8.1 I use about 150-300mb vram depending on what I have open in the background, so if your just over the limit like I was where you would only occasionally go over the vram limit, this might be nice if you don't want to sacrifice settings.

Win 7 is pretty much the same. When I was running 3840x1024 with 896MB vmem, the 100-300MB that windows 7 themes would put in vmem made a huge difference. Not every game would clear vmem when launching, so eventually you'd hit the 896MB ceiling and then I'd get a hiccup. Even if the game was smart and flushed vmem, alt-tabbing was a process.
Edited by frag85 - 3/16/14 at 9:38am
 
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i'm eager to witness the mantle with 270X in thief.

I'd love to see an fps increase in the CPU intensive parts of the game. I seem to keep over 90fps at all times anyway. biggrin.gif
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WTH is "true ultra" in BF4??
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