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Poll Results: Still not enough? Keep your bias aside for a second :)

Poll expired: Mar 16, 2014  
  • 52% (28)
    Yes, it's enough
  • 28% (15)
    No, i believe it's still not enough
  • 18% (10)
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post #121 of 198
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Originally Posted by Sadmoto View Post


GPUz2: sensor

Oh now i see what the problem is, i didn't double check tongue.gif... What you are seeing is your shared system memory, not your dedicated video memory. I believe your Integrated GPU is messing with GPU-z, that's why you don't get a reading from your dedicated memory.

Your dedicated memory is what you are supposed to read not your shared (dynamic) memory. Your shared memory is a cache from your RAM that windows normally sets and uses if needed, and it can increase depending on how much ram you have installed, or you can also manually set it through the BIOS

Try disabling your IGPU in your BIOS and see if that makes a difference thumb.gif. Your dedicated memory shows 0MB, but you can see the red bar is to the top, that means your memory allocation is up to 2048MB (which is it's max)
Edited by Yungbenny911 - 3/17/14 at 2:05pm
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Yes they are faster then a Titan and 780 Ti BUT I'm worried about the 2GB limit, I'm happy about winning but scared about performance...lol

1080P 2GB appears to be golden, 1440P seems ok too which is surprising, i haven't got a 2GB SLI setup so I cant speak from experience, but from my research I'm yet to see a game choke on 2GB, apart from TitanFall which recently released, but that could be a different matter.
I'm waiting for newer titles like Watch Dogs, Witcher 3 and Arkham Knight to tell if the 2GB will become a problem in the future as I plan to SLI or grab a single card 8xx series that has the power of SLI 760s for an attractive price point, but the games out at the moment seem to be fine.

HARDOCP has an article with 670s 2GB and 4GB and they're basically equivalent, the only thing I've noticed is possibly a higher minimum framerate by a small percentage on the 4GB version, Yungbenny might be able to point you into the right direction since he has the setup to test.
Edited by TopicClocker - 3/17/14 at 1:53pm
post #123 of 198
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1080P 2GB appears to be golden, 1440P seems ok too which is surprising, i haven't got a 2GB SLI setup so I cant speak from experience, but from my research I'm yet to see a game choke on 2GB, apart from TitanFall which recently released, but that could be a different matter.
I'm waiting for newer titles like Watch Dogs, Witcher 3 and Arkham Knight to tell if the 2GB will become a problem in the future as I plan to SLI or grab a single card 8xx series that has the power of SLI 760s for an attractive price point, but the games out at the moment seem to be fine.

HARDOCP has an article with 670s 2GB and 4GB and they're basically equivalent, the only thing I've noticed is possibly a higher minimum framerate by a small percentage on the 4GB version, Yungbenny might be able to point you into the right direction since he has the setup to test.

sugar covered it in post #78. it isn't much about resolution but the amount AA used. in 1440, for example, there would not be any need of such high AA as opposed to using lower rez.
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post #124 of 198
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Oh now i see what the problem is, i didn't double check tongue.gif... What you are seeing is your shared system memory, not your dedicated video memory. I believe your Integrated GPU is messing with GPU-z, that's why you don't get a reading from your dedicated memory.

Your dedicated memory is what you are supposed to read not your shared (dynamic) memory. Your shared memory is a cache from your RAM that windows normally sets and uses if needed, and it can increase depending on how much ram you have installed.

Try disabling your IGPU in your BIOS and see if that makes a difference thumb.gif

8320's don't have Igpus dude, check my sig rig. tongue.gif Im using 2.0 as my gaming PC.
Dedicated has always showen up as 0, that's gpuz being dumb.
the dynamic has always show up as what vram is being used, I'm pretty sure its just a glitch.

I opened up AB and I noticed that the vram useage is close but not the same, AB reads vram almost 200mb less then what gpuz does, Im guessing AB doesn't read the background info that loads onto the vram?
I use about that 200mb difference of vram outside of gaming from the UI.

Also, the stuttering comes up when GPUZ hits above 2gb, regardless of what AB is saying.
I just hit 2.1gb in gpuz in a giant firefight and it never went above 2gb on AB OSD, it was at 1950 at the same time gpuz said 2.1gb


OCing mem to 1600 didn't help with vram usage, just a fyi.
Edited by Sadmoto - 3/17/14 at 2:42pm
     
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So with me using like 2x AA with a 22" 1080p and going to 27" 1440p and no AA will most likely be equal? The thing is though, is 1440p enough alone to get most of the jaggies gone
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post #126 of 198
22" 1080p is pretty finely pitched (about 100ppi) so the 1440p 27" at 1440p and around 110ppi will look better but not dramatically better.

At least not as better as comparing to a 24 or 27 1080p panel.
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So with me using like 2x AA with a 22" 1080p and going to 27" 1440p and no AA will most likely be equal? The thing is though, is 1440p enough alone to get most of the jaggies gone

pretty much user preference. at 1440, some will settle for no AA others . . . they have to use 2. i jump from a 1GB card (6870) to a 3GB card and now a 4GB card. i know that the 1GB card gave me issues in BF3. i think 2 is plenty for awhile, especially with the promise of DX 12.
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So with me using like 2x AA with a 22" 1080p and going to 27" 1440p and no AA will most likely be equal? The thing is though, is 1440p enough alone to get most of the jaggies gone

I've found at 1440p, the most AA I've needed was 2x.

At 1080p, AA was at 4x minimum and sometimes 8x if I could run it.

Played Metro Last Light this weekend with all settings maxed and AA off, 1440p. Just over 1.2 gb according to precision-x.
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Thanks for the replies all, I haven't experience 1440p yet so I'm not sure what to expect, but I know the ppi is more and that's always good, I know the jaggies would be more if I was just going from a 22' to 27" but staying at 1080p
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So with me using like 2x AA with a 22" 1080p and going to 27" 1440p and no AA will most likely be equal? The thing is though, is 1440p enough alone to get most of the jaggies gone

If you're talking performance wise, it won't.. 1440p would be more demanding, if you'er talking looks wise, 1440 would look better with no AA vs x2AA on 1080p


Edited by Yungbenny911 - 3/17/14 at 2:59pm
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