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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
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    No, i believe it's still not enough
  • 18% (10)
    I'm still on the fence
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post #31 of 198
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

I never claimed that skyrim was an analog for future games. I merely pointed out that there are real world situations where 2GB is not enough and its not like you need to do insane modding to get skyrim over 2GB, just bumping up the shadows form 4k to 8k will increase the memory foot print by quite a lot.

Once you get in to surround gaming or indeed 4k then memory does become a far bigger issue and there are more then a few un-modded games that will go over 2GB when gaming at triple 1080p.

The point is people need to be aware that even though for 98% gamers 2GB is plenty there is the remaining 2% that do need more. Depending on what type gaming you are going to do dictates what kind of hardware is required. Mostly people just need to understand when more then 2GB is needed and when it is not.

Changed the percentages. I'd say a majority of gamers don't mod to the point of going over 2GB. Largely because a majority of games don't really have high end hardware to begin with.
 
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Up to 1440x900 1gb is enough
Up to 1920x1200 2gb are enough
Up to 3840x2160 3gb are enough
5670x1200+ 4gb+ are enough
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2242298
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5760x1200 has fewer pixels than 3840x2160. Why would it need more RAM?
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5760x1200 has fewer pixels than 3840x2160. Why would it need more RAM?

lol, some people failed maths class tongue.gif
Hitman Absolution 5120x2160 ULTRA settings No MSAA (Click to show)


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5760x1080p = 6,220,800 (6.2 MP)

5120x2160p = 11,059,200 (11.0 MP)


the resolution i am testing these games at is almost double the resolution of a tripple 1080p monitor setup. I would like you to state those games that would go over 2GB, so i see if i can test them at 5120x2160p thumb.gif

Well I'm going mostly on memory here but as I recall some of the games are

Crysis 3
Cyrsis 2 (with official high res/DX11patch)
Max Payne 3
Batman: Arkham City
Bioshock infinite

Thous are the ones I can think of the top of my head (though I'm sure there are more). A lot of thees sit right at the edge of 2GB when gaming @ 5760x1080p so you might get away with 4xmsaa but not 8x ect. Really AA is a big thing as it scales with resolution. In some ways that makes 5760x1080p more problematic to run compared to an average 4k setup as you tend to need less AA with an moderately sized 4k monitor/TV.

Also do keep in mind when testing that vram issues might not be apparent right away as in some games textures are loaded on demand but not flushed right away so the game might run fine for 1-2 minutes and then stutter for a bit run fine for another 1-2 minutes and so on as well as the fact that some areas situations use more and others less.
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Changed the percentages. I'd say a majority of gamers don't mod to the point of going over 2GB. Largely because a majority of games don't really have high end hardware to begin with.

Fair enough. I wasn't really being to literal with thous in the first place, just trying to get an point across. Does it really mater if I say nine times out of ten, 90% or 98%. At the end of the day we are both still essentially pulling thous numbers out of our respective behinds. Point was that 2GB is enough most of the time but not always.
    
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Fair enough. I wasn't really being to literal with thous in the first place, just trying to get an point across. Does it really mater if I say nine times out of ten, 90% or 98%. At the end of the day we are both still essentially pulling thous numbers out of our respective behinds. Point was that 2GB is enough most of the time but not always.

Haha, yeah, at least to an extent. I tried to base it pretty loosely off the Steam hardware survey.
 
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my graphics card is better because it has more vram! ignore all the other terrible things about it! <- 99% of posts i see these days.


no time to read atm but a quick glance at the thread and it looks interesting, subbing to read later.
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Well I'm going mostly on memory here but as I recall some of the games are

Crysis 3
Cyrsis 2 (with official high res/DX11patch)
Max Payne 3
Batman: Arkham City
Bioshock infinite

Thous are the ones I can think of the top of my head (though I'm sure there are more). A lot of thees sit right at the edge of 2GB when gaming @ 5760x1080p so you might get away with 4xmsaa but not 8x ect. Really AA is a big thing as it scales with resolution. In some ways that makes 5760x1080p more problematic to run compared to an average 4k setup as you tend to need less AA with an moderately sized 4k monitor/TV.

Also do keep in mind when testing that vram issues might not be apparent right away as in some games textures are loaded on demand but not flushed right away so the game might run fine for 1-2 minutes and then stutter for a bit run fine for another 1-2 minutes and so on as well as the fact that some areas situations use more and others less.

C'mon, Crysis? That's the exception, not the rule. Still, if those are only "sitting on the edge" of 2GB, then that means 1GB should be just shy of 1440p's requirement assuming it scales linearly (and that 1.25GB should be just barely sufficient). So... Wow. That might explain why 8800GTXs can still run modern games on medium-high settings @ 60FPS at the cost of antialiasing. 512MB is still enough for 1080p in general apparently.

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While 2GB of VRAM is OK for most situations I have to tell you there are a few where 3+ would be much better. While playing modded skyrim at 1080p I see my vram usage hover around 2.5 GB used on my 7950.
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