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Is 3Gb enough VRAM for BF4 at 1440p?

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My 2GB gtx 670s struggle with Battlefield 4 at 1440p whenever I get close to 90% resolution scale or more, and I dont even have AA on. I was thinking of picking up a couple of gtx 780s maybe but I know they only got 3Gb vram. Is this enough to max BF4 out? What about upping the resolution scale past 100% and turning AA on?

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It will be fine as long as you keep scaling resolution at 100% and maybe keep MSAA either at x2 or off.
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My 2GB gtx 670s struggle with Battlefield 4 at 1440p whenever I get close to 90% resolution scale or more, and I dont even have AA on. I was thinking of picking up a couple of gtx 780s maybe but I know they only got 3Gb vram. Is this enough to max BF4 out? What about upping the resolution scale past 100% and turning AA on?

thanks

I play BF4 @ 1440p with the Ultra Preset. I turn down AA to 2x but everything else stays the same as the Ultra preset. Resolution scale is @ 100%. I generally stay above 60fps but I am not monitoring that or my VRAM 100% of the time. My specs are in my sig but its a 2500k @ 5Ghz and the 7970 @ 1100/1700. Hope this helps and others can chime in for ya.
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my xfire 7970s near 3gb with mantle still. it still will not max it out though.

i run 110 resolution on ultra no AA.
when mantle is off they run about 2.5gbs give or take
 
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At 1440p yes! Even without AA it looks nice. It also depends on your game style, do you like a constant 70+? Be 3GB is enough for 4K but it matters on power and if you want it to be high+/ultra
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Yes plenty, I play it at 5760x1080 on 2 290x with every setting maxed and res scale at 125% around 60 fps, and it shows only about 3Gb on afterburner.
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3GB should be fine even at 4x MSAA
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3gb is enough even with scale (DX)
Edited by jmcosta - 4/17/14 at 11:09am
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thanks guys, I think I will wait it out a little and see what the GTX 800 series brings. Truth to be told I probably wont gain much from upgrading my 670s and 780 sli is a little expensive for me.

@EVGA Jacob are the 780 classified binned chips? They seem to all overclock really well like 1300mhz+
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I play @1080p with 180% res scale and vram is at ~2.9GB

So yes 3GB is plenty enough @1440p and 4xAA.
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