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IMO there is more evidence against that than for it. Most people are testing older games that may not be programmed to make use of the full 4GB. Games like Shadow of Mordor are included in some of these tests and has been disproven immediately. I've done my own tests on newer games and also disproven this - FC4, ACU, LotF, DAI, hell even South Park SOT got passed 3.5!

Personally I don't think people spreading this stuff are telling us the full story with there testing. Every time a thread about this has been started on OCN it's been disproven and then the people making these threads just go and make another one. A good example of a recent counter is in the thread you listed at this post:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1535502/gtx-970s-can-only-use-3-5gb-of-4gb-vram-issue/30#post_23401580

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IMO there is more evidence against that than for it. Most people are testing older games that may not be programmed to make use of the full 4GB. Games like Shadow of Mordor are included in some of these tests and has been disproven immediately. I've done my own tests on newer games and also disproven this - FC4, ACU, LotF, DAI, hell even South Park SOT got passed 3.5!

Personally I don't think people spreading this stuff are telling us the full story with there testing. Every time a thread about this has been started on OCN it's been disproven and then the people making these threads just go and make another one. A good example of a recent counter is in the thread you listed at this post:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1535502/gtx-970s-can-only-use-3-5gb-of-4gb-vram-issue/30#post_23401580

Note how posts like TopicClocker's are simply ignored.
Good to know then. Slightly disappointing for skyrim if it can only use 3.5 since i was hoping for 4g for all the mods.
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i can hit 3700mb on Mordor without lagging, close enough, there is a difference between the 970 ram and the 980 ram, it hasn't been an issue so far, i'm only on 1920x1200 though, i would go sli for 1400p+ anyway.
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Good to know then. Slightly disappointing for skyrim if it can only use 3.5 since i was hoping for 4g for all the mods.

Skyrim can be patched to use 4GB ram, there's a few out there, it was a limitation with the game (again ignored by those threads).
Some of these patches crash but there are some good ones around too. That being said my fiancé is playing Skyrim on a G1 and hitting 3.8-4.0 without the mod.
There may be a driver issue with the latest one, something else ignored by some of those thread starters - I was asking about it's relation to something else earlier but it could also be related.

All this is my opinion I guess, but there is more info stacking against there argument than for if you look at the whole picture, as far as I'm concerned.
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i can hit 3700mb on Mordor without lagging, close enough, there is a difference between the 970 ram and the 980 ram, it hasn't been an issue so far, i'm only on 1920x1200 though, i would go sli for 1400p+ anyway.
Well i just hope in next year so if games starting using full 4g to run ultra texture im not limited by my 970 to not run ultra textures.
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Well i just hope in next year so if games starting using full 4g to run ultra texture im not limited by my 970 to not run ultra textures.

it could but the chances of the requirement falling between 3700mb-4000mb is slim, it's not like the 980 has 6gb ram to begin with, i wouldn't worry about it
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And keep in mind, if you look back, that the same people making these threads first argued that out cards didn't physically have 4GB of ram and 0.5 of it was a fake dummy module lol. How that would work I don't even know.
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And keep in mind, if you look back, that the same people making these threads first argued that out cards didn't physically have 4GB of ram and 0.5 of it was a fake dummy module lol. How that would work I don't even know.

I remember that, some asked them if they had their Tin-Foil Hats on. smile.gif
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What does Amazon do if you want to return a card in for a refund? Do they try to make you pay for the game code they send you? My GTX 970 is trash and would like my money back. Keeps black screening on me on stock levels. Rather keep my 280x after all the hours I did to make it work....

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What does Amazon do if you want to return a card in for a refund? Do they try to make you pay for the game code they send you? My GTX 970 is trash and would like my money back. Keeps black screening on me on stock levels. Rather keep my 280x after all the hours I did to make it work....

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make sure you point out that the card is not working, i usually have no problem returning anything to amazon, mobos, cpu once even, ram and vid cards. Which version of the card did you get?
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