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More RAM is an easy way to trick unsuspecting buyers into thinking it's a higher end card. People will innately think more is better.

No, more RAM is great for people who plan on doing CrossFire with lower-end cards.
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I have a 3gb 7950 now (probably going to whatever amd is going to release for around €350 when it comes out) but personally the only cases where vram become an issue at 1080p are mods.
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To max out the settings you need to have enough VRAM allocated.

Is there any kind of proof for the 4GB+ use/need?
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Is there any kind of proof for the 4GB+ use/need?

Yes, there has been solid proof since Crysis 3 came out, and some controversial evidence from before that. It does not apply to every situation, of course, but in certain very real scenarios, you need a lot of VRAM.

EDIT: A lot of the 4Gb proof came around the 3.5Gb 970 scandal, google that, you'll find interesting benches.
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Yes, there has been solid proof since Crysis 3 came out, and some controversial evidence from before that. It does not apply to every situation, of course, but in certain very real scenarios, you need a lot of VRAM.

EDIT: A lot of the 4Gb proof came around the 3.5Gb 970 scandal, google that, you'll find interesting benches.

I've been googling but having hard time finding any relevant stuff regarding needing that much. Everything is basically indicating the opposite. 970 is barely relevant in this case as it's a 4GB card with slow 0,5GB partition.
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I read around that back then, high ram amounts was pointless as the GPU 'then' wasn't fast enough to utilize it all anyway, so it all became "dead weight" on the card. If that was true, then today I'd say that cards are fast enough to utilize all of the 8GB RAM assuming the game demands a lot more.
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I've been googling but having hard time finding any relevant stuff regarding needing that much. Everything is basically indicating the opposite. 970 is barely relevant in this case as it's a 4GB card with slow 0,5GB partition.

Basically the rare cases when 4gb wont be enough your run out of gpu power before your limited by gb.
Its how the business works, peoples minds feels safer with 8gb vs 4gb now.
the 980ti is dead as it only has 6gb.
I know people sitting with 2gb cards and they do fine even today.
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Basically the rare cases when 4gb wont be enough your run out of gpu power before your limited by gb.
Its how the business works, peoples minds feels safer with 8gb vs 4gb now.
the 980ti is dead as it only has 6gb.
I know people sitting with 2gb cards and they do fine even today.

Ditto.
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post #29 of 79
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Basically the rare cases when 4gb wont be enough your run out of gpu power before your limited by gb.
Its how the business works, peoples minds feels safer with 8gb vs 4gb now.
the 980ti is dead as it only has 6gb.
I know people sitting with 2gb cards and they do fine even today.

Define "fine". I'm willing to bet none of them can max Witcher 3 on 4K.
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Define "fine". I'm willing to bet none of them can max Witcher 3 on 4K.

It's defined there - running out of computing power before running out of memory.
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