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Once again, they don't let you set the max possible graphics if you have 4GB. So if you want max settings, it is needed to have 6 or 8GB GPU.

I never said it did let you anywhere, the point is that the "ultra textures" are pretty much placebo unless you like to pixel peep alot. If anyone said you can see the difference any other way than peeping they're a liar. Using more VRAM for the sake of doing so with no tangible benefit is stupid
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I never said it did let you anywhere, the point is that the "ultra textures" are pretty much placebo unless you like to pixel peep alot. If anyone said you can see the difference any other way than peeping they're a liar. Using more VRAM for the sake of doing so with no tangible benefit is stupid

Ah, I understand. Maybe there is a visible difference in 4K? Anyway, even if those games don't have visible difference between max and 1 notch lower, future games may have, and if it is now considered acceptable for a game to say "You don't have enough VRAM for this setting, reverting to Very High", surely future games will make use of that.
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Ah, I understand. Maybe there is a visible difference in 4K? Anyway, even if those games don't have visible difference between max and 1 notch lower, future games may have, and if it is now considered acceptable for a game to say "You don't have enough VRAM for this setting, reverting to Very High", surely future games will make use of that.

The likelihood of Polaris being able to run those games on very high and maintain the desired 60fps is incredibly low. They're mid range cards and having 8gb of RAM is nice but when it becomes really necessary they'll be so outclassed by required shader power the point becomes moot. The biggest advantage the 8gb models have is the VRam speed not the amount, I wish the 4gb had 2000 MHz ram instead of 1750mhz.
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The likelihood of Polaris being able to run those games on very high and maintain the desired 60fps is incredibly low. They're mid range cards and having 8gb of RAM is nice but when it becomes really necessary they'll be so outclassed by required shader power the point becomes moot. The biggest advantage the 8gb models have is the VRam speed not the amount, I wish the 4gb had 2000 MHz ram instead of 1750mhz.

I believe that depends entirely on the user. You say "The likelihood ... to run ... on very high ... 60fps is incredibly low", and that is true. However, not every graphics option puts a strain on the VRAM. I, for example, love to set textures to maximum, and then disable blur, DOF, chromatic aberration, maybe even lower shadows and models, and if the game allows - raise the res scale to 150% and use SMAA. That means less load on the GPU and more load on the VRAM. In this scenario I see some games that my 4GB 470 can run perfectly, but lacks the VRAM capacity. It's a very specific scenario, but we must always keep in mid that this is a PC we're talking about, graphic settings are not just a slider - low/med/high/vhigh/ultra. There's a lot to tweak, and more than 4GB VRAM would allow users like me to set the options as they prefer.
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I think even 2GiB is fine for 1080p gaming IF you're not a graphics pixel-level enthusiast, most common non gamer people won't even notice the difference in medium to ultra textures, most elitist PC gamers want to have all available settings on ULTRA for moslty bragging rights wheee.gifbiggrin.gif
     
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I think even 2GiB is fine for 1080p gaming IF you're not a graphics pixel-level enthusiast, most common non gamer people won't even notice the difference in medium to ultra textures, most elitist PC gamers want to have all available settings on ULTRA for moslty bragging rights wheee.gifbiggrin.gif

Again, it entirely depends on the user and his expectations. For LoL - yes, 2Gb is enough.
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sis kid bought a 4gb version.
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Again, it entirely depends on the user and his expectations. For LoL - yes, 2Gb is enough.

Before I got my RX480 I was playing Fo$ and some other games on lowest on a 1Gb card in the 30's range. That's still enough to play somewhat smoothly.
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Im going back to ati after 3-4 years with nvidia.

Whats the ranking of the best rx480 8gb?
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Can we see a pic of it mounted in the case?
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