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Crysis with as many mods as I can throw on it only uses about 1100Mb Vram (I say only very lightly as this is Crysis XD)
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I've seen 1068 usage in BFBC2 with everything maxed and HBAO on, at 1080p.
    
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Eventually, something will. Oblivion, even modded, still doesn't use quite that much.




If you buy a new GPU though, 1GB is what games are using now... for any sort of future proofing, you'll want more VRAM.
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Not anytime soon. Now if it was 5760x1080, I need an extra gig of vram.
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
It's all the same engine, and oblivion when heavily modified is gorgeous, and uses a ton of vram and needs a lot of gpu power.
Say that to my HD5870, the 1GB VRAM goes full in no time due to open cities, QTP3, modified water, natural environments and better cities.

And yes, it does look gorgeous.
   
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I wish to try modded Oblivion, but do not wish to have the thought of needing another video card enter my mind.
    
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wont w7 just run into virtual vram or something if it exceeds the cards amount? Heck I just have used 1100mb on crysis now
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If you put a sexy picture of me as your background itll use about 10gb of vram! Sorry for pointless post btw
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Eventually, something will. Oblivion, even modded, still doesn't use quite that much.




If you buy a new GPU though, 1GB is what games are using now... for any sort of future proofing, you'll want more VRAM.
That is the thing though, I don't plan to sli, and I won't play my games unless i'm getting at least 40-60fps, so even if there was a game to come out that would use 1.5gb of vram, I would probably never see it because the game would be so demanding that I would turn the settings down and it would use less vram.

Is this a correct statement? If so, I think I might move down to a gtx 570, save myself some coin, and still have the gaming experience I want.
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How long are you going to keep it for? I mean if you're willing to step down to a 570 now, you'll probably be able to step up to whatever card is out when and if the games start needing more.

The 570 should be able to store any current game in vram, because it looks like the ones that go over a gig in extreme situations wouldn't do it by much.

However, sometimes games that need a ton of vRAM come out of nowhere. I remember when Quake4 came out it needed a lot more then any other game at the time, and people who had bought cards with lower overall memory were screwed for high settings.
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