Originally Posted by aambrozai
Do you think if games in 2011 and 2012 will need 3GB memory soon?
Games now need 3gb.
Look, with 2gb, try alt-tabbing out of your games. Does it happen instantly, with no significant hangs? Once on your desktop, can you open and operate other programs with ease? Do they run slowly?
With 2gb, everything (even the game itself) would slow to a crawl once ~1.6gb had been used. Alt-tabbing either took ages or crashed the game. Looking up something on the 'net while the game was running in another window was out of the question.
If these things are important to you, and if you play games that use more than 1-1.5gb, then 4gb is a must. If you don't mind your system being a one-trick pony, then 2gb is manageable, depending on which titles you play.