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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;12800440 
To summarize: Stating that new GPUs will stutter and lag on 1920x1080 because they have only 1Gb Vram is incorrect. This would lead to the assumption that you need 2Gb Vram in order to play smooth at that res, which is also incorrect.

There are 2 bright examples in the beginning of the page- mine and Axel's.

EDIT: Your example (the one from the review) is only notable if System RAM (their is only 2Gb) is full. If you have 4Gb Sys RAM + 1Gb Vram, you won't (shouldn't) (noone else does) notice any lag or stuttering.

My old 512mb 4870 struggled and stuttered it's ass off when running the Clear Sky benchmark on Ultra.. And so did my 5850 in places.

ALL games, with or without texture packs have shown a big improvement in smoothness!!! when running with 2Gb over 1Gb
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My 570 is even (sometimes faster/slower) then a 2GB 6970 overall at 2560 X 1600, so there isn't much edge there unless youre using several monitors Eyefinity/3D SV.
This is one advantage.

Games themselves are another story.
I think the amount of VRAM usage by games is in fact going up.
GTA4 will swallow it up hole, as will MMORPGS and some other titles.

So with that being said, I have 1280MB of VR and I think its just enough if you want to game out at 1080P. Its not just one reason that you need a good amount of VRAM in some cases now, not to mention headroom. You always want plenty of breathing room with any type of virtual storage.
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Is 1GB of VRAM enough for 1080p gaming - absolutly not imo, not even close!

I mean c'mon Nvidia - people are paying HUGE amounts of money for these cards, giving them 1gb-1.5gb is a joke (and not a funny one). I'm currently using 1.3gb of VRAM @1080p and it's a pityful amount of memory for £300+ worth of hardware, about half my games (usually the more modern ones) need more VRAM.

It was the primary reason i've currently got my Phantom 570 listed for sale atm (going to get 560 2gb Sli soon enough:))

LOTS of games currently use more than 1GB VRAM - too many to name, and LOTS more are going to in the future!

Thank god for companies like Palit, because Nvidia themselves would ring every penny out of you, for the smallest amount of performance they could get away with offering.

I mean seriously people 1GB VRAM for a 560 - truely honestly pathetic! Bit of a shame because GF114 has a lot of potential.
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EDIT: Nvm, i said enough already, just read smile.gif
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Company of hero's 4.

1920x1080 with 4xMSAA ~ 995mb!! RAM jumps over 1Gb mark in certain levels and on screen action.

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Originally Posted by almighty15;12800494 
My old 512mb 4870 struggled and stuttered it's ass off when running the Clear Sky benchmark on Ultra.. And so did my 5850 in places.

ALL games, with or without texture packs have shown a big improvement in smoothness!!! when running with 2Gb over 1Gb

Yes, this is all due to the change of VRAM, and not the fact that you have a card that is 25% faster than the one you had previously. baaasmiley.gif
    
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AVP : 1920x1200, Maxxed with NO anti-aliasing

1.5Gb VRAM usage! Again grows in more texture intensive levels.

avpdx112011010520162639.jpg
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Originally Posted by lyster;12800503 
Is 1GB of VRAM enough for 1080p gaming - absolutly not imo, not even close!
I disagree.
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Originally Posted by lyster;12800503 
I mean c'mon Nvidia - people are paying HUGE amounts of money for these cards, giving them 1gb-1.5gb is a joke (and not a funny one). I'm currently using 1.3gb of VRAM @1080p and it's a pityful amount of memory for £300+ worth of hardware, about half my games (usually the more modern ones) need more VRAM.al.
1.3GB SLi GTX 570's will destroy 2GB SLi GTX 560 Ti's.
1080P/1200p and 1600P.
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;12800591 
Yes, this is all due to the change of VRAM, and not the fact that you have a card that is 25% faster than the one you had previously. baaasmiley.gif

I had crossfire 5850's before this 6970 so i had more power previously...
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Originally Posted by almighty15;12800593 
AVP : 1920x1200, Maxxed with NO anti-aliasing

1.5Gb VRAM usage! Again grows in more texture intensive levels.

avpdx112011010520162639.jpg

That's RAM usage, not VRAM usage.

Moving along...
    
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