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Originally Posted by twalsh;12801135 
more then 1gig VRAM does help IMO at 1080p obviously not as much as at higher res like 2560x1600 and eyefinity resolutions, but i have capped out my cards vram many times in GTA 4 it even tells me i dont have enough vram to max the game out and well since i have a 4870 crysis and metro 2033 run like a slide show if i turned it up enough to get above my vram

At what settings does Crysis fail?
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;12801306 
At what settings does Crysis fail?

He has a 23" monitor so I say 99% that it's 1920x1080.

Crysis Warhead, 1920x1200, 4xAA, DX10, All enthusiast settings.

Average VRAM usage is 1.2Gb

No anti-aliasing drops it down to 900Mb...Of course that does spike above 1Gb depending on what level you play...

Console ports can get away with cards with low VRAM but a decent PC game is really starting to push over 1Gb...
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He has a 23" monitor so I say 99% that it's 1920x1080.

Crysis Warhead, 1920x1200, 4xAA, DX10, All enthusiast settings.

Average VRAM usage is 1.2Gb

No anti-aliasing drops it down to 900Mb...Of course that does spike above 1Gb depending on what level you play...

Console ports can get away with cards with low VRAM but a decent PC game is really starting to push over 1Gb...

Still, twalsh,
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At what settings does Crysis fail?
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;12801451 
Still, twalsh,

Lmaoo...can't take the truth rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by almighty15;12801539 
Lmaoo...can't take the truth rolleyes.gif

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You're a funny dude. Do you know exactly his settings? Do you know exactly his FPS?
I'm not asking you, anyway. First of all its not polite. Second, how do you answer about other ppls experience on their own rigs??

What truth?? ROFL biggrin.gif
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no its not, with my GTX 580 i constantly see around 1.3gb used on even 1-2 year old games
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*shrugs* i run 3 19's in eye infinity max settings on crysis and it runs at great speeds maybe its your memory and timings and settings beyond that
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Is there any more information on this that I can read? I read the entire thread but it seems to be anecdote vs speculation.

I want to go with MSI Twinfrozr 560 TI over a 6950 2gb, but I plan on running dual monitor (windowed gaming on one) with 1920x1080 resolution yet I want to remain somewhat futureproof if games require more than 1gb of vram. It seems they are doing that now, however. Is there any actual facts on this matter?
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;12799819 
but actual RAM is dynamically allocated whenever Vram is not enough.

You've never experienced vram choking before.
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you gotta remember he was also talking about using texture packs, and those things do kill the Vram. I had this problem with fallout 3 on a HD4870 1Gb vram. And i couldnt play worth a damn at 1200p res(max of screen) so i had to play @ 720p res so there wasnt so much lag. But my rig is pretty much what my sig rig is now but with 8gb system mem, but that really doesnt matter since 8gb of bandwitdh vs 60gb+ just doesnt match too well when you are doing 2megapixels worth of data on the fly @ 30fps or more.
 
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