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I honestly think I'm using a lot of V-RAM when I play. Idc if I'm at 1440x900 I still think I'm using tons since I usually have every game maxed out with full AA and AF.
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It is a bit weird. You'd think cards would be cranking out, especially with more VRAM natively - to support these higher resolutions.

When I play GTA IV max resolution, I still don't lag - even on this 1 GB ATI 5670. It is on High to very high settings as well.
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It is a bit weird. You'd think cards would be cranking out, especially with more VRAM natively - to support these higher resolutions.

When I play GTA IV max resolution, I still don't lag - even on this 1 GB ATI 5670. It is on High to very high settings as well.
Maybe. AMD realized this problem with the first gen of Eyefinity when ppl complained about systems choking. Nvidia... they're a little bit agnostic about it, even with the release of the 3gb 580, though I think it's an indirect admittance of a memory deficiency.
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Maybe. AMD realized this problem with the first gen of Eyefinity when ppl complained about systems choking. Nvidia... they're a little bit agnostic about it, even with the release of the 3gb 580, though I think it's an indirect admittance of a memory deficiency.
Eyefinity,SLi,crossfire,multiple monitors yes.For a single card at 1080p,not so much.Just because RAM usage can go above 1GB,does not mean the card would be slower with just 1Gb.
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Eyefinity,SLi,crossfire,multiple monitors yes.For a single card at 1080p,not so much.Just because RAM usage can go above 1GB,does not mean the card would be slower with just 1Gb.
Agreed to an extent.

If a game manages to consistently exceed 1GB of VRAM on a single 1080p display, the symptoms will be the same as it is for Eyefinity/Surround users: heavy texture swapping will cause stuttering and freezes. Currently, on a single 1080p display, the only real way to pull this off is to run at complete maximum settings (especially the highest level of AA) combined with running texture mods for your games.

This, of course, is a gross generalization as every game will be unique in its method of handling textures.
     
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Eyefinity,SLi,crossfire,multiple monitors yes.For a single card at 1080p,not so much.Just because RAM usage can go above 1GB,does not mean the card would be slower with just 1Gb.
You read what I wrote and didn't get it?

AMD raised the ram on their cards as a direct result of the user experience from the first generation of Eyefinity. 1Gb of vram is not enough to power 3 1080P monitors.

And if you hit the vram limit, your card gets choked and the fps drops off severely and there's JACK you can do about it except turn off/lower graphical features.
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You read what I wrote and didn't get it?

AMD raised the ram on their cards as a direct result of the user experience from the first generation of Eyefinity. 1Gb of vram is not enough to power 3 1080P monitors.

And if you hit the vram limit, your card gets choked and the fps drops off severely and there's JACK you can do about it except turn off/lower graphical features.
Re-read what he wrote. He said for a single display 1GB is going to be enough, but for multi-displays it won't be.
     
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Re-read what he wrote. He said for a single display 1GB is going to be enough, but for multi-displays it won't be.
The point was my reply to someone asking why for ex. AMD raised the ram on their cards and why others didn't. There's a direct correlation between the first gen of Eyefinity and the boost in the second gen cards.

Who brought up 1gb cards being enough? That wasn't the point. And to play this line, if 1gb is enough why are all the high end nvidia cards over 1gb vram, and why'd they make a 3gb vram card? Does anyone really think nvidia is going to continue to gimp their cards with 1.28gb ram in the next gen? Really?
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If you have at least a 1GB card yes. I have mine set to min 1024 and max 1024 and can play any game with no problem.
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i play 1920x1200 with AA on my GTX 460 1 GB and its fine
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