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I think I am about to make a purchase of a Asus Direct CU II 570 and was wondering if it's 1.25GB of VRAM will be enough for things like Obvilion with lots of texture mods or similar at 1920x1080? I currently don't play any really demanding games processing power wise so I know the GPU will be powerful enough (even a 560 would probably be enough but I want more than 1GB and don't really like the Palit 2GB) but would like to have enough VRAM headroom for things like modded Oblivion, modded Skyrim when it comes out, DA2 with it's high res texture pack, GTA IV with increased draw distance and other things like that as well as have a little more headroom for when games in the future use more VRAM in general. This is important to me because I feel mods are one of the big things that sets PC gaming apart from consoles and this will be my first really capable gaming machine and I don't want to miss out on the things that make PC gaming special. Thanks in advance for any help.
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I think 1.25gb of vram will be plently even for oblivion with intense mods. I've done several mods with just 512mb and there are several stutters here and there, but 1.25 should handle it no problem.

There are mods out there that reduces stuttering issues if thats your concern.
    
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I think 1.25gb of vram will be plently even for oblivion with intense mods. I've done several mods with just 512mb and there are several stutters here and there, but 1.25 should handle it no problem.

There are mods out there that reduces stuttering issues if thats your concern.
I had it running with a bunch of mods on CF 4870's on only 512MB. A 570 will have no problem.
    
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It will be enough. My card only has 1gb vram and I have the main graphical ehancements and texture packs installed in oblivion and it runs fine. I use Oblivion stutter remover too which limits the fps to 30 and keeps the game running smooth.
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For 1080p its more than enough.
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Ram has little to do with performance unless you are using multi monitor and or high resolution set up. All cards today come with plenty of ram for 1080p gaming.
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1.25 is enough for most games out there today under 1600p. The only games I max out Vram on are modded Crysis, Metro 2033, and Stalker: CoP.
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You guys aren't taking into consideration the high resolution texture packs which actually eat loads of vram. If you dont have enough vram it will cause the game to stutter badly whilst it has to change out textures in the vram.
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Ram has little to do with performance unless you are using multi monitor and or high resolution set up. All cards today come with plenty of ram for 1080p gaming.
The amount of ram has a lot to do with performance as its not just the textures, but also the AA which eats load of memory for the calculations.
Even at 1080p.
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You guys aren't taking into consideration the high resolution texture packs which actually eat loads of vram. If you dont have enough vram it will cause the game to stutter badly whilst it has to change out textures in the vram.
Well that depends on the game.
Some games require a lot more as the load a crap load of textures, while others have almost the same graphics, but load a lot less textures.

For oblivion or games with similar engine, the 570 DCII is just fine.
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