Why is it that major Tech Reviewers, and even AMD themselves, do not understand this simple concept of VRAM allocation vs actual VRAM usage? Seeing this misconception repeated over and over by people does sometimes get a little annoying. But when major tech reviewers on YouTube are out there conveying incorrect information to hundreds of thousands of people, saying "so and so card can't run this because of VRAM limitations" and "this card can", that's where I draw the line and feel something has to be said (not as if they will see this or it will have any influence on them).
I'm honestly not trying to turn this into a RTX 2080 vs Radeon Vii thread, because we have a ton of them going on already. This argument would apply exactly the same to ANY two cards that have different amount's of VRAM buffer. I'm simply trying to point out that some out there are spewing misinformation that is casing a particular product in a negative light, and that's wrong, whether it be Nvidia or AMD or anybody else.
Look at a chart that AMD produced themselves.
AMD quotes every one of these games as "needing" over 8GB of VRAM, yet every single one of those games, at maximum settings at 4K, run perfectly fine on an 8GB card. Now, is AMD really this stupid to not know the difference between usage vs allocation, or are they purposely misleading customers to think those games NEED more than 8GB of VRAM?
Just saw this video pop up this morning from that AdoredTV guy, Again, here's another spewing this VRAM usage nonsense in his review.
And that Kyle from Bitwit, with over 1.4 million subscribers? Yeah, he's on there spewing the same nonsense, saying GTA V NEEDS over 10GB of VRAM, RE2 using 16GB, etc.
This is just the tip of the cake. I won't bother posting more.
I'm simply asking, how long is this campaign of lies and misinformation going to continue? Why do I, a nobody, with no YouTube subscribers, no deep technical knowledge of GPU's, totally understand this, but people who are conveying information to millions of people, and even major companies like AMD, do not understand this?