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Graphics 2x GTX 680 4GB. VRAM usage in games.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-44432, 18 Apr 2012.

  1. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    I think it's OcUK that supply the Haribo, as I got some with my waterblocks. Scan sent me some Ipod Nano covers with the 680's. Although they're not much good to me.
     
  2. PabloFunky

    PabloFunky What's a Dremel?

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    Im tempted to go out and buy some haribo to see if i get a couple of free 680 cards.

    Nice one.
     
  3. Guest-44432

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    About the same, as it only uses 970MB VRAM at 1920x1080.

    Crysis 2. Maxed with HD Texture pack. 16x AF 16xQ, CSAA. 2560x1600.

    I've been playing a few demanding games, and have noticed the VRAM usage is a lot less than the GTX 580 3GB. Playing BF3 on one my my favourite maps Kharg Island for example - With my 580's, I was hitting upto 2.4GB VRAM usage, but with my GTX 680 4GB on the same level and settings, I was only hitting 1.9GB VRAM usage.

    Crysis 2 is the same, as in this level, as before I was hitting upto 2.8GB VRAM usage, but as you can see from the Pic's, I'm lucky to get over 2.5GB VRAM usage.

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  4. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Yes the Kepler cards definitely seem to manage memory better than their Fermi predecessors. Could you post up some BF3 screenshots when you've got a minute?

    Cheers.
     
  5. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    Nice cards! This thread reminds me why I should have stuck with EVGA and their step-up program.
     
  6. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Try Metro 2033 maybe?
     
  7. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    heard huang flew his jet with the afterburner on into bangkok after seeing this thread
     
  8. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    BF3 benchs please simon!!

    Would love to know the difference between a single 4gb and a single 2gb.

    It will help me (and probably many others) make their next GPU purchase decisions!
     
  9. Guest-44432

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    I get home tomorrow night, so I will get some benches up on Tuesday. :)
     
  10. Guest-44432

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    BF3 Ultra Setting with 4xMSAA 2560x1600.

    Seems like the GTX 680's don't use as much VRAM as the GTX 580 Classy's.

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  11. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Consistent 2064MB-ish. Hardly seems worth paying for that extra 2GB when you only seem to need another 192MB, huh?
     
  12. Guest-44432

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    Another way to look at it. If it's maxing out the VRAM of a 2GB card now in the most popular titles. How long will it be before you have to turn settings down on new games?

    Batman Arkham city

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  13. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I think we all know you'll have new cards by then! :thumb:
     
  14. rollo

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    Intresting to never see usage above 70-80% in those screens wonder if bf3 is really pushing the cards to the max
     
  15. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    I think a reference gtx 680 4gb and waterblock will be my next gpu purchase. Just need to decide when really, the gtx 480 is managing at my res for now in most stuff.
     
  16. Guest-44432

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    My 4GB cards will now do me till Maxwell, as the jump up to these, was IMO a waste of money. -But hey ho...:)

    You are looking at the wrong figures. :)

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    Tough one! :)
     
  17. recta

    recta What's a Dremel?

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    hello,sorry for my english can you try metro 2033 (frontline benchmark) setting :
    2560*1440 or 2560*1600
    direct x11
    quality very high
    no AAA
    texture filtering =AF 16x
    Dof = on

    Thanks you :)
     
  18. Guest-44432

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    Yep, will do it tomorrow, when I get home from my short break. It will be at 2560x1600 with/without 4xMSAA.:)
     
  19. feathers

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    Can you try secret of monkey island and wing commander too?
     
  20. Guest-44432

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    Can test Pac Man as well, just to make sure the 4GB VRAM, isn't going to limit the FPS. :D
     

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