GTX 980 Ti same memory problem as GTX 970?

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  1. Helpful

    Helpful Master Guru

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    Anyone else having constant crashes in games even after updating to "Hotfix" 353.38. I tested GTX 980 Ti with Nais Benchmark and with vRamBandWidthTest-guru3d. Both tests give fails after 5.2GB RAM.

    Please, is anyone else seeing this aberrant behavior?
     
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    Threads like these are not very helpful. Pun intended.
     
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    If others have the same problem then those tests can help define it. If not, then I have a fundamentally defective card that needs RMA
     
  4. lexer98

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    You need to run the benchmark in headless mode to get valid results, because some vMemory is used by Windows (AERO)
     

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    Thanks Lex, I did ..so must be bad RAM on this particular card, I am thinking.
     
  6. CPC_RedDawn

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    I thought it was common knowledge that the 980Ti has the same memory config as the 970.
     
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    That would be incorrect, the 980Ti does not have the same issue. It has access to the full 6gb at fullspeed.
     
  8. Witcher29

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    Try to get a hold on, on the videogame lords of fallen then u should not have to worry if it works just fine, because that game eat your vram like mcdonalds orders.
     
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  9. SuperAverage

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    That 5.2 number could very possibly be a bad VRAM chip or controller, I don't know.

    I'm mostly unfamiliar with the programs you are using to "test" the VRAM.

    I suppose 5.2 could be one bad chip (5.5GB, plus the ~.3GB required for windows), but maybe not, I sorta figured ram was used in more evenly distributed addresses across the RAM chips than just filling up one then moving to the next.

    I guess try to find a program to fill the VRAM that is easier to understand the output of than those two programs (wasn't one designed to show the flaw of the 970's 3.5+.5GB?)
     

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