Is vram requirements going up?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Mathiassen, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Mathiassen

    Mathiassen Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    GTX 680 2GB @1175/7124
    Since the next-gen consoles have 8 GB of vram. Can we presume that multi-platform games in the future are going to have textures and other dilldall to fill up those 8 GB?

    I´m asking this because the rumors for the next GTX 880 is 4 GB, which i think is extremely low considering the games that are going to come out. I think 6 GB should be the lowest on the new cards, at least top tier cards.
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    9,667
    Likes Received:
    1
    Graphics Card::
    R9 280X Vapor-X
    Damn, another Vram thread. This should be fun.
     
  3. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    GTX 1070 FTW 2113/8996
    There is going to be a 8gb version of the 880. So 4gb is not the only version. It depends on how high you have your graphics settings and what extra stuff you enable. Also the PS4 and Xbox one do not have dedicated Vram like PCs do.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  4. harkinsteven

    harkinsteven Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,778
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    GTX 1080
    The consoles have shared resources, i.e system and ram video ram and shared in the one single pool. PC's have system ram and vram as separate resources.
     

  5. Mathiassen

    Mathiassen Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    GTX 680 2GB @1175/7124
    Ah ok, but how high do you think we will go with the new games coming out? Since Watch Dogs was at 3,5 GB.
     
  6. mahanddeem

    mahanddeem Master Guru

    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    Gigabyte GTX1080 Xtreme G
    Yes but PS4 unified RAM architecture is made from GDDR5 memory, which is faster than PC DD3 memory
     
  7. xFiniti64

    xFiniti64 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    Matrix GTX780 Ti x2 sli
    Guys think. xbox 360 has 512mb how mach ram and vram you need play xbox 360 ports? Like Watch Dogs, is last generation port on next gen and pc. How about only next gen games...... Look what can do ps3 wth 256mb ram and 256mb vram :DDDDDD like the last of us.
     
  8. DesGaizu

    DesGaizu Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    JetStream 980 Ti 1400MHz
    Nope VRAM requirements are the same as they were in 1996.

    4MB should be fine.
     
  9. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    GTX 1070 FTW 2113/8996
    Um I think you have it backwards. Watch Dogs is current generation they just dumbed down the graphics for the last gen consoles. Also Watch Dogs is more than 720p on PS4 @ 900p and just barely on Xbox one @792p. Also on PC it is a poor port of the current gen console version.
     
  10. eclap

    eclap Banned

    Messages:
    31,511
    Likes Received:
    1
    Graphics Card::
    Palit GR 1080 2000/11000
    Yes, the vram requirements are going up. They have been ever since I remember.
     

  11. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,309
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    Tri-fire 290x Qnix 120Hz
    Yeah it's safe to assume they will always increase not decrease
     
  12. keasy

    keasy Banned

    Messages:
    549
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    d1cK
    We will need more without a doubt.

    As the console led video games market increasingly and lazily ignores optimising games on the PC platform with half hearted ports, we will have to rely on sheer grunt, and that means the more of anything the merrier.
     
  13. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    GTX 1080Ti FTW3 SLI
    It's going up, just not as rapid as some would have you believe. For example comments like 8GB as a minimum is laughable imo.
     
  14. Mathiassen

    Mathiassen Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    GTX 680 2GB @1175/7124
    Of course it´s always increasing, but i´m thinking about the rate of it. I´m asking because of the new consoles. We´ve had the same old 360 and ps3 for many years. And the second we get the new consoles games like Watch Dogs take up 3 GB. No games i´ve played before have had that type of requirement. Vram has until now just been a second thought and was just something you needed much if you were going for higher resolutions.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014
  15. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    5,565
    Likes Received:
    1
    Graphics Card::
    Fury X - XL2420T(Z)@144Hz
    Don't underestimate 4MB of vram. It allowed me to have 1600x1200@24bpp frame buffer back then.
     

  16. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    GTX 1070 FTW 2113/8996
    Well look at it this way if you are a PC gaming enthusiast and need to game at max settings at resolutions beyond 1080p for every new game that comes out then yes Vram is going to be increasing at pretty good rate compared to someone who wants to game at 1080p at max settings for every new game that comes out. Mind you that the new consoles are very limited because the 8GB is combined between Vram and standard RAM in a pool like another poster had said.
     
  17. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graphics Card::
    GTX 1080Ti FTW3 SLI
    Some games will take advantage of more resources but doesn't translate to needing more. Honestly Watch Dogs has come up in every single VRAM debate and the game is broken when it comes to texture management/streaming. Even titans reproduced the same issues as "VRAM limited" cards.
    We'll know more when Witcher 3 comes out imo, I wouldn't worry too much as DirectX is moving towards unified memory anyway.
     

Share This Page