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#3523344 - 02/21/12 01:25 PM RoF benefit from more video RAM???
Bandy Offline

Registered: 07/26/10
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Loc: Wishing I was in the La Cloche
Hello, hopefully a quick question...

Looking to order a new system and picking out the GPU. Is choosing more video RAM a benefit in the long run with RoF?
The video RAM is for handling textures etc right? Or is it for more screen realestate? I have a 26" 1920 x 1200, and won't be upgrading monitor any time soon unfortunately...

So, if I go with a GTX 560 2 GB card now will I be using the 2 GB?? I figure on doubling up with SLI down the road when the price comes down on the same card.

Or should I just go for a speedier card now, though already pushing my budget? The specs on a GTX 560 Ti do not seem to be all that different: core clock is 810 versus 822, and shader clock 1620 vs 1644, all else is the same... GTX 570 is $150 dollars more... too much frown .

Good advice sincerely appreciated!

EDIT: intersting take on 560 vs. 560 Ti

Edited by Bandy (02/21/12 02:02 PM)
4x2.66 GHz Xeons, XFX 4870 1 GB, 11 GB DDR2 RAM, Win7 Pro x64, 120 GB OCZ Vertex2 (MLC, Sandforce)
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#3523390 - 02/21/12 02:50 PM Re: RoF benefit from more video RAM??? [Re: Bandy]
no105_mfu Offline

Registered: 02/22/04
Posts: 154
Loc: Dover, New Hampshire
I can't really speak to performance, since my current computer is an entirely new build but, on my old computer, with 2 1 GB GTX 280s in SLI, I could not max out the video settings in RoF without using 100%+ of my VRAM (I think 103% to be exact). The game wasn't playable at those settings but, other factors were certainly involved. As has been mentioned elsewhere, a game is only going to see the VRAM of one card in SLI (I either didn't catch the explanation for this or couldn't follow it but, this seems to reflect my experience). Now I'm running a GTX 580 with a 3 GB frame buffer. With everything maxed out I'm only utilizing 37% of my VRAM. That has to help.

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