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How much graphics card memory should I get?

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#1 Geekazoid

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:46 AM

Hey guys,

Going to be getting a custom PC built for me and I'm just wondering how much vRam I would need. I do video editing as a hobby with Sony Vegas Pro and edit 1080P video. I'm just trying to decide between getting a 1GB or 2GB graphics card. I would guess the obvious answer would be to go for the 2GB option. However I just would like to hear some opinions on what you giys think I would need.

To get a better idea of this I've added a poll to see what you guys think if you really don't wanna bother answering my question. But I would be most appreciative if you would take the time to do so.

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#2 Samskip

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:50 AM

Go with the 2GB, some games use more than 1GB when playing on 1080P, it also will be more futureproof.


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#3 Geekazoid

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:51 AM

Go with the 2GB, some games use more than 1GB when playing on 1080P, it also will be more futureproof.


Thanks for your help.

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#4 Yashrocks9

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:03 AM

if u do video editing @ 1080p then u shrely need 2gb of graphics

also the latest titles have starting exhausting the 1gb mark @ 1080p 



#5 Geekazoid

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:17 AM

if u do video editing @ 1080p then u shrely need 2gb of graphics
also the latest titles have starting exhausting the 1gb mark @ 1080p


Ahh okay, I did realise it'd be an obvious answer. I might add that when I was using Sony Vegas Pro 12 the video memory usage climbed dramatically from around 384MB to 960MB on my current system with a 1GB graphics card. So I do realise that 2GB is the better option but I still wanted an opinion on the matter.

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#6 Theo

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:20 AM

Oh how I miss G.Freeman! He would surely post here!

Get the 2 GB version and never really worry about vram anymore!

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#7 FluffyNuggets

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:57 AM

You will run into a VRAM bottleneck even in today's games with a 1GB card. Had a 1.2GB GTX 570 and I constantly ran into massive FPS drops because of the VRAM. 


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#8 david cassar

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:53 AM

2gb for 1080p is now a must. With a 1gb card the fps drops would be constant unless you would be running no aa whatsoever .  



#9 Jeremytroid

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:02 AM

I agree to go with 2GB, however only if it's on a high end card.

 

If your GPU has a 128-bit bus or lower, it's going to be very rare that you can use all 2GB due to the bottleneck. If you are in this situation then I would go 1GB if it's significantly cheaper ($20 or more.)

 

Since you're doing editing though, I assume it's going to be high end, in which case 2Gb would be the best option.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:46 AM

Oh how I miss G.Freeman! He would surely post here!

Get the 2 GB version and never really worry about vram anymore!

is that guy not here anymore?

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