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#61ClouddxPosted 12/29/2013 12:27:30 AM
Quote:The game will use More simply because their is more available for it to consume, obviously.
@ricosan1988

Right which has 0 affect on in game performance. So have 2 or 4 doesn't really matter for BF4
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#62killkountPosted 12/29/2013 12:31:37 AM
ricosan1988 posted...
The game will use More simply because their is more available for it to consume, obviously.


Just like it's obvious which "there" is the correct one to use.
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#63DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/29/2013 12:34:52 AM
ricosan1988 posted...
Whether having max aa is worth it is subjective. I think it looks great


Curious... Do you even know how MSAA is done? Having 8 different samples per pixel area only changes the shades of those pixels vs 4 samples in extreme cases and generally has very little effect on the final image.

http://www.tested.com/tech/pcs/1194-how-to-choose-the-right-anti-aliasing-mode-for-your-gpu/
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#64DarkZV2BetaPosted 12/29/2013 12:39:42 AM
ricosan1988 posted...
All boils down to what you want out of your game, and how graphically intensive they are. 2gbs is enough to get by for a while, but others may crave more. I wanted to specifically Max bf4 at 60fps, and maximum aliasing, and to do that, I needed aleast 3gb of vram.

With the 290, during intense Action with explosions, shadows, and many players on screen, very seldomely will I see a dip in fps. The lowest I have ever seen is 55. The only reason I got the card was to Max bf4 with aliasing, granted I also play many games which are much less demanding such as csgo and terraria


No, you didn't.
Video memory is one of those things that tends to fill up even when it's not necessary. Redundant assets are left behind all the time, and make no performance impact over being flushed or overwritten. This has been demonstrated time and again for years.
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#65ricosan1988Posted 12/29/2013 12:44:35 AM
I was not able to even come close to maxing out bf4 on my 7870 GHz oc'd so I don't know how anyone believes that such a thing is possible

I upgraded my card specifically to max bf4, as I could see that my 2gb card was not enough. It's clear as day to me that it wasnt enough , so I'm not sure how anyone can try to say that it is.


I was able to play high with no aliasing, with fps regularly in the 40-47 area, and very noticeable slowdown during intense action

Now with new card, I can play ultra with max aliasing at more than 60fps even during the moist intense scenes with absolutely no slowdown.

So it's confusing, as for as someone stating that it can be maxed with 2gb, when I know from experience that it can't, numbers and tests aside
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#66ClouddxPosted 12/29/2013 1:34:01 AM(edited)
Lol dude, you're completely wrong. You know especially when you're saying numbers are lying. Your deluding yourself.

Your older GPU was also much weaker. It has nothing to do with the VRAM.

I see you're pretty new to this computer stuff; you should listen to people that know a little more than you do.
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#67DarkZV2BetaPosted 12/29/2013 12:49:19 AM
ricosan1988 posted...
I was not able to even come close to maxing out bf4 on my 7870 GHz oc'd so I don't know how anyone believes that such a thing is possible

I upgraded my card specifically to max bf4, as I could see that my 2gb card was not enough. It's clear as day to me that it wasnt enough , so I'm not sure how anyone can try to say that it is.


I was able to play high with no aliasing, with fps regularly in the 40-47 area, and very noticeable slowdown during intense action

Now with new card, I can play ultra with max aliasing at more than 60fps even during the moist intense scenes with absolutely no slowdown.

So it's confusing, as for as someone stating that it can be maxed with 2gb, when I know from experience that it can't, numbers and tests aside


You didn't come close to maxing out BF4 on your 7870 because 7870 is barely better than a GTX660.
Video memory had nothing to do with it.
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#68ricosan1988Posted 12/29/2013 12:50:58 AM
killkount posted...
ricosan1988 posted...
The game will use More simply because their is more available for it to consume, obviously.


Just like it's obvious which "there" is the correct one to use.


I'm swype texting on a phone so it types words incorrectly sometimes.

Yes I do know the difference between their and there, it is a homonym.
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#69DarkZV2BetaPosted 12/29/2013 12:53:24 AM
ricosan1988 posted...
killkount posted...
ricosan1988 posted...
The game will use More simply because their is more available for it to consume, obviously.


Just like it's obvious which "there" is the correct one to use.


I'm swype texting on a phone so it types words incorrectly sometimes.

Yes I do know the difference between their and there, it is a homonym.


Homophone*.
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#70EngineeringRacePosted 12/29/2013 9:58:01 AM
BF4 doesn't even look that good online...I don't understand why people care about the visuals of online games when they're almost always guaranteed to look worse than their single player counterparts.
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