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Is 3 gigs of VRAM enough for next-gen 1440p gaming?

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August 11, 2013 11:35:39 AM

Im just wondering whether 3 gigs can handle next-gen gaming at 1440p. If not, how much will i need? And will it have a huge impact on frame rates? Thanks in advance.

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August 13, 2013 6:19:33 AM

DamasterGraphics said:
Im just wondering whether 3 gigs can handle next-gen gaming at 1440p. If not, how much will i need? And will it have a huge impact on frame rates? Thanks in advance.


3-4gb should be fine at the minute for 1440p gaming. You will lose frames compared to 1080p but that is unavoidable. There may be the odd game that catches it out and frames are a bit low but generally, 3gb should be fine :) 
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August 13, 2013 9:58:14 AM

MagnesiumDew said:
DamasterGraphics said:
Im just wondering whether 3 gigs can handle next-gen gaming at 1440p. If not, how much will i need? And will it have a huge impact on frame rates? Thanks in advance.


3-4gb should be fine at the minute for 1440p gaming. You will lose frames compared to 1080p but that is unavoidable. There may be the odd game that catches it out and frames are a bit low but generally, 3gb should be fine :) 


Yes, but by how much frame rates will games drop because of VRAM?

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August 21, 2013 4:25:50 AM

DamasterGraphics said:
MagnesiumDew said:
DamasterGraphics said:
Im just wondering whether 3 gigs can handle next-gen gaming at 1440p. If not, how much will i need? And will it have a huge impact on frame rates? Thanks in advance.


3-4gb should be fine at the minute for 1440p gaming. You will lose frames compared to 1080p but that is unavoidable. There may be the odd game that catches it out and frames are a bit low but generally, 3gb should be fine :) 


Yes, but by how much frame rates will games drop because of VRAM?



Depends on what make of card but it should only be 30-50% loss at most.
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