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How much vram for 4k

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April 6, 2014 4:01:30 PM

Hey guys i have an old rig with two 270x and had ran three 1920x1080 monitors running at 5760x1080 and it ran well but now have two 780 on those screens and was looking for a new monitor set up for the 270x rig...theyre only 2gig cards would they run a single 4k monitor or what other options would work best

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a b C Monitor
April 6, 2014 4:07:07 PM

depends on the game of course, but for most modern demanding games on max settings, such as BF4, no. It uses 2.7GB on 3 monitors (1680x1050) and 2x 270x is not enough grunt for 4k either. Of course, if you reduce the quality settings and turn off MSAA then it might..
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April 6, 2014 4:13:39 PM

I kinda figured that they wouldnt pull it off however do pretty well on bf4 at 5760x1080 but 4k is out any ideas on what monitor i should get i mean 1920x1080 is probly where il stick but with 270x crossfired im getting well over a hundred fps and i havnt even oc'd the cards yet not that they can go much farther whos got a momotor that will match these cards
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a b C Monitor
April 6, 2014 4:53:13 PM

You can pick up 1680x1050 monitors pretty cheap ($70-80) and they are about 1MP less resolution than 3x1080 monitors, which places a bit less stress on the GPUs. I'd recommend 3 of these as the vertical resolution is almost the same as 1080 and the horizontal resolution is less, but still fills your field of view. I don't know how much better 4k looks on a moving image, but I prefer my FOV to be filled horizontally.
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April 6, 2014 5:21:10 PM

That is an option but i just bought a larger desk and have no room for three more monitors who has the best single 1920x1080 screen
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a c 188 C Monitor
April 6, 2014 5:42:19 PM

As long as you do not use AA and turn down settings, it should run most games at 4k. BF4 is the highest vram user there is, but you can turn down settings to play it and manage at 2Gb. You'll have to turn down settings anyways, with the lack of power.
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April 6, 2014 9:16:29 PM

lack of power? as in gpu power im alittle confused i played bf4 maxed out in all settings and never had a lack of gpu i ran short of vram thats for sure but i had a very playable system on my three 1920 monitors i however could not play titanfall on all the max settings but again that was a vram issue so im not really sure why you guys thing it wouldn't run one 4k can you explain
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a c 188 C Monitor
April 6, 2014 10:03:48 PM

wss_003 said:
lack of power? as in gpu power im alittle confused i played bf4 maxed out in all settings and never had a lack of gpu i ran short of vram thats for sure but i had a very playable system on my three 1920 monitors i however could not play titanfall on all the max settings but again that was a vram issue so im not really sure why you guys thing it wouldn't run one 4k can you explain


Generally speaking, unless you are ok with 30 FPS, you won't have the GPU horsepower to run 4k resolutions with high settings. If you are only using medium settings and no AA, you very well may not need more than 2Gb of VRAM.

Of course 4k is like 4 of your 1080p monitors, and if you are playing at 30ish FPS, things may be different, but 30 FPS on a mouse driven game sounds painful. You should turn settings down and play at 45+ FPS at the least.
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April 7, 2014 6:34:21 AM

Okay so im guna punt on 4k for now whos got a really good 1080 monitor then for a single screen set up
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