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Is 2GB of VRAM enough for modded Skyrim?

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April 12, 2014 8:51:03 AM

I have two 1920x1080 display's but only game on one of them. Would you say 2GB of Vram is enough for future titles and a heavily modded Skyrim?

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April 12, 2014 8:53:51 AM

2gb should be about optimal for now, but you may find that 3gb could be a worthwhile upgrade in the near future if you want to play on the highest settings etc.
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April 12, 2014 8:58:58 AM

No. 2 GB of VRAM is the average amount of VRAM right now. More and more GPUs move above the 2 GB of VRAM and for a good reason. Many games easily use 2 GB of VRAM or more.

In heavily modded Skyrim i see 100% VRAM usage on my GTX 670 2 GB on a 1920x1080 display, as well in Crysis 3 and at some points in BF 4 too.

That being said, if you buy a low-end GPU with high memory amount it won't make a difference. VRAM is often a gimmick which 3rd party manufacturers use to sell their products. It's misleading and wrong.
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April 22, 2014 12:12:39 PM

Well, I run Skryim maxed out (excluding AA) with the FXAA Post Process Injector and 2K HD mods, along with some severe LOD + Render Distance INI tweaking, and this is on a mobile GeForce GTX 660M with 2GB. I can't speak statistically for VRAM usage, but I can pull a good 30-40fps average with minimal slowdowns, which is more than playable, for me at least.

That said, I think you're limited a lot more by the GPU itself rather than the amount of VRAM made available. 2GB is about average right now - I've seen some titles use every last bit of it, and some others barely use any; I wouldn't say it's 'more than enough' for future titles, but for right now, I think you'll be fine. Remember that more VRAM on a low end card doesn't make it any faster, though - don't fall into that marketing trap.
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April 22, 2014 12:16:38 PM

If you haven't bought anything yet , i play skyrim at the highest setting possible @60fps with my msi gtx760. So for 2 screens with heavy modding i would go for the 280X or the gtx770.
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