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VRAM & Multi Monitor Setup - 2gb vs 4gb

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June 15, 2012 8:58:12 PM

I currently use two 24" 1080p lcds for my workstation and will be hooking up a 32" 1080p lcd for gaming. Apparently windows 8 has many new features for multi monitor set-ups, including "launching or moving an app to a specific monitor" which would be perfect for steam. If 2gb is enough for 1080p gaming, what about if I am running other apps on the two other screens while the game is running in full screen mode, would that take up more vram? I am looking for a video card for my new rig and not sure whether 2gb will be enough.

Windows 8: Playing video games on a multi-monitor desktop PC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5nvFy_u3hA

Here is the link where I got my quote if you want to see more of the multi monitor features.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/21/enhancing...
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June 16, 2012 1:57:09 AM

With higher resolutions and games that need Video Ram. You may be better off getting a 4GB. Games like Max Payne 3, BF3, and upcoming games like Crysis 3 and etc will need a bigger use of VRAM.
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June 16, 2012 8:55:58 PM

What that guy is doing in the video, is that taking up vram or system ram?
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June 16, 2012 11:44:14 PM

Multi monitor setups and high resolutions will definitely use vram
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