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Will RAM Make up for low GPU Memory?

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December 15, 2012 6:01:15 AM

I'm getting an HD7750 1GB as a budget card, because I'm going to be using an AMD Athlon II 2.8Ghz and getting anything higher would bottleneck. But I have 16GB Ram and I wanna know if it'll make up for the graphics.
December 15, 2012 7:24:02 AM

The only way your RAM would apply to that situation is when the graphics card's memory is full, the game will start dumping graphics memory into your ram (which isn't a good thing, your ram is slower than your graphics memory)

P.S, I have a Radeon 7750 and it is a very solid card. The only games I have that I can't max out @ 1080p are CPU intensive games. (I only have a Pentium g630)
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December 15, 2012 10:07:19 AM

Don't take tension. Your card will not cross 1GB.
The card is not meant for High graphics. You'll not be able to max out games at 1920x1080, hence it will not cross 1GB of your VRAM.
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December 15, 2012 9:31:54 PM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
Don't take tension. Your card will not cross 1GB.
The card is not meant for High graphics. You'll not be able to max out games at 1920x1080, hence it will not cross 1GB of your VRAM.


I don't have very many games, but this is my experience with the 7750.

DiRT 3 - Maxed out @ 1080p

Dead Island - Maxed out @ 1080p

Homefront - Maxed out @ 1080p

Need for speed hot pursuit (2010) - Maxed out @ 1080p

Need for speed most wanted (2012) - Maxed out @ 1080p

Just Cause 2 - Maxed out @ 1080p

Grid - Maxed out @ 1080p

Saints Row: The Third - Maxed out @ 1080p

Borderlands 2 - Maxed out @ 1080p

Burnout Paradise - Maxed out @ 1080p

ARMA II - Maxed out @ 1080p

Bioshock 1 & 2 - Maxed out @ 1080p


When I play DiRT 3 maxed out, I max out my video memory in the process, but this is a solid card OP.
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December 15, 2012 10:45:33 PM

I'm sure you are not getting good fps. The card isn't meant to Max out these games.
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December 15, 2012 11:11:59 PM

I don't want to sound like I'm beating on you for being an idiot, but what are you doing with 16 gigs of RAM? You'll never need that much unless your doing hard core video/photo editing.

As stated earlier your 7750 won't max out on VRAM, my 7770 is a bit more powerful and it almost never will either.
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December 16, 2012 1:33:08 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
I'm sure you are not getting good fps. The card isn't meant to Max out these games.


The card is a lot more capable then it seems, the lowest FPS out of all those games is DiRT 3 @ 40fps, and it never dips down so it works flawlessly. Amazingly enough, DiRT 3 and saints row 3 are the only games that I have to overclock my card to run at Ultra (+200mhz on the core)

It's a shame no one knows how to unlock the 2 disabled compute units that the 7770 uses
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December 16, 2012 2:27:00 AM

7770 or 7750? If your hinting that I should do that to mine, I'm personally against OCing my components, unless they come factory OCed. I'm going to look into it though, because I've never seen anyone else mention it here before.
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December 16, 2012 2:47:17 AM

mace200200 said:
7770 or 7750? If your hinting that I should do that to mine, I'm personally against OCing my components, unless they come factory OCed. I'm going to look into it though, because I've never seen anyone else mention it here before.


I wasn't hinting, but if you're interested in overclocking you could always start small and use AMD overdrive (In the catalyst control center). Overdrive caps the OC limits at 925 on the core and 1250 on the memory, which will give you a safe but solid boost. The nice thing is that overdrive will only use the OC settings when there is enough GPU load, and it should automatically up the voltages too.

I run my 7750 at 1000mhz - 1100mhz on the core (From 800) and 1250 on the memory (from 1125)

PM me if you need help!
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December 16, 2012 7:10:24 AM

mace200200 said:
I don't want to sound like I'm beating on you for being an idiot, but what are you doing with 16 gigs of RAM? You'll never need that much unless your doing hard core video/photo editing.

As stated earlier your 7750 won't max out on VRAM, my 7770 is a bit more powerful and it almost never will either.

I'm a photoshopper, work with 3D, and video editor, so the 16GB ram can come in handy.
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December 16, 2012 3:32:03 PM

zkp said:
I'm a photoshopper, work with 3D, and video editor, so the 16GB ram can come in handy.

Oh yea, I don't do that but I know that stuff can really suck down memory so it'd make sense for you to have the much.
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