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Offline OJsDad

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GPU RAM - How much
« on: July 15, 2017, 12:47:12 PM »
I'm looking at putting together a new PC.  Looking at video cards, I'm trying to decide if I should go with 4gb or 8gb on the card.  Any thoughts. 
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Re: GPU RAM - How much
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 01:36:17 PM »
Go to 8GB if you can at all afford it. There a mod for Civ VI that I can't run because I only have 4 and the min spec is 6.
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Re: GPU RAM - How much
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 02:28:17 PM »
Go to 8GB if you can at all afford it. There a mod for Civ VI that I can't run because I only have 4 and the min spec is 6.
Minimum requirement of 6GB for GPU ram?  :o
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 03:02:23 PM »
Go to 8GB if you can at all afford it. There a mod for Civ VI that I can't run because I only have 4 and the min spec is 6.
Minimum requirement of 6GB for GPU ram?  :o

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Re: GPU RAM - How much
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 08:53:37 PM »
Go to 8GB if you can at all afford it. There a mod for Civ VI that I can't run because I only have 4 and the min spec is 6.

I've got 8 GB and haven't had any problem running games, so I'd say Barthheart is correct.
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Re: GPU RAM - How much
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 08:13:01 AM »
The capacity on a graphics card would be much more important, wouldn't it?

The rig I have has 12GB on it, but the graphics card sucks, so I can't even run games like Skyrim or Homefront on it without getting glitches on the characters.

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Re: GPU RAM - How much
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 08:22:44 AM »
The capacity on a graphics card would be much more important, wouldn't it?

The rig I have has 12GB on it, but the graphics card sucks, so I can't even run games like Skyrim or Homefront on it without getting glitches on the characters.

They're talking about graphics cards, dingus. GPU = Graphics Processing Unit or "Graphics Card" aka Video Card :P
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 08:30:27 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 08:35:22 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 08:57:22 AM »
Go to 8GB if you can at all afford it. There a mod for Civ VI that I can't run because I only have 4 and the min spec is 6.

Why not go all the way : 

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Radeon-Vega-Frontier-Edition-16GB-Liquid-Cooled-Review   16 GB at a $1500

or the budget version :

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Radeon-Vega-Frontier-Edition-16GB-Air-Cooled-Review  16 GB at a $999


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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 09:24:36 AM »
Go to 8GB if you can at all afford it. There a mod for Civ VI that I can't run because I only have 4 and the min spec is 6.

Why not go all the way : 

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Radeon-Vega-Frontier-Edition-16GB-Liquid-Cooled-Review   16 GB at a $1500

or the budget version :

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Radeon-Vega-Frontier-Edition-16GB-Air-Cooled-Review  16 GB at a $999

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Re: GPU RAM - How much
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 11:24:56 AM »
If you're looking for 8 GB of GPU RAM, best bet now are probably the NVIDIA 1070 cards.
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 12:09:44 PM »
I've got an HP Envy desktop that desperately needs a better graphics card.

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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2018, 12:47:56 PM »
I've got an HP Envy desktop that desperately needs a better graphics card.

From what I see, they have a 300W power supply/ That limits your options. 1060 3GB
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