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The GTX 970 has problems with VRAM management

The GTX 970 has problems with VRAM management

January 22, 2015 3:14 pm0 comments

It’s impossible to deny that NVIDIA’s GTX 970 has turned the market upside down, given that as of today it’s the best high-end graphics card and offers, without a doubt, an excellent price-performance value.

Unfortunately this fantastic value has been tarnished a bit by the alleged VRAM management problems reported by some users, which keep it from making full use of the 4 GB of GDDR5 it possesses.

GTX 970

This problem appears, for example, in games like Far Cry 4 and Shadows of Mordor in 1080p, where the use of VRAM with the settings maxed out is about 3.5 GB, while on the same settings a GTX 980 utilizes all four.

Despite all this the gaming experience is still totally optimal, since for example the framerate in Shadows of Mordor with the textures in ultra mode is 60 to 65 FPS. Upping the resolution to 4K, memory use is total, so in the beginning it seems that this isn’t a huge problem.

It’s precisely the fact that the GTX 980 uses all its VRAM and the GTX 970 does in the same situations that has started this controversy, to which there has currently been no official response, but as we said earlier isn’t all too important.

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