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ThomasW 12-29-2005 06:18 PM

512 megs for video cards needed?
I was just reading a thread about video cards on the discussion forums for a game manufacturer. This game is an MMORPG which tend to be some of the most graphic intensive games around. Especially in terms of memory required. The discussion basically stemmed around the fact that even though their game is maybe 6+ months away they do not think even at full settings the game will ever need more than 256 megs of memory on a video card. So even though 512 megs are starting to arrive, there is no real point for them as no current games use them, and it is not likely any games for the foreseable future will use them.

The only instance where it might push past 256 megs is if you were to use 4x anti-aliasing, which is really little gain for a lot of memory.

Anyways, this sounds very plausible and reasonable to me. My question is does anyone know of any current generation games or games that will be out in the next year or less that will require more than 256 megs of ram on the video card?

GFX^^ 01-12-2006 10:02 AM

i haven't heard of any yet, but i think there should be some for next year

BMFX 01-12-2006 08:16 PM

yeah bets thing to do is buy teh highest nwo than buy a cheap lower one and having to pay more for one to play newer games.

as i am or ready looking 512 mb gfx card for next years games

ChatMod#1 01-23-2006 01:34 AM

512MB Graphics Card's have already been released. My uncle bought one and told me that it was pretty good.

zCon 02-15-2006 06:42 PM

Yes, 512mb cards hit the market a little while ago. I would love to have one. The only thing you really need it for is high quality games though. Unless you're into some serious high tech video editing, even then...

outofbreath 03-29-2006 09:46 AM

Thomas, just curious, what MMORPG was it that is having such a high video card requirement?

One would think they would be shooting themselves in the foot as most people wouldn't be able to play their game.

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