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some games dont see the full 8 gigs of vram on my rx480

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Suppressor1137

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May 4, 2011
Should I be concerned?

Total War Rome II only sees 3074 megs of vram on my 8192 meg card.

runs fine, but I have never seen a game that doesn't see the full amount.
 

knoober

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Mar 18, 2015
I cant answer your question but I can tell you that Heavan benchmark does the same thing. 8gb card reports as 4gb.
 
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Suppressor1137

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May 4, 2011
Turns out its completely normal.

The game/benchmark weren't designed when that much vram was common. So they just didn't need to support it all. :p
 

Mpegger

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Nov 28, 2001
Yeah, normal. Either the game was designed to take advantage of that much VRAM, or not. If not, it will only use the max amount of VRAM it was programmed for. Even with 3GiB of ram, I have some older games that never use more then 1GiB.