1. Jiehfeng
    Jiehfeng
    With cards leaked to have 16 to 20 gigs of VRAM, games in the future will seem to have much more VRAM usage. I hope I'm wrong though, I don't wanna get a 20GB 3080 later on.
    Sep 20, 2020
  2. Sono
    Sono
    Not necessarily. We have partially come full circle, and they can be used as "math coprocessor" too, and it having the similar amount of RAM as your workstation definitely helps with those tasks.
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    Sep 20, 2020
  3. Tom Bombadildo
    Tom Bombadildo
    For games it won't make any difference whatsoever, not until we get higher resolution textures/assets (at which point the 3000 series wouldn't be very useful anyways :P). 4k still doesn't need more than 8GB worth of VRAM (even though games will allocate more, they're not actually using every single byte of that memory).
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    Sep 20, 2020
  4. Tom Bombadildo
    Tom Bombadildo
    And with things like RTX IO/the way consoles can load assets from storage at high speeds potentially becoming standard practice, it'll matter even less as you can simply pull/dump assets directly from/to a storage device very quickly without having to store it all in VRAM, though I'm sure future cards will start implementing more as time goes on.
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    Sep 20, 2020
  5. Tom Bombadildo
    Tom Bombadildo
    I wouldn't worry one wit about whether Nvidia releases higher VRAM models later on if all you're doing is gaming. If you do more workstation grade stuff, as Sono mentioned, then it may matter, but otherwise you don't need to bother.
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    Sep 20, 2020
  6. Jiehfeng
    Jiehfeng
    Thanks! That's reassuring. :)
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    Sep 20, 2020
  7. Tom Bombadildo
    Tom Bombadildo
    But of course, if you want to sell off your 10GB 3080 and try your luck at a 20gb one I'll gladly take it ;P
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    Sep 20, 2020