- Sep 28, 2001
You HAVE the option, in any single game It is adjusting your game settings accordingly and reasonably.Not until nvidia gives owners a way to completely disable use of the broken 512 MB.
I like nvidia cards and my current card is a GTX 680. I don't trust the 970 as it is now, or recommend buying it to people who might keep it for years.
More than 8GB system ram also helps in those situations where the 3.5GB might possibly be exceeded. This only happened to me once, in a synthetic benchmark which tested 3GB+ Vmem. In BF4, all on Ultra, MSAA and most importantly with 160% resolution scale, mem usage is about 3GB-3.2GB. So in other words: The 3.5GB problem, as bad as it is doesn't show up in "real life". As for GTA V, can't say, haven't played this since the card is not here ATM. When we're at a point that some/many games will need so much VMem we will have and will need 6GB cards anyway. From that point of view relatively pointless to disable the "broken" memory even if that would be possible technically.