We asked you how much video memory your graphics card has. The results are special when compared with the current one H ardware survey from Steam
It is by no means surprising that you, as the Europe gaming community, have significantly more video memory than the international Steam average. But the distance is very clear.
Steam vs. GameStar: While two thirds of the players on Steam have a maximum of 6.0 GB of VRAM, this group only makes up a quarter of the survey participants in the case of the GameStar community. As expected, 8.0 GByte VRAM is by far at the top:
Why do 8.0 GB dominate?
This amount of memory is not only used in many, but also in many popular graphics cards. This applies both to older models such as Nvidia’s Geforce GTX 1070 or AMD’s Radeon RX 580 (although this card is also available with 4.0 GB) and to newer cards such as the RTX 2070 Super, the RTX 3070 or the RX 5700 XT.
The amount of memory grows: With the new RX-6000 generation, AMD is currently using 12.0 GByte and 16.0 GByte, with Nvidia’s RTX-3000 models the storage capacities are 8.0 GByte, 10.0 GByte, 12.0 GByte and 24.0 GByte represented. The trend is clearly towards more VRAM than 8.0 GB.
In our survey, 30 percent of the participants already have a higher amount of video storage, compared to only 5.6 percent for Steam. In general, the following applies: the higher the resolution, the more VRAM is required. Ray tracing also usually increases the memory requirement noticeably.
more on the subject
Is 12.0 GB of video memory enough for 4K?
In the news linked above, using the example of the Geforce RTX 3080 Ti expected for May, we go into more detail with concrete figures on how much video memory is required for gaming in 4K.
What amount of memory do you currently see as the minimum when buying a new graphics card? And have you ever run into problems while gaming due to insufficient video memory? Feel free to write it in the comments!