AMD hints future GPUs will have more than 4GB memory

Posted on Monday, Jun 08 2020 @ 11:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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In a new blog post, AMD talks about the benefits of video cards with more than 4GB of video memory. The company cites some benchmarks and possible issues to show that even at 1080p gaming, 4GB is no longer enough for a good gaming experience.
Recent releases have shown marked performance increases when switching from a RadeonTM 5500 XT 4GB to a RadeonTM 5500 XT 8GB. In DOOM Eternal, the 8GB card runs the game at Ultra Nightmare settings at 75FPS (1080p), while the 4GB card can’t apply the graphics settings with that level of VRAM. Looking at titles such as Borderlands 3, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Forza Horizon 4, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, there is a performance improvement on average of up to 19% across these games when using the same card and increasing the amount of VRAM from 4GB to 8GB.
The article might be a hint that the upcoming RDNA2 based video card lineup will no longer feature 4GB cards. I guess we'll find out later this year. AMD's new GPU are expected to be introduced in September.

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