Call of Duty Infinite Warfare PC Performance Review

VRAM Usage

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare PC Performance Review

VRAM Usage

When it comes to GPU memory Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is a strange title, easily filling a lot more VRAM than the game actually requires to run. You have all seen in the previous pages the R9 Fury X playing the game with ease at 1440p and 1080p, with the game easily using more than the GPUs 4GB of VRAM when additional VRAM capacity is available.  

Simply put Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will use all the VRAM it can and will fill it with any file that the GPU may need. This often makes the GPU use a lot more VRAM than is necessarily required, but the game can easily run with less than the 8GB of VRAM that it can use in the GTX 1080. 

When a GPU runs out of VRAM in Infinite Warfare the game may change some textures to lower resolution versions automatically, so more VRAM is better, but the games VRAM requirements are not as inflated as the graph below would suggest. 

 

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06-11-2016, 15:46:22

NeverBackDown
480 beats a 980ti at 1440p? Well that was a shocking result to come by. Has COD always favored AMD like this?

Regarding vram consumption, many many games run like that. Use as much as possible even if it's not needed. It's faster to pull from memory than it is to reprocess something, think this is called hardware/shader/etc streaming or something like that.Quote

06-11-2016, 17:36:12

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
480 beats a 980ti at 1440p? Well that was a shocking result to come by. Has COD always favored AMD like this?

Regarding vram consumption, many many games run like that. Use as much as possible even if it's not needed. It's faster to pull from memory than it is to reprocess something, think this is called hardware/shader/etc streaming or something like that.
I'm wondering this as well. The last COD favoured AMD as well, but I don't know whether that's true of issues going further back.

On a different note, I like that your review isn't just a slugfest of hatred. The game clearly deserves praise for its excellent performance and options, but the terrible decision (if it was indeed a 2-way decision) to split the community really puts a downer on everything. Also, I wish the graphics and level design had a little more... guts. It just looks so safe and dull at this stage.Quote

06-11-2016, 23:47:45

Kushiro
Funny how the 1070 is all the way up top like it should be, whereas the 980ti cant even beat a mid ranged gpu...Quote

07-11-2016, 00:32:43

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
Funny how the 1070 is all the way up top like it should be, whereas the 980ti cant even beat a mid ranged gpu...
It's a telltale sign of how unoptimized either the game or the drivers are as an RX-480 should not be beating a 980 Ti at all at anything.Quote

08-11-2016, 02:16:33

Thunder-74
There is a problem with this test.... with a 980ti (@1480/7600) I have many more frames at 3440x1440 and all settings on max. about 80 fpsQuote
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