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am i right in assuming a 4gb HBM Fury can utilize system ram fast enough not to lag games requiring more ram

I was wondering when reading about how HBM works and it having sucxh a wide bus I heard that it can utilize system ram basicly just as easyily and almost as fast causing little lag thus when games start to use more and more ram a radeon fury may infact be conceivable for 2k possably 4k gaming for some time into the future? I mean sure for 4k you would want to upgrade after vega release but the way I understood HBM is that it can kinda share system ram not causeing muchlag bor hit in performance? true this would lead to more overhead cpu usage but still. am I understanding this correctly
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    WINTERLORD said:
    I was wondering when reading about how HBM works and it having sucxh a wide bus I heard that it can utilize system ram basicly just as easyily and almost as fast causing little lag thus when games start to use more and more ram a radeon fury may infact be conceivable for 2k possably 4k gaming for some time into the future? I mean sure for 4k you would want to upgrade after vega release but the way I understood HBM is that it can kinda share system ram not causeing muchlag bor hit in performance? true this would lead to more overhead cpu usage but still. am I understanding this correctly


    fury is a good 1080p/1440p card, thats it


    vram has nothing to do with system ram

    it cant handle 4k well now, nevermind in the future
  2. Though i'm not certain. Logically, the memory bus is a "tank" a 4096 bit, therefore you won't need tons of vram. I've seen videos where this card can be deemed a low budget 4k graphics card.
  3. is that due to not having a lot of memory
  4. WINTERLORD said:
    is that due to not having a lot of memory


    No, because you don't need a lot of memory with a bus that big. This graphics card is a few years old, and doesn't even compare to the gtx 1070 and 1080. I would suggest only running this card at either 1080p or 1440p max.
    HOWEVER, if it were me I wouldn't purchase this card for a couple reasons:
    1. You need a beefy power supply as this gpu draws an immense amount of power.
    2. This gpu will generate immense amounts of heat within your case, so you better have adequate cooling.
    For these two reasons I wouldn't purchase this card as the power and thermals to performance isn't justifiable.
  5. WINTERLORD said:
    is that due to not having a lot of memory


    You're missing a very important and basic detail. You can't stack GPU VRAM with system RAM. They operate separately for completely separate functions. Whatever you're reading that's suggesting HBM can compensate for sub-par system RAM is absolutely incorrect. If a game uses 6GB system RAM, but you only have 4GB total, it doesn't matter if your GPU is 2GB GDDR3, 4GB HBM, or 12GB GDDR5X - the game simply won't run well, if at all. This is why we have universal standards for system RAM - 8GB is the recommended minimum for mid/high-end gaming.
  6. R9 fury beats the 1060 and competes with the 1070 on price/performance but I wouldnt go past 2k res
  7. As far as I'm concerned you better have a full atx case with adequate cooling, because this monster will raise the temperatures significantly throughout all of your components. In my opinion, the power draw/heat generated from this gpu doesn't justify the performance. This is why the price on the sapphire is so low.
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