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#16 egocarib

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 04:39 PM

Hi Friends,

 

I'm excited to finally have a computer that I can do a full STEP install on. However, I'm on Windows 10, so I'm wondering how the 4GB limitation might affect me, and how I can plan ahead. I think I'll probably be fine besides that limitation (GTX 1070, 8GB VRAM, 16GB RAM, i7 7700).

 

My main concern is textures - I think those would be most likely to take me over the 4GB limit, right? Should I plan to install all 1K and 2K textures? Can I go 4K for anything?

 

Are there any other considerations I should keep in mind?

 

Thanks!


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#17 Kessno

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 06:29 PM

I just rebuilt my computer and basically have the same specs as you right now, so I can't comment on how well this system will handle it. However, my previous computer had a (GTX 980, 4GB VRAM, 16GB RAM, and an i5 3570k. I used mostly 1K and 2K textures. With that in mind, I was able to get mid to high 30-40FPS except in Whiterun, where it would drop to high 20's in some areas while using an ENB. If I remember correctly, my VRAM was at about 3.5-3.8GB of  usage, and I never noticed any issues. My CPU was running at about 75-100% usage though in Whiterun, so it was more of a bottleneck at that point. (Running Windows 10 as well)


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#18 Greg

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:01 PM

Stick with 1K and 2K textures and you should be fine. If you really want to try 4K textures, get a stable setup with 1K/2K textures first and use Skyrim Performance Monitor to see where you stand then add in the 4K textures one mod at a time and benchmark again to see the difference. Also bear in mind that 4K textures are roughly 4x larger than 2K textures.



#19 Shadriss

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 08:09 PM

What Greg said - though keep in mind that, according to some other sources, the 4GB thing may be a thing of the past in the semi-near future.


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#20 airbreather

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

[...] though keep in mind that, according to some other sources, the 4GB thing may be a thing of the past in the semi-near future.

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#21 egocarib

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:31 PM

Looking forward to that making its way down into the normal Windows update stream. ::):

Edited by egocarib, 21 July 2017 - 04:31 PM.

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