The Full Nerd ep. 251: Is 8GB of VRAM enough? And bad PC gaming ports
In this episode of The Full Nerd, Brad Chacos, Adam Patrick Murray, and special guest Brad Shoemaker of Nextlander and Brad & Will Made A Tech Podcast (if you love Full Nerd, you’d love BWMATP too!) dig deep into the controversies swirling around PC gaming this week.
First, we kick things off with a discussion around whether 8GB of graphics card VRAM is enough these days, after Sony’s disastrous Last of Us PC port gobbled that (and more) even at 1080p resolution. Other games like Hogwarts Legacy and Resident Evil 4 Remake also suffered on 8GB GPUs recently. Are they outliers, or should we expect this to be the norm now that next-gen consoles with 16GB of (shared) RAM are the development focus for many studios?
Or could it just be another bad PC port like Forspoken and a swath of others? These terribad cross-platform performers land in our crosshairs next, as that topic’s deeply intertwined with the 8GB conversation.
Next, that upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 RT Overdrive mode with full path tracing looks absolutely sick.
Finally, we wrap things up by answering the nerdiest questions poised by the live audience and Full Nerd Discord members, then teasing the live PC build we’ll be doing with Brad Shoemaker on April 13.
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