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Dave2 17 nov, 2012 @ 16:05
Issue Report: big picture mode thinks I only have 1.02 kB of video RAM
When going to Settings -> Display and attempting to change the resolution of big picture mode, I get the following warning:

Your display device has only 1.02 KB of dedicated GPU memory. You are likely to have poor performance at <resolution>."

The display settings page itself also has "1.02 KB" at the end of the description of the graphics card. The amount of video RAM my card actually has (according to amdcccle, at least) is 1024MB; is something reading "1024" in as bytes, using the SI interpretation of "k", and rounding to 2 decimal places, perhaps? I do also notice that I have "Primary VRAM Not Detected" in the system information.

It's probably also worth mentioning that this is using AMD's 12.11 beta drivers, as they're needed for TF2 to not instantly segfault; I'm not sure if this issue exists on the previous release, but I did also have the "Primary VRAM Not Detected" message on those.

(I could also be annoyingly pedantic and say that it should really be "kB", but I'm not sure that video cards have ever existed that had an amount of video RAM that was usefully measured in kB. That, and I doubt anyone cares.)

System information:
Processor Information: Vendor: GenuineIntel Speed: 3005 Mhz 2 logical processors 2 physical processors HyperThreading: Unsupported FCMOV: Supported SSE2: Supported SSE3: Supported SSSE3: Supported SSE4a: Unsupported SSE41: Supported SSE42: Unsupported Network Information: Network Speed: Operating System Version: Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit) Kernel Name: Linux Kernel Version: 3.5.0-18-generic X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation X Server release: 11300000 Video Card: Driver: ATI Technologies Inc. ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series Driver Version: 4.2.11978 Compatibility Profile Context Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz VendorID: 0x1002 DeviceID: 0x68b8 Number of Monitors: 1 Number of Logical Video Cards: 1 Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Primary Display Size: 20.39" x 12.76" (24.02" diag) 51.8cm x 32.4cm (61.0cm diag) Primary VRAM Not Detected Sound card: Audio device: ATI R6xx HDMI Memory: RAM: 7986 Mb Miscellaneous: UI Language: English LANG: en_US.UTF-8 Microphone: Not set Total Hard Disk Space Available: 469190 Mb Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 20717 Mb
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Sith 18 nov, 2012 @ 7:28 
Same error. I have an ATI 5870 1GB catalyst 12.11
Senast ändrad av Sith; 18 nov, 2012 @ 7:30
Lord Avallon 21 nov, 2012 @ 19:53 
The same here, I have an onboard ATI Radeon HD 4290 with 512 MB shared.
Likewise, HD 7850 2GB, Catalyst 12.11 beta 11.
simskog95 10 jan, 2013 @ 13:21 
dosent realy mater. the resulution was set to 800 480. cranked it up to 1080p, steam crashed. restarted it and works fine. altough it says I've got 266 MB, not true, I've got 1 Gig. (12.11 drivers)
Mcraia 11 jan, 2013 @ 14:25 
There are still problems accurately reading amount of memory at least with AMD cards. But it should not impact your performance.
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