• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

Call of Duty: Ghosts on PC demands 6GB of RAM.. yet it uses <2GB

May 22, 2011
7,255
0
0
If you try to launch it on a system with less than 6GB you get this:


But here's the thing: http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4692789&postcount=545

The game has some form of lock or whatever that it displays a prompt about how the system needs 6 GB of RAM and if you don't have that you are below specifications.

RAM usage so far (Task manager, unsure about VRAM.) is usually around 1.1 - 1.8 GB.
(Maybe it continues to grow the more you play, without unloading as maps change and such? Which isn't ideal.)
Edit: Also note that <2GB figure is with everything on MAX. With everything on minimum it probably uses even less!!

And some PC screenshots: http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4692680&postcount=534
 

Rich!

Member
Dec 16, 2009
29,978
2
0
Welcome to next gen gaming, where us PC gamers continue to get punished by publishers for nonsensical business reasons.

Reminds me of Halo 2. Either way, I have 8gb of RAM, won't be buying COD Ghosts anyway, and even if I did it will be hacked soon enough anyhow.
 

ViciousDS

Banned
Aug 14, 2013
15,103
0
0
lol wow, i wonder how bad the memory leaks are then.....what are we playing AoC beta or launch here.....hot danm
 

Sethos

Banned
Apr 9, 2009
18,140
0
0
Denmark
Maybe some artificial bullshit that stems from being a direct port, then all the allocated RAM basically mimics that of the next-gen consoles and just becomes a stupid requirement? I've no idea.

Whatever the case, I think everyone called the faux hardcore specifications required.
 

Netherscourge

Banned
Sep 13, 2013
12,533
0
0
Worst piece of unoptimised garbage ever made.

Whoever buys ANYTHING from Infinity Ward 0.5, deserves the headaches.
 

Dawg

Member
Mar 4, 2012
14,617
0
0
Belgium
www.4gamers.be
I bet there's a setting in the options that states "GTX 780: "

If you enable it, you lose like 30 fps or something unless you have a GTX 780. But nothing else happens.
 

KarmaCow

Member
Sep 13, 2009
15,015
0
0
Is it just them being cautious because of lack of testing/optimizing? It doesn't make sense.
 

Dmented

Banned
Mar 7, 2011
2,245
0
0
USA
Lol, not surprising. Next unoptimized games using unnecessary resources will be called "next-gen".

"Look our game is so next-gen it uses 20gb+ of RAM because of the constant memory leakage!"
 

belmonkey

Member
Apr 25, 2013
2,572
0
0
Massachusetts
It's a weird limit to have, but it doesn't seem too ourangeous to me. My laptop from 2010 has 8GB, so most people now probably have that or more.
 

alr1ght

bish gets all the credit :)
Sep 25, 2005
55,616
1
1,440
"Infinity Ward said we needed 6GB RAM, but it only used 2GB."

 

Netherscourge

Banned
Sep 13, 2013
12,533
0
0
It's a straight-up XB1 port.

Has to be.

It would explain why the PS4 version still looks crappy even at 1080p/60fps and the PC version doesn't even have properly set RAM limits. I bet it looks like crap on a high-end PC too.
 

Fourman

Member
Sep 5, 2009
2,147
0
0
IW doing a shit job for their PC versions of COD is nothing new but this is hilarious.
 

NaviLink

Member
Mar 24, 2007
1,055
0
865
Did anyone say "optimization"?

I guess the trend of bad console to PC ports is going to continue with this gen.
 
Nov 14, 2005
20,719
18
1,160
I bet they cut player counts on current gen to give people more reason to upgrade than just Fish AI. Scustya.