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Bug #3276

Sysinfo misreports VRAM total for card with 8GB

Added by Christopher Snowhill over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
Category:
Scripting
Target version:
Start date:
02/04/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Operative System:
All
Regression:
No

Description

Sysinfo reports my Asus Strix Radeon RX 480 8GB as having 4096 MB of VRAM. This may or may not be card specific, or specific to running Windows 10 Professional build 14363.

History

#1

Updated by Per Amundsen over 2 years ago

  • Category set to Scripting
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Operative System changed from Windows 10 to All

Thanks, this is a known issue with the way I retrieve graphics card information from windows, it's limited to 4gb for whatever reason, so far I have been unable to find an alternative.

For now, you can go to Options -> Sysinfo -> select /sysinfo and/or /gfxinfo in the dropbox and change $gfxram manually to whatever you want.

#2

Updated by Christopher Snowhill over 2 years ago

Per Amundsen wrote:

Thanks, this is a known issue with the way I retrieve graphics card information from windows, it's limited to 4gb for whatever reason, so far I have been unable to find an alternative.

Maybe either of these APIs will be usable for measuring vendor specific memory sizes using OpenGL for either NVidia or AMD? Not sure if your current API needs work for Intel.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20100531/programming-tips-how-to-know-the-graphics-memory-size-and-usage-in-opengl/

For now, you can go to Options -> Sysinfo -> select /sysinfo and/or /gfxinfo in the dropbox and change $gfxram manually to whatever you want.

I'll use this workaround for now.

#3

Updated by Per Amundsen over 2 years ago

I know there are other ways to get the correct memory, but they are not worth all the work and extra code just to get a number :>

It does seem to also be in the registry, which I will be looking into at some point, but hopefully the original API will be fixed to support > 4gb.

#4

Updated by Per Amundsen over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Getting it from registry works very well, added for next beta.

#5

Updated by Per Amundsen over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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