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To run two games at once, do u need more VRAM, RAM, or both?

Hey everyone.

I was just curious if your choice was between a 32gbram laptop with a 1060 3gb VRAM or 1060 6GBvram, would you get the 6gb if you wanted to run a few games at the same time? Or is that more related to regular memory?

(And yes, I know 32gbram is way more than most ppl need but it was a free upgrade to 32 from 16 so it didn't cost me anything extra. )


I ask this question because currently I can't have two WoW's open at the same time or more than one game in general open at the same time without a horrible decrease in performance on both, and I'm hoping my new pc(which will get here tomorrow evening) will be able to do that. So while I wait for it to get here, I was hoping some nice person here would clue me in on whether Vram, ram, or both, determine whether or not you can have 2 WoW's and say OW open at the same time without a) crashing, and b) experiencing severe performance problems in-game.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for any help <3

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2 WoWs for example

In reply to: To run two games at once, do u need more VRAM, RAM, or both?

Would shared files and in most likelihood crash due to just that. You might be able to run 2 slowly if one was in a Virtual Machine but the real solution is 2 computers. It would take a few days to explain why you can't run 2 WoWs at the same time on one Windows PC. Mostly because the app is written to run one instance. So WoW1 goes to write something to the HDD but WoW2 has a file locked. Crash.

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What about other games?

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Ah okay, well what about two different games - like idling/camping on WoW while playing OW, or Paladins, or another mmo like BDO? Which is more important, the ram, vram, or something else?

Thanks <3

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Almost all games are not able to

In reply to: What about other games?

Run two on the same Windows PC at the same time due to, the games are rarely if ever built to do that. Files are open, locked and the second game fails.

Not a RAM issue at all. Just how games are built. But given enough CPU, GPU, RAM etc, you might run one as you do today and another in a VM.

Frankly a second PC is going to be far less work than the VM.

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