Resident Evil 7: Biohazard PC Performance Review
Published: 25th January 2017 | Source: OC3D Internal testing | Price: |
To say the least, Resident Evil 7 consumes a lot more VRAM than the game actually needs, with the game being playable on 2GB GPUs at up to 1080p High settings without any major issues. Notice that the game can use almost 6GB of VRAM when using the same settings on our GTX 1080, which means that the game is not using VRAM with optimal efficiency.
It is clear that Resident Evil 7 is designed to load as much data as possible to VRAM, which allows the game to quickly access data when needed. That being said the game can easily run with lower amounts of VRAM.
We recommend that players that have GPUs with 4GB or less VRAM stay away from Very-High settings, as this is where we started to see performance issues with the game. This is where we see VRAM become a limiting factor, though gamers will still have a great visual experience when the game is played at High or even Medium settings.