1GB VRAM cards have been around for nearly 3 years. Or maybe more? I just bought two GTX 570s for SLI, which is performing very nicely, but the cards are just 1280mb, and I fear that future games will require more VRAM than this in order to run maxed. I hear F1 2010 runs 1.5Gb at ultra, and Shogun II, which I have, runs well above 1.2Gb at highest settings. This seems to be a trend and I worry that in the future, games will use more VRAM than I have. But how much and when? Someone posted somewhere that even Skyrim will have a RECOMMENDED VRAM requirement of only 512 Mb, which I find somewhat hard to believe, given that Oblivion's requirements to run maxed back when it came out were simply impossible to match with then-available technology. I remember it took some years before it was possible to run that one maxed with decent framerates, same as Crysis.