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Why would one need 2GB of ram on a card like this?
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To dupe the buyers that it's a fast card maybe
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My 8400GS has a faster memory bandwidth. 2Gb on a card like this is an absolute fail, and a waste of memory if you ask me.
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My 8400GS has a faster memory bandwidth. 2Gb on a card like this is an absolute fail, and a waste of memory if you ask me.
This is what was running through my mind, but I assumed there must be a reasonable use.
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This is what was running through my mind, but I assumed there must be a reasonable use.
Nope, can't even use surrounded on it without SLI.
    
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There's no use for it. Heck, even 512MB is overkill on a card like this.

A 48 core/64-bit memory bus w/2GB of vram

It's a gimmick to sell the cards to uninformed people who think "ZOMG 2GB of MEMORY it must pwn allz!!!!11!!!"

Or, ya know ... something like that.

GDDR3 must be wholesaling at fire-sale prices right now for nV to be selling such cheap cards equipped with this much GDDR3.
    
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post #7 of 7
Maybe because it has a secretly high oc. potential, so they added more RAM??? lol
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