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This is just MSI trying to sell cards with gimmicks, nothing more. Don't read too much into it.
I would completely agree with you. Two years ago. Now? Maybe not.

Again, Nvidia is working on parallel computing. They want their GPU's and Videocards to do more, much more. Proof? CUDA + Ageia. They never stop spouting this crap any chance they get.
It's quite possible Intel sees Nvidia as a bigger threat then AMD...

So if this (parallel computing/Ageia/cuda stuff) becomes reality, 2GB of videoram becomes very useful. Maybe even required, depending on what you are doing with it.

Only time will tell.


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Gimmick if you ask me.
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That could be quite useful in games like garrys mod where the GPU could be faced with rendering hundreds, possibly thousands of objects on screen at once.
    
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I would completely agree with you. Two years ago. Now? Maybe not.

Again, Nvidia is working on parallel computing. They want their GPU's and Videocards to do more, much more. Proof? CUDA + Ageia. They never stop spouting this crap any chance they get.
It's quite possible Intel sees Nvidia as a bigger threat then AMD...

So if this (parallel computing/Ageia/cuda stuff) becomes reality, 2GB of videoram becomes very useful. Maybe even required, depending on what you are doing with it.

Only time will tell.


~R
Hmmm...understood.

But then again, there have been cards around with 2gb. Right? What about workstation cards? Nobody has been using a 2gb card with a 32bit OS?? Or is that because it doesn't work?
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What good is 2GB, seriously. People are pretty skeptical over 1GB on something like an 8800GT which is a more powerful card, why pump a medium-end with more memory than it can utilize? The 256-bit bus CRIPPLES it. I bet it scores lower in synthetic benchmarks like 3DMark06 than something like the 512MB model.
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What good is 2GB, seriously. People are pretty skeptical over 1GB on something like an 8800GT which is a more powerful card, why pump a medium-end with more memory than it can utilize? The 256-bit bus CRIPPLES it. I bet it scores lower in synthetic benchmarks like 3DMark06 than something like the 512MB model.
I don't think it would score lower, just not that much more over the 512MB model; certainly not the kind of performance jump that would possibly justify the beefy price tag.
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That's a hell of a lot of memory lol, would be useful for the 3d rendering I do, any thing else I don't think would fully utilize it all.
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Proof this is a waste....8800GTS 512mb vs 8800GTS 768mb.

More ram isn't always better, unless you have better memory bandwidth, in which case it can be better at very high resolutions. However, ONLY if the card is good enough to handle those resolutions.

It will be hard not to laugh at the first "enthusiast" I see with a 9600 w/2gb vram.
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Proof this is a waste....8800GTS 512mb vs 8800GTS 768mb.

More ram isn't always better, unless you have better memory bandwidth, in which case it can be better at very high resolutions. However, ONLY if the card is good enough to handle those resolutions.

It will be hard not to laugh at the first "enthusiast" I see with a 9600 w/2gb vram.
GTS 768mb?
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Newegg has the 1 gig verison of that card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127334
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