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1GB GDDR3 + 256Bit interface = D:
    
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post #12 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post
yeah it's totally made for the unsuspecting uninformed user.
Tack that one on to SLI memory and PCI-E 2.0 (for now anyway).
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I want one. My friend would totally go insane if they got a 1GB video card even if it sucks but then again they think its the best.
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post #14 of 33
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1GB GDDR3 + 256Bit interface = D:
So I suppose 384, or better yet, 512 is the ideal for that much?
    
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post #15 of 33
There's quite a few 1gb GTs on newegg, and I also found this 1gb GTS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261006
    
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post #16 of 33
It's not useless to have 1GB on an 8800GT because of the 256-bit memory interface.

I'm sorry, but this is simply false information.

The reason it's value is questionable is that not many games on the market actually USE more than 512MB of memory no matter what settings you play them on.

But I can tell you two games off the top of my head that DO actually use over 512MB of memory when the settings are up high enough: PT Boats, and Call of Juarez. In PT Boats, at high settings and high resolutions, the 1GB 8800GT shows performance gains of up to 350% over the 512MB GT.

If the 256bit bus rendered the extra memory 'useless', as so many on this site seem to enjoy parroting, there would be NO scenarios where the extra memory showed any benefit.

So, to the OP, I would advise you to take the advice you receive here with a small grain of salt. Just because TODAYS games don't make use of >512MB of vram doesn't mean that tomorrows will not.
    
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^^ Source?
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There is no way in hell that even sli'd gt's would use 1g of vram. If it could then the gtx+ ultra would have 1g. 350% performance gain, rofl you are pretty funny.
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post #19 of 33
Here is your proof.

http://en.expreview.com/2007/12/30/r...d%ef%bc%9f/16/

Go all the way down to the bottom of the chart, where PT Boats is listed.

1920x1200, 4xAA, High Quality.

The 1G 8800GT shows a 355.81% performance boost over the 512MB version. To be PRECISE.

Read it and weep, dips*it.

And allow me to add, there are between 10% and 53% performance gains to be seen on the following games, played at 1920x1200 (and in some cases, at even lower resolutions):

World in Conflict
Crysis
Lost Planet
Company of Heroes
Call of Juarez

So ... who wants to tell me again about how 256bit memory bus makes having 1G of vram USELESS?
    
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Question:

Don't most windows versions limit you to 4g or RAM usable? Then subtract the 1g RAM from your vcard that windows sees, and you've effectively cut out 25% of your available memory in order to have an overstuffed video card.

Unless my understanding of windows and ram is completely F'd, then just ignore this
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