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post #51 of 86
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
512MB is the optimal amount of memory for the 8800GT's 256-bit memory bus.
According to your calculations or just your expert opinion?
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post #52 of 86
How incredibly useless!
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post #53 of 86
Well according to what I understand (and please excuse me if I'm wrong) The most memory a gpu can access with a 256bit memory interface in one pass is 512MB. So if you had a 2gig texture it would take the gpu 4 passes to get the whole thing loaded. If you had to fit a 2gig texture into 512ram it would have to be broken up into 4 chunks and loaded that way. So I guess there is a little bit of an advantage but I'm pretty sure the results are pretty much insignificant.
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post #54 of 86
Instead of having 2gb of ram, have 512mb on a solid gold pcb...
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post #55 of 86
They should focus in making a better cooler for that card instead of putting more ram to something that doesn´t need it,i can´t understand asus now,the idea of an HD3850 x3 is great but this 8800 gt is pointless.
 
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post #56 of 86
wow! love the quality of workmanship on that card. It's not every day you see OEM fan wires dangling past the PCIX slots.
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post #57 of 86
why put 2 gigs of vram onto a card that doesnt need more that 512 ... cheep marketing for the noobs who think 2 gb vram > 512 mb vram
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post #58 of 86
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Originally Posted by IamtheGTIguy View Post
THe bigger issue I see with the 2GB 8800GT is the fact that no games currently (or in the near future) are designed with textures large enough to utilize that much memory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id_Tech_5
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(using a more advanced MegaTexture approach using textures with up to 128000x128000 pixel resolution)
What, that isn't big enough?
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post #59 of 86
when are you ever going to use that much memory in a game.
WASTE..
POINTLESS.
    
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[SARCASM]Yeah, coz I regularly check how much VRAM my games are using.... [/SARCASM]
    
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