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post #31 of 42
Reminds me of back in the old days when we had the turbo button.
 
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post #32 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Why put 2GB on a mid range card?
Because midrange is mainstream and high-end is not. Not everyone is rich and can thrown down $500-$600 on just a video card.
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post #33 of 42
Nice cooler.
Too bad the 2 gigs of RAM is just an excuse to bump up the price >_>
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post #34 of 42
the cooler itself aught to drag up the price a little as well.
Now lets look at this logically:
Normal Cheap 9600GT with custom zalman or thermaltake or w/e cooler or
Super OCED XXX w/e version 9600GT with their custom cooler.

Both will end up costing the sameish, but which is the better one? hmm...
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by OpTicaL View Post
Because midrange is mainstream and high-end is not. Not everyone is rich and can thrown down $500-$600 on just a video card.
Therein lies the problem. Attaching extra, mostly unnecessary VRAM on a mid-range card will likely raise the price - yet probably not provide any performance increase.
    
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post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Therein lies the problem. Attaching extra, mostly unnecessary VRAM on a mid-range card will likely raise the price - yet probably not provide any performance increase.
Not "probably"

Definitely.

It's been proven over and over again that 2gig on a 256-bit mem bus does nothing to help performance compared to a 512mb card
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post #37 of 42
Must press red turbo button....!!
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post #38 of 42
my Guillemot MaxiGamer 3D2 was hot ! 231$.

it was a voodoo 2 12 mb, 90mhz core
     
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post #39 of 42
I like turbo buttons!
 
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post #40 of 42
I guess MSI likes Turbo buttons.

http://www.hardinfo.dk/show.asp?page=7615

    
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