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HD 4870 - only 512mb ram?

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A question for everyone + dog or cat.

Is there going to be a 1gb version of the 4870? with only 512mb in tests against the gtx 280, it can hold its only fairly well, but would having the same amount of ram for both cards give the 4870 a massive boost at the higher resolutions? i would think so, as it has the horsepower so to speak, of the gddr5 at 3600mhz, but im not so sure about the clock speeds themselves and its inability to oc atm.

any thoughts?
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I'm sure someone will make a 1gb version, but it'll be awhile before they do.
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hmm, yeah im hoping to get one just after this christmas as it will be muuch cheaper
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i think it is up to companies like Visiontek, HIS, Powercolor,Ect if they want to have a 1GB model
    
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The HD4870X2's will be 1GB since it will esentially be two HD4870 cards mushed into one, like the HD3870X2 was.

But to answer your question, although the reference model of the HD4870 features only 512MB of GDDR5, some of the board manufacturers will probably make versions with 1GB of RAM to try and differentiate themselves from other board makers.
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They're already planning the HD 4850 1GB card, you know the 4870 is on it's way.
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