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Sorry for not being able to answer your questions but I also want to get the Palit 2Gb model. How well does the card overclock and will the VRAM allow me to turn up all of the GTA IV settings (draw/detail distance, car density, pedestrian density) on 100?
YES, the only way to max out GTA 4 is with a 2GB card. That is the bottom line. There is a few videos of people with GTX 285 2GB cards running GTA 4 fully maxxed out at 1920x1080/1200 on youtube, and it looks AMAZING!! And this is why I have held off playing through GTA 4 until I could get my hands on a 2GB card, as it is a totally different experience playing GTA 4 with everything maxxed out. I want to say that Stories from Libery City is the same way as GTA4, as you need a 2GB card to run it maxxed out.


-- As for the question about Palit cards. Palit if the parent company between Palit and Gainward. And while I could buy Gainward cards here in the states I did. This was back in the Geforce 3, 4 era. But, then for some reason Gainward just went *poof* in the states. Now, I see that they are selling Palit cards in the states. And Palit cards are identical to the Gainward cards. So, they are solid cards. I would buy a Palit card over a MSI,Gigabyte, or Asus. Mainly due to the fact that I'm old school like that and those 3 companies are mobo makers But, I have owned at least 6 Gainward cards through out the years. Never had an issue with any of them. Either on air or water.

++ One BIG advantage for the Palit GTX 460 and 560 cards (768MB,1GB,2GB) is that they ALL use the same PCB design. So, they have the 2.3"(58.4mm) x 2.3"(58.4mm) mounting holes. This allows you to mount up either a pre-09' Swiftech MCW80, or a Danger Den Maze 4 or Maze 5 without any type of mods. And also allows for a great deal of G92 based aftermarket HSF units to be mounted to these cards.

-- The VRM doesn't have a heatsink on it for any of the variations of Palit cards. Even though, I have seen and read about the Palit GTX 460 1GB SONIC having a VRM heatsink. However, I know for a fact that all of the 460 and 560 pcb's have holes for mounting up a heatsink to cover the VRM. And this IS something you want with either a 460 or 560.


I personally was looking at the Palit 460 2GB card, but now for only a few bucks more I can get the Palit 560 2GB card.

I game at 1080p, I know that many say that 2GB isn't needed. However, when the cost is so low between 1GB and 2GB and now between a 460 and 560 with 2GB, I would rather not regret spending the little extra now so that I have 2x the Vram later if I need it. It isn't like we can just buy more modules and stick them onto the card.

Also, CUDA can utilize that 2GB of ram and in theory would be 100X faster when caching larger work loads like working in Photoshop or Premiere. And I know for a fact that the extra 1GB of Vram will help with creating x264 using DVD Fab.

I remember the same thing back in the day with the ATI 9800 Pro 256MB cards. And before that with 64MB vs 128MB. It is always the same story and the bottom line is if you can afford the upper end then get it. It is always better to be safe than sorry, as you never know what is going to come out tomorrow, or what new software is going to do something new that you want to do.
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For the cost, I think the 2 GB is a good way to go. Kind of wish EVGA would put one out, but I'll likely end up w/ the Palit in another few days/weeks/month?
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I have some Gainward cards from years back, OC'd for years, and guess what... there still going strong...

What were they replaced by you may ask?

2 Palit Cards in SLi of course!

Very strong cards, very little issue, but like one poster who will be rep'd said, the vrm's need to be cooled, especially if you plan to WC the gpu with a universal block to keep big oc's for long periods of time.

While Palit may not have much in the way of advertising, they do seem to have A LOT of street credit for being true to the Gainward quality. Although it is a little strange to have a Nvidia card on a red pcb!

As far as ram goes, best to pick what you think will be best for your application and how much texture quality (size) you plan to use while gaming. Would probably need to see some benches that focus on ram size to really see what difference (if any at all) the size makes.
 
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1GB is enough for 1080p, 2GB is overkill at that res
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2GB will be and can be used, but most likely not by the people that say that 1GB is enough for 1080p.

But, for "general people" they are better off with the 1GB of Vram. For those of use that like to push it and use mods and increase texture details, then the 2GB versions are for us. Especially if you use any type of CUDA application and do more than just game with your video card(s).
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im considering a GTX560 also... i will be going up to a 1920x1080/1200 res screen at some point, and and going for multiple monitors is always possible, in fact probable. its either 2x 560 or a 580, both are ~$500 worth of GPU.

i am certainly going to do SLI 560s if i go 560s. i think having 2gb of Vram would be best for this, 1gb isnt enough for the GPU power SLI 560s puts out. 2x 560 1gb are faster than a GTX580 so i will have the GPU power to turn up the eye candy and AA, so i want the Vram to support all the eye candy and AA in the world.... i think the 560 2gb SLI is the best for this. more Vram for AA and such at higher resolutions in new games (crysis 2 or warhead, metro 2033/2034, battlefield BC2, battlefield 3)

i would love to get 2 of these palit cards, get Vram and VRM heatsinks and put the GPUs under water and OC the crap out of them! this setup should easily pull away from a GTX580, even if it was heavily OC'd


Source: Widescreen Gaming Forum

this is a GTX460 1gb running out of video memory in the Crysis demo (they forgot the rename the X-axis, its supposed to be Vram in MB). the GTX460 2gb has plenty of memory (600mb left) and at 1920x1200 the 2gb card gets ~30% more FPS because its not Vram limited.

other, less-intensive games will be fine at 1920x1080 with 1gb. but if you want to play crysis or Metro at 1920x1080 or above, more than 1gb is probably the best.
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