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You serious? They advertised 2GB on the 4870x2, yet only 1GB was usable... 2GB usable is plenty for a GPU, you could run pretty much any resolution you want without any significant drain on performance.
     
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Originally Posted by compudaze View Post
What is said is true, is it not? There is 4GB of ram on the card. No where did he state that it's usable. *maybe, i didn't watch the video*

Also, the *card* does have a 512-bit memory controller. It's 256-bit + 256-bit, correct? What do you think a 256-bit memory controller is? It's really, 64-bit x 4. By your argument, current 256-bit memory controllers should really be called 64-bit.
While I understand your argument, it's slightly incorrect. Neither GPU has 512-bit interface with it's memory, both are limited to 256.

2 cars travelling on the freeway at 70mph does not make "140mph" travel.
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Yeah well he's a tard anyway.You can tell a couple years ago he was delivering pizzas and playing his x box.
Dont be jealous that your the one delivering the pizzas now
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While I understand your argument, it's slightly incorrect. Neither GPU has 512-bit interface with it's memory, both are limited to 256.

2 cars travelling on the freeway at 70mph does not make "140mph" travel.
Was just about to say that you are wrong, but I am going to have to agree with your arguement Your cars of the freeway analogy totally works here.
     
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He's aware of the inability to pool the GPU's memory (he makes it abundantly clear in his other videos). I'm not sure why this card is any different.
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Dont be jealous that your the one delivering the pizzas now
indeed, theres so much haterade going on in this thread over something so insignificant.
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post #29 of 42
Whatever people say, the BOX says : 4GB...Linus just pointed to it.
We all know it's a 2GB frame buffer mirrored...but even the manufacturers are playing the marketing game...hence the 4GB sticker on the box.

Don't hate Linus, he's a pretty good guy that gives really good service to it's customers...and he's not just doing unboxings...he's knowledgeable and an Enthusiast..
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Why is this thread still open?
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