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#1 8 years ago

Nvidia launches GT440 cards | bit-tech.net 3 GB of ram on a low end card, what a waste, not even the highest end video cards have that much ram. What the hell have the guys in green been smoking :confused:




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#2 8 years ago

Holy... O_O

I thought you mistook the article and it was 3GB of RAM...but that is just insane. This could either go very well for NVidia...or it could just be a waste of money.




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#3 8 years ago

I suppose this is their remake of the 9500GT? A card that's designed for HTPCs and the like. Maybe they're thinking it'll work great for people doing triple-monitor 3D or something. That's the only use I could possibly see, and even then, 3GB is nuts.




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#4 8 years ago

Pretty pointless IMO. Its not going to be anywhere near fast enough to make use of it anyways. Even the 480 only has 1.5GB, while the 470 has 1280MB.

Seems like its just to trick people into buying it thinking "OMG 3GB!!!!".




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#5 8 years ago

That's just silly. Even the high end GTX 460's only have 2GB...




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#6 8 years ago
Zamamee;5411495That's just silly. Even the high end GTX 460's only have 2GB...

...and "only" is an odd way to say it too because 2GB VRAM is still considered humongous for ANY card. Prior to reading this I had just read the rumored GTX 580 is going to have 2GB VRAM too. Yeah, that is odd indeed.

I hate to say it, but I'm actually more interested in seeing how AMD's new cards are going to perform. Rumor has it the new 6870 is smaller, draws less power, and has 30% better perfromance than the 5870 (in 3D Mark). Supposedly it's just a mid range card priced at roughly $250 too (based on USD conversion of a Dutch site's claim).

All this while HW Labs seems sure (and very speculative) that the rumored GTX 580, according to them supposedly 20-30% faster than the 480, will beat AMD's 6970, and that it will debut only a month after the 6970 sometime in Dec. Hard to imagine isn't it? Even if that is true, which I doubt, the GTX 580 will no doubt be out of most people's price range and it would appear if the 6870 is as described, will sweep the midrange market easily.

One odd thing to note on the 6870 rumors (from TheTechSource btw), they say it only has one CF slot, limiting it to dual CF. I read some tid bits on the new AMD Fusion equipped CPUs too btw. Their on chip graphics won't be powerful enough for gaming obviously, roughly limited to 20 watts of graphics power. It will be interesting to see if it's implemented in hybrid fashion though, like some laptops that have a combo of onboard graphics chips and graphics cards. It would be cool too if they could come up with their own version of PhysX to have the on chip graphics run. PhysX cards from what I've read only use about 30w.




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#7 8 years ago
Zamamee;5411495That's just silly. Even the high end GTX 460's only have 2GB...

No the GTX 460 has only 1 GB, I think you mean in sli the 460 has 2 GB :p




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#8 8 years ago

Newegg.com - Palit NE5X460SF1142 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Not that I've heard of that brand before, but the fact remains, there is apparently at least one 2gb model =p

Also:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3835/gainward-announces-a-2gb-gtx-460


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#9 8 years ago
computernerd;5411681Newegg.com - Palit NE5X460SF1142 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Not that I've heard of that brand before, but the fact remains, there is apparently at least one 2gb model =p Also: Gainward announces a 2GB GTX 460 - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

Ive herd about gainwood but it seems like ive been living under a rock for ages :eek: Is the 460 2 GB any faster then the 1 GB model... or its for those silly n00bs that think video ram is everything lol




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#10 8 years ago
Not that I've heard of that brand before, but the fact remains, there is apparently at least one 2gb model

You've never heard of Palit? They're not that uncommon...are they?

Is the 460 2 GB any faster then the 1 GB model... or its for those silly n00bs that think video ram is everything lol

The 1GB version of the 460 is faster than the 768MB version because memory size isn't the only difference; the 1GB version has more bandwidth, and more ROPs, I think. However, I don't think the 2GB versions offer anything else more. You'll get more memory to play with for high resolutions and lots of AA, but other than that, there doesn't seem to be any real difference.




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