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mcq3000
07-13-05, 11:07 PM
I am itching to upgrade my single 6800gt to one of these cards but I want to get a video memory upgrade along with it. Is nvidia planning to release any 512MB cards in the future or there is no point in 512MBm I want to get a card that will last me at least a year or mor eand let me play all upcoming games at 1600x1200 with no slowdown

Auswak
07-14-05, 02:53 AM
If you are a little patient EVGA might have a solution for you soon.

jAkUp
07-14-05, 02:56 AM
If you are a little patient EVGA might have a solution for you soon.

:eek:

GamerGuyX
07-14-05, 03:29 AM
If you are a little patient EVGA might have a solution for you soon.

Did I mention that I love EVGA? :wonder: :luv:














Unless they don't come through with what you just said. :firedevil

lowdog
07-14-05, 07:12 AM
Wonder if this will be the much hyped "7800 Ultra" (popcorn)

Big Ev
07-14-05, 12:47 PM
Wonder if this will be the much hyped "7800 Ultra" (popcorn)
Isn't GTX = Ultra? I thought they dropped the Ultra tag.

jAkUp
07-14-05, 01:18 PM
They said they dropped it because of the 6800GT's popularity.

J-Mag
07-14-05, 01:30 PM
Is nvidia planning to release any 512MB cards in the future or there is no point in 512MBm

Definatley, I mean haven't you seen the layout of the 7800GTX? Half of the BGA solder points are not connected to memory chips.

This means that if there are no memory density increases, Nvidia will still be able to put 512mb on the card without chaging reference designs. (I can bet you anything that there are 512mb 7800GTX cards in NVidia's testing labs as we speak)

I wouldn't be suprised if you saw a 1024mb version in 2006 when Samsung ups the desnities on GDDR (the only holdback on this would be cost, if the card is too expensive then the market isn't broad enough to even consider manufacturing.)

anzak
07-14-05, 03:08 PM
Hmm... if available, my next card may be the 512mb 7800GT. :D

$n][pErMan
07-14-05, 06:20 PM
IM waiting for cards with a gig :D

DEaD_IRiS
07-14-05, 06:54 PM
According to Anandtech http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2406
There's no reason to wait. At least for the next year or so.

"Final Words
Without a doubt, there will be a time when 512MB cards will be necessary. As we mentioned earlier, more local GPU memory is never a bad thing, it just has to be taken advantage of, and that time is not now."

Arto*
07-14-05, 06:59 PM
cant wait :D