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anzak
09-15-05, 07:35 PM
Where are they? We had 256mb cards long before we ever needed them. Games are beginning to take advantage of 512mb graphics cards and there are none (speaking of next gen cards) in sight. I'm thinkin about ordering the 512mb eVGA 6800GT (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130240). I know that I just sold an AGP 6800GT, but the only sold it to free me of the nForce 3 stuttering bug, to move to PCIe, and get a card with 512mb of memory. I'd like to get a 512mb 7800GT instead.

(soapbox)

shabby
09-15-05, 07:43 PM
Once ati releases the 512meg x1800's odds are nvidia will do the same.

jAkUp
09-15-05, 07:45 PM
Yea, we should see the 512mbs once the x1800xt hits

j0j081
09-15-05, 10:24 PM
Think it will make a huge difference in games like BF2 or is that a system RAM problem only?

anzak
09-15-05, 10:43 PM
Think it will make a huge difference in games like BF2 or is that a system RAM problem only?

Its a video memory problem. 2GB of system memory will fix the stutering, but thats only because your giving more memory for the graphics card to steal from the system. I tested this with with ATI Tray Tools on my X800XT which allows for texture and video memory monitoring. With Battlefield 2 on high both the texture and video memory was at 0mb. On medium the video memory was at 0mb, but the texture memory was at 50mb.

A 512mb card would provide more than enough video and texture memory to run the game smoothly.

Kojiro
09-16-05, 02:38 AM
Wouldn't it be better to wait for ATI's most powerful card. The XXX850XT Ulimate Extreame Platinum Edition.

Or Nvidia's 776800 GTFX LE SE MX Ultra
:rolleyes:

Toss3
09-16-05, 07:04 AM
Wouldn't it be better to wait for ATI's most powerful card. The XXX850XT Ulimate Extreame Platinum Edition.

Or Nvidia's 776800 GTFX LE SE MX Ultra
:rolleyes:
:eek2:

But why doesn't Nvidia release 512mb cards before ATi?? That would give them a little bit of an advantage, since there are already customers looking for 512mb cards! and Nvidia would sell some 512versions, before Ati would even have their first cards out!

anzak
09-16-05, 09:01 AM
:eek2:

But why doesn't Nvidia release 512mb cards before ATi?? That would give them a little bit of an advantage, since there are already customers looking for 512mb cards! and Nvidia would sell some 512versions, before Ati would even have their first cards out!

Because they wanted to milk the 256mb cards which are cheaper to make.

shabby
09-16-05, 06:57 PM
:eek2:

But why doesn't Nvidia release 512mb cards before ATi?? That would give them a little bit of an advantage, since there are already customers looking for 512mb cards! and Nvidia would sell some 512versions, before Ati would even have their first cards out!

They did release them... at $999 though. Now that ati is gonna release one at 599 nvidia will simply have to do the same, and the vendors wont be able to gouge consumers as they did before.