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Old 07-10-08, 04:09 PM   #31
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Default Re: The right price for the GTX200 family...

Bandwith is important as well. But so its memory. I'm not suggesting someone go out and buy a Geforce 9600 GT with 1 gigs of memory. But theres a point where just multi GPUing a buncha 512 cards becomes a bit silly. Specially when their potential ends up hamstringed by the framebuffer allowed.

Bandwith isnt the reason the HD4000 series does so well with 8xAA compared to Nvidia ((percentage wise)) ATI does its z passes in fewer cycles than Nvidia at 8xAA. ,. Much like when the G80 came out Nvidia made 2xAA/4xAA use the same amount of cycles. But that doesnt change the memory consumption.

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