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Old 07-11-08, 09:45 AM   #76
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Default Re: The right price for the GTX200 family...

No I get your point. But its irrelevant. When a 512 meg card cant complete a test due to having insufficient memory. While a 768 meg card can. The speed of the cards is a non issue. 90% of the time a 9800GTX performs better than an 8800GTX. Even if just by a few percent. But when that memory bottleneck kicks in. The 9800GTX falls flat on its face. You can have the fastest GPU architecture in the world. But if you slap 256 megs of memory on it. It will just die.

Also there are plenty of tests out there with similar cards but different memory configurations which reinforce this theory. Look at the 8800GTS 320 scaling verses the 8800GTS 640. Everytime the 8800GTS 320 runs out of memory. It exhibits the same issues as these 512 cards are exhibiting in the circumstances I've pointed out here. Memory bottlenecks are not a hard thing to observe and point out. They are one of the most obvious types of bottlenecks seen at high end gaming.

You keep saying I lack common sense. Yet my point has been consistent. And despite what you think. The evidence I have shown clearly examples that point.
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