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Old 03-13-10, 12:52 AM   #45
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Default Re: [SPC] XFX GTX480 up for Preorder! Pricing revealed!

Originally Posted by AdamK47 View Post
Is 512MB strange? How about 1024MB?
Originally Posted by Bman212121 View Post
Those are not so strange because they are 2^29 and 2^30 respectively. But it just happens to be that memory is usually done in 8 or 16 chips, which are also powers of 2. When memory is done in something that is not a power of 2 then we have "strange" numbers.
Exactly. Been working with computers since the 8088 and every thing is done by 8's (8, 16, 24, 32, 48, 64, 72, 80, etc). We're accustomed to seeing 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1024MB (1GB), etc.
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