PowerColor Launches World's First 2GB Videocard

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wk

I don't think increasing frame buffer that much will have any real benefit.

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Caboose

 2GB is nice to see on a video card. But what I'd like to see, is a dual-core GPU!

That'd make an x2 card even sweeter. 2 Dual-Core GPU's on a single (or in nVidia's case dual) PCB. If ATI or nVidia could build the Crossfire/SLI bridge into the GPU I'm sure it could happen. GPU's aren't THAT far behind CPU's when it comes to manuf. process.

 

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johnny3144

don't GPU already have many-core like architecture? isn't each stream-processor techinically a core? GPU have very different architecture when compared to CPU, so i don't think the multi-core logic applies here.

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Skiplives

GPUs are already very parallel, the manufacturing process is behind that of Intel because of the fabs, not the design.

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Strongbad536

I say its a waste too, I think even 1GB is overboard

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SEALBoy

What a waste... I bet the 512MB model is faster anyways...

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Devo85x

That may be the case with some things but with games such as crysis you will see a respectable frame rate increase with more memory... but after so much memory the application can no longer support that much making the extra useless

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Skiplives

I wonder why not on the 4870?  Maybe the additional memory helps the slower card more.  I like the Zalman-style cooler too and look forward to the review.

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killerxx7

if they put this on a 512 bit card like a gtx 280 is might be worth the extra cash its a shame they didnt do this with the HD2900xt that would of been FUN!!

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