Sapphire Doubles the Memory on Newest HD 5850 Card

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K0BALT

 I'd love those card housings for my 295's....heck i'd even consider making the jump just for that.

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i7 920@4.4GHz,Heatkiller 3.0, (2X)GTX295 Quad-SLI, EVGA X58 3X SLI, 6GB DDR3 OCZ Gold

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jonnygotguns

haha you should make the jump :) i would be Nvidia if the three cards i've had from then didn't blow up from over heating :| ati has nvr done this to me

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Jewell Gonzalez

is 2Gigs even worth paying the extra $$$ for? I doubt it will have any mayor effect on general gaming!?

PFC J. Gonzalez

 

 

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DBsantos77

 Metro 2033 doesn't mind the extra Vram. Photoshop can also benefit from the extra Vram with OpenGL drawing.

-Santos

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gendoikari1

Then again, Gulftown overclocked to 5GHz with 24GB of RAM, 4 GTX 480s, and watercooled everything might have a chance of running Metro 2033 at max settings.

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DBsantos77

 LOL! Is it really that bad!? Geez. I thought it was just an eye-candy version of Left for Dead lol.

-Santos

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gendoikari1

Just look at the "optimum" system requirements:

Core i7 CPU

NVIDIA DirectX 11 compliant graphics card (GeForce GTX 480 and 470)

As much RAM as possible (8GB+)

Fast HDD or SSD. 

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DBsantos77

Nothin like working 3D renders in real time!

-Santos

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Peanut Fox

Does going from one to two gigabytes of memory at 2560 x 1600 resolution or less have a notable impact in performance with today's games?

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jonnygotguns

depends on what games your playing. I know GTA4 needed more than 1gig of video ram to be able to max out the Draw Distance but thats the only game i can think of or way u would need more than 1 gig of Video ram. As far as overall performance goes no it won't really do anything.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

2 gigs?  overkill.  love the design though.

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drew829

yea, it's overkill for a single monitor but the extra 1GB of memory should help those who have or want eyefinity setups

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jonnygotguns

....epic....now i want one to put next to my regular 5850 haha

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Danthrax66

you shouldn't run this in xfire with a reference card, the reference card will hold this card back and you won't get it's full value. It's always best to run 2 identical cards.

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jonnygotguns

lol i would be lucky if i can get money for one of these things... some of us run tight budgets man.

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Danthrax66

I still have a 9800 gtx hopefully upgrading soon... but I'm just letting people know my friend had a 4870 toxic/vapor-x and a reference 4870 the reference held the toxic back a lot

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