Sparkle Introduces 2GB, Single-GPU Graphics Card

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ka0s5150

What ever happened to there Power Supplies?

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Keith E. Whisman

Throwing an additional gig of DDR3 at a 1gig video card will not make it the fastest video card in the world. However, if they were to build the GTX285 with 2gigs of DDR5 at 512bit bus and high speeds then that would be a video card I would want in my rig.

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SodaAnt

Actually, there's also a 4870 with 2 GB of memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102826

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devin3627

Directx 11 is going to be the best to come out of video cards.

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AntiHero

Hence why i'm not building yet. I'm going to get small time parts, like Keyboard, monitors, Mouse, Case, cathodes, power supply, dvd drive,  sound card, network card(maybe), and whatever else i come across that doesn't rely on Motherboard, CPU and GPU. (Also whatever ones are proven to work with linux out of the box, with little or no hassle)

I don't like Microsoft, I associate with it.

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guest001

Putting 2gb of memory on a GDDR3 interface is just stupid. If nVidia wanted a truly powerful card, they should have made a GDDR5 version of this.

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Matarsak

ATI's 2GB  4870x2, which I assume is what you're referring to (and which I own) does have 2 gigs of memory, but that's really only 1 gig accessible to each core, mirrored.

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devin3627

MIRRORED? explain!

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Digital-Storm

It means that its 2 graphics cards slapped together. 1Gb + 1Gb does not equal 2Gb when they are 2 cards slapped together. What it does, is mirror the data on the First card to the Second card thus, making it so that both cards have the same data

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Jox

ATI

 

 

-Jox

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