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512MB Video Cards

By Skutty
Jul 25, 2005
  1. I have been hearing mixed messages, are they out yet or not? If so can someone provide me a link to some information on one/them? It's amazing the rate at which technology is upgrading these days.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

  3. Skutty

    Skutty TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Holy hell, 512 Cards!! My life is complete, thanks Howard.

    EDIT: Umm, how substantial is the difference in the jump from 256? Thanks
     
  4. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,199

    The jump from 256 to 512 will not be substantial for most games on the market.

    There are a few rare situations currently where this can be a plus... EverquestII with it's "Maximum" texture detail, for example, will exceed 256mb of vram. Users with very large/high-resolution monitor users may also see some improvements if playing with high-degrees of antialiasing (say like 2536x1900 with 4/6x AA in a game with heavy texturing).
     
  5. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,764

    Ive read 3 reviews of 512mb cards and they were all negative. It will be several years before games will need that much RAM on a card.
     
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