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Buying a new GFX card

By jonisaksson
Dec 20, 2008
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  1. Hi

    I am just in the process of buying a new GFX card.

    I have been thinking of getting the 4870. But is it worth getting a 1 gb version of it?

    I havent seen any comparisons how much faster the 1gb version is over the 512 mb. Though I have heard that the 1 gb is faster but not sure how much

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers
    Jon
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The 1GB version is 10-15% faster on average than its 512MB counterpart. IMO, it just depends on how much you get each one for. If both are at the same or almost at the same price, it's a no-brainer.
  3. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

    It's going to depend on the game. The extra memory is for textures. If the game uses uber large textures then yeah, the extra 512 is worth it.

    I'm still salivating over my GTX280 with 1GB.. Every time I play a game I drool a little bit.
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