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Old 05-21-2009, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GTX 285 2 gig VS 1 gig?

I was looking at the 2 EVGA ones and the price difference really isn't that much. I was wondering if it would be worth it to pay a little more to get the 2 gig card. Is performance that much better? Any suggestions would be great
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Depends on the game, some games really make use of VRAM, and that extra GB could make a lot of difference. If the price difference isn't much ($1-30), I would say it would be worth it.
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It would be really useful for higher resolutions, like 1920x1200.
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I was looking at the 2 EVGA ones and the price difference really isn't that much. I was wondering if it would be worth it to pay a little more to get the 2 gig card. Is performance that much better? Any suggestions would be great
If you like GTA IV, that's useful to get the 2GB, and in this case the GTX 285's bandwidth is good enough so it won't cause a performance decrease like other memory souped up cards..

Just make sure you get getting a GDDR3 GTX 285, because sometimes they fool you with 2GB and its a GDDR2
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^^ Good point. Make sure to look out for that.
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Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P3-1185-AR GeForce GTX 285 2GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

if those are the cards, then there is an $80 gap..pretty good leap imo. But if you have a huge (19x12) monitor and play a lot of high end games then I guess it could be justified
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When did they release the 2GB version? I had no idea this even existed. It must have been very recent.
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When did they release the 2GB version? I had no idea this even existed. It must have been very recent.
Yeah this was completely new news to me and I just bought my 280 GTX a week ago. I must not have researched enough, though, $409 is still over my budget for a GPU anyway.
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If your going with a single card setup I'd say go for the 2GB model. If your going to be running SLI I don't think you'll need the extra memory.

Or you can follow my more is always better theme
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If your going with a single card setup I'd say go for the 2GB model. If your going to be running SLI I don't think you'll need the extra memory.

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More is always better... get (2) 2GB 285 GTX cards. Haha
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