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Old 05-04-2005, 06:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah. that's what I was gonna say. I got something like ~9 MB.. So where is the rest of the memory used for? Buffering multiple frames, etc.? After all, 9MB << 128 MB.. Well I guess u could display a "higher" depth than with 32-bits. But that doesn't sound like the reason tho.

Wish I had time to search for an article about this ..
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Found one!.. Damn.. Couldn't help it but google for it..

http://www.dansdata.com/gz014.htm

Good article. There seems to be a lot to know re: the design of video cards. . Atleast I was on the right track.. lol
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That is a good article. It is tough to say, but he is saying that at that time, the end of 2002, games were starting to max out 64mb of RAM. I would guess that games are now pushing more towards the 128mb limit.
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Old 05-04-2005, 07:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah for sure man. But, the theory/concepts should stay relatively similar.. It's probably missing all the vid card theory that came about in the last 2-3 years I am sure. But it's a good starting point for someone who wants to do more in depth reading about this stuff.
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Well thing is as said you don't need that much power anyways, 256mb is more than enuff.
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the 6800 gt owned it....BIG time its 200$ cheaper
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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yea the GT did well and long live nvidia in that, but there IS a use for 512mb cards. the only one i can think of right now is Doom3 on ultra high settings becasue it uses all of the ram. i think it was supposed to be made for 256 or something but i remember nubius saying that it needs 512 to really work.
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God! thats so much memory, whats that do anyways as far as the memory on your gpu? Take the load off of your ram for like the math intence things in a game?
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:53 PM   #19 (permalink)
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its used to store textures in vram.
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