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    Default Guru3D reviews PowerColor's HD 4850 2GB

    Guru3D has taken a look at PowerColor's HD 4850 with 2GB of memory. As ambitious as this may be, the extra memory isn't justifiable on a mid-range solution.

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    Yes, generally speaking, the extra memory only really helps at very high resolutions, in which case would probably mean a 4870 would be used, not 4850. Kinda renders it moot.

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    The only positive thing I can see from it, is CAD work, I believe they use high graphics memory, but it seems to be a waste, it would have been better to make a 2GB 4870 IMO.

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    I had a 1Gig 8800gt....Things still haven't changed here

    Edit: will there be a countdown like new years Gareth? Champagn? Party poppers?
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    its a great and innovative idea but as Gareth said it would be better if a 4870 had 2 gigs on it since its more powerful. hey! why don't they make a 2 gig 4870 with a 1024-bit Memory Interface now that would be astounding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaganader View Post
    its a great and innovative idea but as Gareth said it would be better if a 4870 had 2 gigs on it since its more powerful. hey! why don't they make a 2 gig 4870 with a 1024-bit Memory Interface now that would be astounding!
    cause the chip would be like 1500 mm2 they need 32 nm first.
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5522/881217549921tl2.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    I had a 1Gig 8800gt....Things still haven't changed here

    Edit: will there be a countdown like new years Gareth? Champagn? Party poppers?
    I just saw this, I am really wishing I did a countdown, it would have been good Oh well, all systems up and running and this is my reaction to the PC...

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