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512MB 4850 vs 1GB 4850

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September 20, 2008 1:24:26 AM

does anyone know if there is a noticeable performance difference?

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September 20, 2008 1:39:58 AM

There isn't. 4850 isn't powerful enough to run at the extreme resolutions needed to make 1gb matter anyway. Get the cheaper 512mb model.
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September 20, 2008 1:47:38 AM

Uhm... The 1Gb model is aimed towards the XFire crowd with hell-big resolutions.

So, if you play in a 30" display at max res, you *might* want the 1Gb version, but we would slap face you, lol. At that kinda res, you might want a 4870X2 or a GTX280, or a couple of those :p 

Anyway, in a range of res below 1900x1200, the difference, like dagger said, isn't worth it right now. Maybe in the "near" future we'll see more vram demanding games :p 

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September 20, 2008 2:03:11 AM

lol.... some other dude posted the same topic yesterday
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