Their charts show some major improvements in this one game at least. Some rather large differences in FPS.
In some tests, the difference between the 1GB and 512MB 4870 is very similar to the difference between the 512MB 4870 and the 512MB 4850.
I have flip-flopped a few times now on this. Wish I had already flipped 3 weeks ago when I bought my 512MB 4870
oh yehh welll, i have my 2 3870s at 850 and 1240. HA!
Well I don't really care
I should have gotten the 1 GB version since I play at 1920 by 1200... but I haven't had ANY performance issues with the 512 mb version... plus... my volt mod stuff will be coming soon gonna try getting this 4870 close to 1 ghz core clock
Well, only a little. I'm just mad I ever doubted my original instinct. After 15 years I should know that more RAM is ALWAYS better.
Well you know that isn't always the case. Remember the 7300gt's or ones like them. They were selling the DDR3 versions with 256mb of RAM and the DDR2 versions with 512mb RAM. I remember distinctly that the DDR2's sucked a$$ compared the lower RAM'd DDR3 versions. I know this isn't the same situation that your talking about, it was just an example that I wanted to point out. Moral of the story is that MORE RAM doesn't "Always" equate to better gaming experience.