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Why is the Radeon HD 4850 512mb more than 1Gb?

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August 18, 2009 5:13:45 AM

Am I missing something? I recently purchased an XFX Radeon HD 4850 512mb Graphics card, but the XFX Radeon HD 4850 1Gb GDDR3 Card is cheaper, WTF?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

Should I return the product, not to mention I saw a Visiontek Radeon HD 4850 512mb for $99 on ebay.

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August 18, 2009 5:31:18 AM

they must have so many 1 gig cards in stock, they are dumping them out now
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August 18, 2009 5:40:23 AM

I guess that's a reason. I spent 134$ on the card. Will newegg let me exchange it for another better card the Visiontek 4870 is only $4 more!
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August 18, 2009 7:59:16 AM

I suppose as long as you send back the "old" 512MB card and pay for shipping for the 1GB card.

That adds up to more than just $4.
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August 18, 2009 12:38:00 PM

Also, unless you are gaming at 1920x1080 of higher, going from a gpu with 512MB to 1GB RAM will no offer any noticeable performance increases. For gaming at 1680x1050 having 512MB RAM on the gpu is fine.
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