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Whats the difference between the {gigabyte gtx 285 1gb} and the {gigabyte gtx 28

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November 4, 2009 5:37:42 AM

obviously there is the 1gb difference for anyone who was going to say that the latter has more memory, but what I am really intrested in is what does that extra 1gb actually do? I just shelled out an extra 70$ and I wanted to know what difference is made going for the more expensive version.
November 4, 2009 5:47:38 AM

no difference unless ur playing at 2560x1600 lol, epic fail.

RAM doesn't affect the speed, it only affects the resolution.
November 4, 2009 7:57:47 AM

are you serious...

What size moniter do I need for 2560x1600?
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a c 130 U Graphics card
November 4, 2009 8:52:24 AM

I think ~28''.

Video-RAM helps for heavy anti-aliasing, higher settings, and yes, larger resolutions. Though all 1GB cards usually give ~2FPS increase over their 512MB brothers.
November 4, 2009 9:40:51 AM

13abie said:
are you serious...

What size moniter do I need for 2560x1600?


around 30" as of the moment. sorry to make you feel bad, but i think at that resolution the gtx 285, even with 2gb would just be adequate, if not struggling.

..so dont plan on jumping to that resolution anymore, else, im guessing that you will again get tempted on upgrading your video card. stay on "full hd" and be happy with ur gtx 285 :) 
November 4, 2009 4:15:44 PM

rescawen said:

RAM doesn't affect the speed, it only affects the resolution.


LOL. The advice on these forums never ceases to amaze.
a c 84 U Graphics card
November 4, 2009 5:45:22 PM

well you can play GTA IV with full settings, it needs about 1.6GB vram. other than that... cant think of any lol
a c 84 U Graphics card
November 4, 2009 5:46:46 PM

masteryoda34 said:
LOL. The advice on these forums never ceases to amaze.

you must be one of those who buys low end cards with loads of slow ram, like 4350 1GB DDR2 or something....

edit wait heres even better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
9600gt with 2GB DDR2
!