Yes, but when we had 256MB cards as the norm, a few years later 512 MB was the norm, but the old chip was still strong enough to process all, same thing with the transition from 512MB to 1024MB.
Sure, 1024 MB is enough for all games now, but as hard as it is to imagine, in one or two years time you will be thankful that you bought the 2048MB version because the frame buffer is then still big enough, and the GPU is also still strong enough for most games.
I am now regretting having bought the 512MB version of a GTS250, (borrowed friends 1GB model), and with current games it made the difference.
Since it only costs a bit more compared to the overall price of the card, you might just as well add on the extra gig. Sure, no current games will use it, (except GTA4), but in one or two years time you'll be thankful.
yeah since NOBODY knows what causes the GSOD..... ATI said it was a Windows update and later pulled that idea as their reason.....I'm hoping it was a chipset problem and being that the 2GB version is new......maybe it's got the better "batch" of chipsets
one thing about Nvidia I've always liked is the stable drivers they have.......but yeah I really don't want a piece of plastic in my case running at 110C all the time
ok pals..........I got my Vapor X 5870 2GB version today and put it in.
played MW2 for about 40 min with no "grey screen lockup"...... still has fingers crossed.......
2 funny things thought---
1) I ran the Windows Index Tool again and my 1GB version of this exact card scored a 7.8 and the 2GB version scored a 7.7 (I'm sure that's nothing though)
2) when the Tool was running and I'm in game...I'm getting that coil whine some people are getting (either from the PSU or the card itself)