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Palit GTX 750 StormX 2 GB Ups the Ante on Memory

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Palit also builds a 2 GB GTX 750 graphics card.

Palit has joined the manufacturers that make 2 GB GTX 750 graphics cards. It has done so with its GTX 750 StormX 2 GB.

As per reference specification, the GTX 750 graphics cards from Nvidia are set to carry just 1 GB of GDDR5 graphics memory. Of course, manufacturers will respond to users claiming that this is insufficient, and equip their cards with double the standard amount of memory for a small price premium.

Palit's graphics card doesn't only differ from the reference specification with its memory volume. It also features a custom PCB design as well as a custom cooler. Clock speeds are set at 1020 MHz base, with a boost capability of around 1085 MHz. The frame buffer is clocked in at an effective speed of 5010 MHz.

There was no word on pricing, though we can assume the card will carry a small price premium over the reference models.

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    clutchc , March 12, 2014 7:44 PM
    I just bought an Evga GTX 750 Ti SC that had 2GB. And their std 750 line also comes with 2GB: http://www.evga.com/articles/00821/#2752
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    The Crazed Child , March 12, 2014 8:01 PM
    Enough with manufacturers adding this extra memory to their graphics cards...the 128-bit bus won't be able to take advantage of it!
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    The Crazed Child , March 12, 2014 8:05 PM
    Enough with manufacturers adding this extra memory to their graphics cards...the 128-bit bus won't be able to take advantage of it!
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    knowom , March 12, 2014 9:17 PM
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    Enough with manufacturers adding this extra memory to their graphics cards...the 128-bit bus won't be able to take advantage of it!
    Really wish you could use graphics memory on windows for a ramdisk or volume/partition cache it could actually be useful for that purpose. Right now it basically just goes unused largely.
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    knowom , March 12, 2014 9:21 PM
    Tom's Hardware should do a article testing it across a bunch of games seeing how much they can get them to use max. I wouldn't doubt if most game still would run fine with only 512MB of graphics memory on high settings. I don't consider a cards graphics memory bandwidth the same as it's graphics memory capacity they serve different purposes one is for speed and the other is for storage to avoid a speed penalty from swapping textures in or out on the fly.
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    dark_wizzie , March 12, 2014 10:35 PM
    Oh my god. Tom's Hardware, PLEASE do an article on memory bus width vs memory usage! Please, please, please, please.
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    luc2k , March 13, 2014 12:11 AM
    Used to think 1GB was enough for 1680x1050, but then Thief happened.
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    CodeMatias , March 13, 2014 12:40 AM
    2GB should really be the minimum for any graphics outside display drivers and integrated solutions. 1920x1080 on most games breaks 1gb easily even with low settings (but high textures), especially when desktop manager in 7 and 8 are running.