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A gpu needs to address memory at a much faster rate than a cpu to be as effective, hence the term 'bottleneck'. As for links, just go to all the main gaming sites and look at benchmarks. SharpeXB02-23-2010, 08:39 AMI am considering an upgrade from the Radeon 4850 512mb to the 4850 1GB Will there really be any improved performance? spivonious is offline Quote post #7 of 21 Old 06-30-2010, 10:14 AM renethx AVS Forum Club Gold Join Date: Jan 2006 Posts: 16,472 Mentioned: 20 Post(s) Tagged: 1

Most of this time this happens if there has been a lot of malicious bot activity from your current internet provider's network or you are using a VPN. Just get a card that has enough horsepower for the games you're planning to play. So for HTPC, just get what's cheaper. Will run modern games decently at your resolution, not high settings and 100 FPS, but well enough. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/306378-33-512mb-graphics-card

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Noone here would think that a 1GB 55XX card wouls outperform a 512MB 58XX card, but there are many folks who will (noobs). is this true ? AVSForum.com is not sponsored by or in any way affiliated with AV Science Inc. but if you game at 1920x1200 or lower then a fast 512mb card will work fine,two 9800GTX running in SLI is faster in about 95% of the games over a GTX280

or is this a bit over kill ? Sound Card: Creative Recon3Di/SB Audigy 2 Platinum/HDMI output Power Supply: Seasonic M12II Evo 750 /Enermax Coolergiant 480/5v 3A/5V 2A Mouse: Roccat Nyth!/all in one media keyboard/touch Keyboard: Roccat Ryos TKL Pro/all Gamespot Giant Bomb ComicVine Steam Users' Forums > Steam Discussions > Hardware and Operating Systems > Will a 1GB graphics card be an improvement over 512mb? I suspect you might be right with the DDR5 version as the memory bandwidth will be much more with the faster (3800) memory.

ogormask is offline Quote post #11 of 21 Old 06-30-2010, 11:00 AM renethx AVS Forum Club Gold Join Date: Jan 2006 Posts: 16,472 Mentioned: 20 Post(s) Tagged: 1 512mb Graphics Card Games List If you want to upgrade, it's pointless to just get the same card with more memory as you aren't going to see a big increase at all. half the faster memory from the otherwise same specs. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-1156650.html Hide this message.429.

Are you a Human? Dec 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM #5 thebluebumblebee Joined: Jul 2, 2008 Messages: 5,485 (1.72/day) Thanks Received: 5,769 Location: Portland, OR System Specs System Name: Main/DC Processor: i7-2600K/i7-2600K Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55/GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Ask a question and give support. won’t it be better for me for me to have more ram on my GPU I know a 512mb GPU will have a better performance than a 1gb one in game’s,

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A card that has 1GB of RAM and a 256bit bus will only be able to address 512mb consistently fast... useful reference slayvus02-23-2010, 08:42 AMWhat resolution do you play at? 512mb Vs 1gb Graphics Card file Attached Files File Type: zip ATI_Radeon_HD_3450_Video_Guide.zip (384.6 KB, 77 views) - HTPC Buyer's Guide - October/November 2011- HTPC Buyer's Guide - December 2010 renethx is offline Quote post #16 What's your power supply model?

It won't make much a difference either way, there won't really be any disadvantages for a 1gb card so its fine IMO. But again, a lot of factors involved, no easy answer and in the end there isn't much of a difference but just a few frames per second. The DDR3 vs. Seems I've got what I paid for then and GPU-Z shows the real onboard memory.

Make this a 5-page thread with no direction, you're just going to waste everyone's time. i do leave mark on bench sometime, to remember which one is the most comfortable. :o now the fun part, i took the Powercolor one because it was the only 5450 Posted via Mobile Device BruinBeer, Aug 28, 2009 #1 Sponsor RootbeaR Joined: Dec 8, 2006 Messages: 4,469 On-board graphics works well here for my HP 20" wide screen 1680 If it's 1680x1050 or below, your fine for right now.

Click here to join today! Join over 733,556 other people just like you! pfff no sweat) can even find some GDDR5 1gb model at a nice price.

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How many memory chips do you see on the card? If you go for an SLi setup with 2x512mb cards, you won't have 1GB of RAM, you'll have 512mb, as two cards paired don't share RAM, they're cloned. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171028 SharpeXB02-23-2010, 11:08 AMyeah, see this one here, the 1gb isn't much imporvement over the 512mb http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-radeon-hd-4850-1gb-gvr485oc1gi-review/8 allstarAnA02-23-2010, 11:15 AMWhat exactly even makes you think that your power supply can't handle Let's say they only benefit in games, then one is still a better buy than the other.

defqon View Public Profile Find all posts by defqon (#2) Passion Fruit Ancient Guru Videocard: 6950 Unlocked 900/1250 Processor: i5 750 @ 4209Mhz on H50 Mainboard: MSI Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP Rear Projection Units OLED Technology and Flat Panels General OLED Technology Great Found Deals! is sent that only to lower power use and noise is this on the nForce 680i SLI motherboard ? Adding more VRAM to the same card is a marketing thing that dates back many years and is still being used to lure folks.

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... so in thinking on getting a 9600GT 1GB or the 9800GT 1GB and is there any point on running this on SLI ? Do this once properly and you're good. HTPC users want something that's quiet and low power (and are often underclocked).