Originally Posted by SaltyFish
So... Gigabyte's following Club3D's approach with their Royal Queen 7850?
On the topic of "underkill", I wonder if someone will push out a 1GB GTX670? The current generation of GeForce cards currently lacks a 256-bit card with 1GB and could use one.
Not following anything. 1GB version of HD 7850 was planned from the beginning. Most manufacturers have released their 1GB versions some time ago. Gigabyte is just lagging behind.
GTX 670/HD 7970 1GB would be complete BS. They're too fast for 1GB and would be clearly limited by memory amount. HD 7850 and maybe GTX 650 Ti (or GTX 655) are just good enough for 1GB when used in single-GPU config at lower or no AA levels and lower resolutions.