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ASUS Designs Own Monster Dual-GTX 285 4 GB Graphics Card

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Bout time we saw something unique. Go Asus!

nVidia, know your place! Get back to the fab and cook me more GPUs!
 
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what's the point?
will the extra... 2-ish GB ram actually give any performance increase?
 
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ASUS has created a god among video cards.
 
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what's the point?
will the extra... 2-ish GB ram actually give any performance increase?
Crank up the texture quality in GTA4, and watch that GTX 285 1GB cry.
 
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Crank up the texture quality in GTA4, and watch that GTX 285 1GB cry.
oh.. amount of memory directly relates to texture quality?
 
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how come you say that?
32bit OS's use a max of 3.2GB (I think?) of ram, and that includes GPU ram, so if you have 2GB of ram and then a 4GB card in, it may cause conflicts.

Anyone feel free to correct me if Im wrong.
 

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how come you say that?
32-bit OS = 4GB max of memory address space. If you had, say, 2GB of ram, then there's only 2 left for addressing, which means that your shiny gpu can use a max of 2GB of ram.
If you had 4GB of ram, then to fit all that vram in, it takes away from system ram, leaving you with way less than 3GB most people get from a 32-bit OS with 4GB of ram.

Typed in a hurry, does it make sense though?
 
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32bit OS's use a max of 3.2GB (I think?) of ram, and that includes GPU ram, so if you have 2GB of ram and then a 4GB card in, it may cause conflicts.

Anyone feel free to correct me if Im wrong.
ahh right yeah
i didn't know video RAM counted you see
(i'm noobish)

Typed in a hurry, does it make sense though?
yes.. indeed it does.
 
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Crank up the texture quality in GTA4, and watch that GTX 285 1GB cry.
I have run GTA IV maxed out (turned restrictions off) on my old GTX 260, it run fine for while :p

lol.

I want to know where this came from, TPU rarely is the one breaking the news.
 
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and the cost?
lets hope that it is not $600....
 
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i think is a collector's edition
 
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I'm a collector :D
 

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I have run GTA IV maxed out (turned restrictions off) on my old GTX 260, it run fine for while :p

lol.

I want to know where this came from, TPU rarely is the one breaking the news.
Yeah, your card is awesome. Especially when an app is asking for 1.5 GB of video memory.

I want to know where this came from, TPU rarely is the one breaking the news.
Straight from ASUS EMEA.
 

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I dont think that was the point of his post?
I don't think you got the point of my post either.

App requiring 1.5 GB of video memory, on a card with 896 MB = at least 100% more read-backs, can't play the game beyond a point. Hence he said "for a while".
 
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You dont have to be so arrogant bta. I wasnt being.

All my point was that my GTX 260 didnt scream, and just because the game settings say thats how much its using doesnt mean thats what it uses. Also drivers assign around 2Gb of shared system memory as an overflow to the on board memory.

When I said a while it went for about an hour before crashing and that was with tons of vehicles and explosions, no popp-ins, crazy textures nothing.
 

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You dont have to be so arrogant bta. I wasnt being.
I wasn't being either. Maybe I should decorate my posts with more smilies now on.
 
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what's the point?
will the extra... 2-ish GB ram actually give any performance increase?
In games NO ! since it`s GDDR3 , the performance might actually drop in some games .Take HD4870 for example . The card uses GDDR5 , and you barely see any difference between the 512 and 1024 version , just in really high resolutions when you run out of buffer . But again , no big difference .
This card is made just to satisfy the "need for more" , a syndrome common in our days . I want to buy a Ferrari too , i don`t like the car , but it`s expensive , and there are not many who own it , so i must be some kind of god if i have it . This is actually just a "stock" card , but tuned on the outside . I don`t think the cooling is better because i see the same blower in there , and it`s just like the reference design . BIG ? yes , POWERFUL ? not really ... Expensive ? YOU BET ! If you want to have something special , design your own card and use the original PCB . Save money :)
 
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In games NO ! since it`s GDDR3 , the performance might actually drop in some games .Take HD4870 for example . The card uses GDDR5 , and you barely see any difference between the 512 and 1024 version , just in really high resolutions when you run out of buffer . But again , no big difference .
This card is made just to satisfy the "need for more" , a syndrome common in our days . I want to buy a Ferrari too , i don`t like the car , but it`s expensive , and there are not many who own it , so i must be some kind of god if i have it . This is actually just a "stock" card , but tuned on the outside . I don`t think the cooling is better because i see the same blower in there , and it`s just like the reference design . BIG ? yes , POWERFUL ? not really ... Expensive ? YOU BET ! If you want to have something special , design your own card and use the original PCB . Save money :)

that's a damn fine first post :p