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When did Nvidia release their first 1gb gpu

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I,ve looked wherever on the net and found that ATI released the 1GB FireGL V7350 in March 2006 but does anybody know when Nvidia released their first 1 gb card ?

A friend will be donating a 1gb card to a build but knows nothing about it other than it is 1gb and that it works.
 

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My guess would probably be the Quadro FX5500 released in April 2006. I'm not sure if the Quadro FX4500 ever game in a 1GB variant though, if it did then that would have come out in July 2005.
 

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Easiest just to stick the card into a computer and use GPU-Z to identify the card.


Quadro FX 5500 (April 20, 2006) and GeForce 7900 GX2 (March 10, 2006) appear to be the first NVIDIA cards to have 1 GiB of VRAM. GX2 is kind of cheating though because it is a dual GPU card (two banks of 512 MiB VRAM).
 

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i havent received it yet. Thanks for the release date.

So..............at worst it is a card that was released March 2006
at best it could be anything.
 

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I,ve looked wherever on the net and found that ATI released the 1GB FireGL V7350 in March 2006 but does anybody know when Nvidia released their first 1 gb card ?

A friend will be donating a 1gb card to a build but knows nothing about it other than it is 1gb and that it works.
Well it could be a hypermemory card, which would appear to have 1gb ram but only cheat you into thinking so, could be a GT520 or something
 

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He just mailed me to say he bought it in pc world for 50 quid a year ago so itll go in my kids pc. Could be a 5450 if im really unlucky
 
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There were at least some 1GB variants of some of the higher-end 7000 series GeForce cards, like the 7900 GT and 7900 GTX. Well, all of the cards based on the G71 had 1GB variants at least...
 

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He just mailed me to say he bought it in pc world for 50 quid a year ago so itll go in my kids pc. Could be a 5450 if im really unlucky
It will be something like that. Or 6540 or something.
 

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He just mailed me to say he bought it in pc world for 50 quid a year ago so itll go in my kids pc. Could be a 5450 if im really unlucky
Wouldn't expect much more than that, PCworld are quite overpriced so, maybe a little better if you are lucky ;)
 

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I didnt think it could be any worse than a 5450 BUT IT IS.....................




its a Nvidia gt 218