Gainward produce GeForce 8600 GT with 1GiB VRAM

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    Gainward have announced a GeForce 8600 GT with 1024MiB of framebuffer memory. "For what reason?", we hear you ask. Well, erm........<br />


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    Unfortunately, the reasonably in-depth graphics analysis has proved to be totally daft as well seeing how it seems to overlook that all the latest desktop operating systems offer fully composited desktop windowing systems and associated APIs that make chewing up VRAM rather easy...
     
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    If you're talking about Vista, any full screen presentation by D3D or OpenGL will turn off the DWM and free its VRAM.
     
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    While this is clearly completely useless for an 8600GT I still think its a good sign that the industry is preparing to move to that amount of memory en masse very soon.

    Hopefully the next high end cards from NV and ATI will have 1GB models as standard. Its time games moved beyond the 512MB arena.
     
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    Might this card be of great interest to those that use 3D art packages and need a lot of texture memory, but don't want to shell out for a Quaddro?

    I'm thinking hobbyist / semi-pro.
     
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    Absolutely, that'd be a fine reason to give this board a shot.
     
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    It would also be useful for volume rendering, where silky smooth performance is often not necessary but the volume might not work at all if it doesn't fit in video memory.
     
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