Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Oct 2010.
Its fairly well known that the Joe public don't know much when it comes to specs and often think that the card with most ram is the fastest. Looks like an attempt to captalise on that fact.
EDIT: unless something like photoshop or professional graphics work needs that much memory, then possibly a budget quatro card?
Playing into the "More RAM Means the Graphics Card is Better" Mentality if you ask me
At least it's a single slot card, there seems to be a general lack of them lately.
i seems very excessive especially with it being GDDR3
Lol...can just imagine the scenario...
"Daddy,daddy dont get that Pc, its got a rubbish Gfx card called a 480 with only 1.5Gb of memory...it'll be rubbish compared to this one with ZOMG!!! 3Gb of memory, it will be like TWICE as fast PHWOAR!!!...get this Pc,please dad, please..."
Got to love PR marketing departments.....
Another round of nVidia facepalm time. Will it ever end...?
I actually think this will be rather good.. if the price is right...
114 cores, 1.5GB memory (I am assuming a 384-bit bus?) makes for a nice budget card or two for video transcoding/rendering/physx/folding
If only it were available on its own..
Nvidia: Damn we have too many RAM chips! Our next GPU's won't be using the same RAM... what to do? what to do? what to do?....
Employee: Ahh let's just dumb everything on some low end card... give them 3GB each, another one with 12GB later on, if we need too.
Nvidia to Press: Presenting the Geforce GT440 with a whopping 3GB of memory! Yes, it has more memory than the system itself that it will be probably used in, but no mater! 3GB!!!!! Imagine all the textures you can store! Now you can play your favorite games at minimum settings, except you put set textures to be set to high!
Great, sell it with Win7 32 home basic and 4 GB system memory, and watch 3,5 GB of space beeing wasted
Hmm, would be interesting as a PhysX card...
Exactly what I was thinking. Sell it with a budget 2GB RAM system and witness the first graphics card to generate negative memory!
Now you can install Crysis on your GPU memory
WOW this card would be awesome if I could use all that GPU memory as a SSD.
That just about sums up what I was thinking.
what amazes me is that why nVidia never bothered with DisplayPort? it's clearly the next generation port to have, and saves on card production cost.
In all honestly, it doesn't matter what enthusiasts think about this card. GT440 is aimed at corporate/office/"glowing green" PC customers who have no idea what is inside, and are completely unaware that PC with 4GB RAM running 32 bit system wasting almost whole VGA memory.
exactly what i was thinking.
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