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SKYMTL February 5, 2013 06:49 AM

HIS Launches World’s First 4GB HD 7850
The HD 7850 4GB IceQ Turbo 4GB features a massive amount of memory, higher clock speeds, leading edge overclocking capabilities and upgraded components.

Read more here: HIS Launches World's First 4GB HD 7850 | Hardware Canucks

great_big_abyss February 5, 2013 07:13 AM

Why? Just, Why? There's no way a 7850 would have the power, even in Crossfire to fill up 4GB of VRAM....

IRQ Conflict February 5, 2013 07:17 AM

8192MB texture packs @ 4k of course. :haha:

SKYMTL February 5, 2013 07:22 AM

IMO, you'll see a lot of these cards in the next while as the current generation hangs around longer than usual....

IRQ Conflict February 5, 2013 07:29 AM

Yes, I suppose they have to keep coming up with gimmicks till the new ships dock.

great_big_abyss February 5, 2013 07:49 AM

It's just a fancy number to dupe consumers who don't know any better into spending more money. 4GB must be better than 2GB, right?

Now, what they could do is launch Crossfire/SLI on a stick for each core. Have a twin-7850, twin-7870, twin-7950 card, etc, all at different price points, with efficient coolers, and slightly cheaper than buying 2x the respective cards.

That may be something worth looking at.

Bond007 February 5, 2013 08:52 AM

It will zero real world impact on anything. If it comes at the same price as a 2gb in may be a selling point, otherwise its a moot point.

Arinoth February 5, 2013 12:19 PM

It's to drum up sales for those who aren't very informed, thinking they NEED 4GB vRAM while running at 1080p or lower resolutions...

bigFOIG February 5, 2013 03:13 PM

I would think that this would help in high-resolution/multi-monitor set-ups?

great_big_abyss February 5, 2013 03:22 PM

But here's the problem, even 2x 7850's will have difficulty pushing out enough pixels to keep 4GB worth of screen real estate occupied.

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