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Old February 5, 2013, 05:49 AM
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Default 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
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Old February 5, 2013, 06:13 AM
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Why? Just, Why? There's no way a 7850 would have the power, even in Crossfire to fill up 4GB of VRAM....
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Old February 5, 2013, 06:17 AM
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Old February 5, 2013, 06:22 AM
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IMO, you'll see a lot of these cards in the next while as the current generation hangs around longer than usual....
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Old February 5, 2013, 06:29 AM
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Yes, I suppose they have to keep coming up with gimmicks till the new ships dock.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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I would think that this would help in high-resolution/multi-monitor set-ups?
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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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