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Who makes the VRAM in your video card?

#1Snuckie7Posted 8/20/2013 4:39:46 PM
Who makes the VRAM in your video card? - Results (98 votes)
Samsung
8.16% (8 votes)
8
Hynix
2.04% (2 votes)
2
Elpida
3.06% (3 votes)
3
Other
3.06% (3 votes)
3
No idea
83.67% (82 votes)
82
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#2fuzzymanPosted 8/20/2013 4:57:16 PM(edited)
this the best pic I can find but it's difficult to tell

http://www.3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2011/12/26/622031/20.jpg

I am not looking as I have RAMsinks installed

Hynix or Elpida obviously
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#3MonerMonerPosted 8/20/2013 5:05:01 PM(edited)
As part of the majority, how would I find out who makes the VRAM, also why does the manufacturer matter? Quality control, RMA service, reliability?

Genuinely curious, thanks.

Edit: looked at Fuzzys picture, I assume I look at the black squares. Are those are the VRAM modules for my video card?
#4Ep1taph303Posted 8/20/2013 4:58:46 PM
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#5Snuckie7(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2013 5:02:39 PM(edited)
fuzzyman posted...
this the best pic I can find but it's difficult to tell

http://www.3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2011/12/26/622031/20.jpg

I am not looking as I have RAMsinks installed

Hynix or Elpida obviously

That looks like Elpida to me.

If you look at this pic of a 6790, you can see similar print on the IC's

http://www.overclockers.ua/video/amd-radeon-hd6790-powercolor/10-big-amd-radeon-hd6790-powercolor.jpg

MonerMoner posted...
As part of the majority, how would I find out who makes the VRAM, also why does the manufacturer matter? Quality control, RMA service, reliability?

Genuinely curious, thanks.

You would have to pop off the cooler on your card and inspect the naked IC's, or if you read a review that used your specific batch of cards. The manufacturer can make a huge difference to how well your RAM overclocks, as well as what timings it runs at.
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#6fuzzymanPosted 8/20/2013 5:01:06 PM
yeah it does

the bold Elpida font matches and the PCB is identical
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#7fuzzymanPosted 8/20/2013 5:02:14 PM(edited)
I can tell you for certain this memory is pretty warm and doesn't clock very high (4800mhz at best but it boils, 4400 is -20C cooler)
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#8Snuckie7(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2013 5:04:17 PM
fuzzyman posted...
I can tell you for certain this memory is pretty warm and doesn't clock very high (4800mhz at best but it boils, 4400 is -20C cooler)


Sounds like Elpida to me. Their RAM usually doesn't clock too well.
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#9Digital StormPosted 8/20/2013 5:05:20 PM
Don't know, don't care to know.
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#10Orestes417Posted 8/20/2013 5:05:22 PM
Can't say I've ever felt like removing the heatsink to find out
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