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Why the hell do high end laptop gpus have 4gb vram?

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User Info: KillerzOverHere

KillerzOverHere
4 years ago#1
Go to xoticpc, sager, go to the last model and scroll down to gpu...2 4096mb 780ms in SLI. They only game at 1080p....so why?
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User Info: Jprime666

Jprime666
4 years ago#2
To fool idiots into thinking you can game on a laptop
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
4 years ago#3
I've wondered this myself and the only answer I've been able to come up with is more ram=more ram modules=more heat dissipation. That seems like too simplistic an explanation though so I doubt it's right.
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User Info: KillerzOverHere

KillerzOverHere
4 years ago#4
PhilOnDez posted...
I've wondered this myself and the only answer I've been able to come up with is more ram=more ram modules=more heat dissipation. That seems like too simplistic an explanation though so I doubt it's right.


are you talking about RAM. Cuz I'm talking about VRAM.
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User Info: Pepys Monster

Pepys Monster
4 years ago#5
Jprime666 posted...
To fool idiots into thinking you can game on a laptop

Epic basement pwn. Nobody needs portability if they want to game.
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User Info: neroAngelo

neroAngelo
4 years ago#6
Because they can charge more for bigger numbers.
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User Info: daemon_dan

daemon_dan
4 years ago#7
If we're going to get serious here, SLI 780ms is more powerful than what most of us have in our desktops. One 780m? Maybe not. But SLI? Yeah. It's a heavily overclocked 780 in your lap. When you need to have the portability, it's there, and the 1080p isn't going to phase those GPUs. But get a good laptop cooling mat to disspate the heat, and when you don't need the portability, these things will play at 1440 or 1600p pretty damn well.
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
4 years ago#8
KillerzOverHere posted...
are you talking about RAM. Cuz I'm talking about VRAM.


VRAM is still RAM, GDDR5 is just DDR3 set up in a special way and some (low end) video cards just use DDR3 anyway. If you look at the back of your card you can see where each RAM module is mounted unless you have a backplate like I do. The actual ram should be covered up by your heatsink though since they need cooling as well. In every card that I've compared the different versions of they don't use larger capacity modules, they just use more of them. That may not be true for every card though.

As for the 780m, it's an underclocked 680/770 (underclocked to about 660ti/760 performance), not a 780. It's a full GK104 chip, not 110.
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User Info: KidIcaroots

KidIcaroots
4 years ago#9
KillerzOverHere posted...
Go to xoticpc, sager, go to the last model and scroll down to gpu...2 4096mb 780ms in SLI. They only game at 1080p....so why?


So someone leaves their basement this year...

User Info: brainlack

brainlack
4 years ago#10
PhilOnDez posted...
KillerzOverHere posted...
are you talking about RAM. Cuz I'm talking about VRAM.


VRAM is still RAM, GDDR5 is just DDR3 set up in a special way and some (low end) video cards just use DDR3 anyway. If you look at the back of your card you can see where each RAM module is mounted unless you have a backplate like I do. The actual ram should be covered up by your heatsink though since they need cooling as well. In every card that I've compared the different versions of they don't use larger capacity modules, they just use more of them. That may not be true for every card though.

As for the 780m, it's an underclocked 680/770 (underclocked to about 660ti/760 performance), not a 780. It's a full GK104 chip, not 110.


no they are different we all know gddr5 is ps4 only ask the console peasants
playing re6 with 8x sparse grid ss with 32xs(2x2 ss + 8 ms)+ mixed sample x128 + 32 forced anisotropic then I hear ps4 is powerful than my pc
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