Back when the 8800GT was launched, 512MB of video memory is all we needed. To have 2GB, 3GB or 4GB on a video card seemed like overkill. Fast forward several years and those latter capacities are now the norm for anyone spending $100+ on a discrete graphics card. So does an 8GB graphics card seem like overkill today? When I look at 4K UHD panels slowly entering the market, and the prevalence for high end gamers to run multi-monitor setups, I would postulate that 8GB of video memory is only the start, especially as memory manufacturing and die shrinking continues. To that end, and perhaps to the delight of AMD-based compute, Sapphire showed off two R9 290X models at CeBIT this year to...
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