I was hoping to get some guidance on which to purchase. My biggest question between these two is related to performance. Which of the two is a faster/better buy?
The GDDR2/512mb with a faster Core and Memory Clock (590/1380)
The GDDR3/256mb with a slower Core and Memory Clock (450/1300)
Does the faster memory type make up for the slower clock/memory speeds compared to the faster clock/memory speed + the extra 256mb memory?
Any help that would be received is greatly appreciated.
Current Sysem specs:
AMD 2800+ @ 2175
In a straight choice between the two it has to be the gddr3 option as you say faster memory.
If you can get one though i would say get a x1650xt.
Most people would say get a 1950pro but make sure your psu can handle it.
This is sound advice but when it gets to the point of having to change the psu i personally cant be bothered.
Just out of interest are you on a budget and what is your psu.
Im sorry but we are going to have to disagree on this one gddr3 is better/faster than gddr2 on every review or forum i have visited which is why i have been slow replying, incase i was wrong. :? But as i say every thing i have read in the last 10 mins says im right.
I understand where you are coming from but still can not agree.
Hi sorry about sleepless nephew to deal with,certainly will supply directions to info if not link.
Go to best priced graphics cards july 07 then go to the agp section and find the 1650 pro and read what it says then get back to me
To me DDRII is never going to be as good as GDDR3 for the very reasons your wiki link mentions. The heat and power consumption on the DRRII standard are ridiculously bad in comparison. Both plain DDR and GDDR3 would be my choice if any type of overclocking were being considered. Ialso doubt that plain DDRII could efficiently reach those speed and still keep good timing on the modules.
I'd want to compare them on Samsung/Hynix/Infineon etc's site to see, because usually I'd expect the GDDR3 to have better timing at it's lower end than DDRII at it's upper end.
Usually DDRII is hotter, more power consuming, more unstable, and already near it's peak, so I'd avoid it unless test show a specific btch as being promising.