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July 12, 2007 1:29:14 PM

hello everyone. i want to purchase nvidia 7300gt graphic card and i found two of them but i don't know which one is better. here they are:

1.ASUS EN7300GT TOP/HTD/128M, GeForce 7300GT, PCI-Ex16, 128MB DDR3 128-bit, HDTV, HDCP, DVI-I, TV-out, engine clock 550MHz, memory clock 800MHz, RAMDAC 400MHz, max resolution 2048x1536


2.EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
350 MHz GPU
8 Pixel Pipelines
400 MHz RAMDAC

Memory
256 MB, 128 bit DDR2
666 MHz (effective)
10.65 GB/s Memory Bandwidth

Interface
PCI-E 16X
VGA, DVI-I, HDTV-7
SLI Capable

Resolution & Refresh
240 Hz Max Refresh Rate
2048 x 1536 x 32bit x 85 Hz Max Analog
2560 x 1600 / 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz Max Digital

please tell me which one is better for gaming. i have intel pentium D, 2,66ghz dual core, 768mb ddr1. i would really appreciate any of your advice.

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July 12, 2007 1:50:10 PM

The Asus one looks better because of the faster Core and RAM. At the speeds you're looking at I doubt that the extra 128Mb of RAM will make any difference.

To be perfectly honest I'd save up for a better card - a 7600GT or something.
July 12, 2007 2:35:53 PM

what kind of gaming.

Depending on the games you play the 7300 may not be at all good enough.
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July 12, 2007 2:58:26 PM

mkaibear said:
The Asus one looks better because of the faster Core and RAM. At the speeds you're looking at I doubt that the extra 128Mb of RAM will make any difference.

To be perfectly honest I'd save up for a better card - a 7600GT or something.


so, you think that i should take that first one? (asus, 128ddr3)?
July 12, 2007 3:07:51 PM

blade85 said:
what kind of gaming.

Depending on the games you play the 7300 may not be at all good enough.


that's not the main point, i've already decided to purchase 7300gt and i would be gratefull if you could help me choose between one of those two i listed up.
July 12, 2007 3:14:59 PM

if you just have to pick between those 2 id say the 1st one would be better in terms of performance.
July 12, 2007 4:27:31 PM

Now adays you dont wanna go with under 256mb of ram. Id save up for a 7600gt, they are only like 30 bucks more but worth it.
July 12, 2007 4:54:48 PM

smokedyou911 said:
Now adays you dont wanna go with under 256mb of ram. Id save up for a 7600gt, they are only like 30 bucks more but worth it.


i know, but i already ordered those two graphic cards and i have to pick on up. so, please state your opinion regarding those two. so far mkaibear and blade85 gave their votes for the first one. do you share their opinion?
July 12, 2007 5:13:07 PM

smokedyou911 said:
Now adays you dont wanna go with under 256mb of ram. Id save up for a 7600gt, they are only like 30 bucks more but worth it.

You ordered two and have to pick up one? Man, what kind of crazy shop is that? Did you have to haggle over the price and put down a goat as collateral?
July 12, 2007 5:47:32 PM

rodney_ws said:
You ordered two and have to pick up one? Man, what kind of crazy shop is that? Did you have to haggle over the price and put down a goat as collateral?


:)  let's say i'm in good relationship with the guys working there in the shop.

okey, let's put the joke on a side. i just told tham that i'm gonna take either that asus one or that evga and to put the on the side until tomorrow.

so i have a couple of more hours to decide and you are not helping me with these kind of questions. better tell me which one to pick up tomorrow?
July 12, 2007 8:05:03 PM

The Asus one with GDDR3 is the one to get.
July 13, 2007 9:30:04 AM

okey, but i just want to know if that 128mb ddr3 isn't a disadvantage for that asus card comparing with 256mb ddr2 evga card has?
a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2007 9:37:15 AM

ddr3 is much faster, as is the speed of the gpu itself, get the first one
July 13, 2007 10:37:20 AM

128mb will not be enough at all for anything gaming-wise unless you're doing internet flash games. You may have a little faster performance for the first 20 minutes, but beyond that your frame rates will probably drop by half. If that's "better performance", then fine, go with it. Oblivion will use more than 300mb of video memory. My faster 256mb card was fine for a while till it filled up and dropped to 15fps outdoors, while my 512mb card held 30fps for hours on end. Benchmarks will show the first card to be faster as well, but the best test is to run the game for an hour and see where you're at. I'd personally go with the 256mb card.
July 13, 2007 11:39:48 AM

oh man... it almost same here... i also asked few of my friends about these cards and half of them told me "take the first one", another half told me "no, take the second one" and now i'm pretty much confused. i want to use this card for playing call of duty 2, battlefield 2, fifa 08, nba live 08, nhl 08, company of heroes and that kind of games.

my final ask for your help (in about hour i'm going to the shop)... which one to take as you can see what kind of games i prefer.

if this can be of any help, this is my pc configuration: intel pentium D, 2,66ghz dual core, intel desktop mainboard, wd HDD 80gb, 768mb ddr1 RAM.
July 13, 2007 12:14:21 PM

okay to put it in very simple terms...like i said in my first reply to this thread..

both those cards are gonna have one hell of a hard time playing the games you mentioned. Unless you play them at 800x600 and with your graphics settings toned down to low/very low.
July 13, 2007 12:27:21 PM

Pick none and save for a better system, those cards are really bad. The most common decent cards in the 7 series available are the 7600GT, 7900GS, and 7950GT. Save for one of those (which shouldn't be too much more)
a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2007 12:39:29 PM

rodney_ws said:
Did you have to haggle over the price and put down a goat as collateral?

I have not laughed so hard in quite sometime,thanks :lol:  .
a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2007 1:35:22 PM

This is why I usually dont offer advice for these cards, they cant play what I like to play
a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2007 1:54:12 PM

For a gaming card, NEITHER of these is a good choice. No matter which one you end up with, you will not be happy if you plan on playing any recent mainstream games.
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