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7300 GT 128MB DDR3 vs 7300 GT 256MB DDR2

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August 1, 2007 5:34:51 AM

Ok, Let's ignore the 256mb ddr3 first....

7300 GT 128mb DDR3 has newer and faster rams but has less rams..only 128mb ddr3..

but the slower DDR2 rams have 256 mb.......

and for your information , have more rams help when playing games in higher resolution.....so as the texture when gaming....

Anyone able to answer ?

Besides that , i have a question ...will the 7300 gt works fine on my P4 1.8 ghz?
August 1, 2007 6:21:44 AM

I would guess the 128mb RAM may work better since that card will likely not handle the higher resolutions anyway.

It's fine for a P4 1.8ghz.
a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2007 8:12:45 AM

If you play any games that need more than 128Mb VRAM, get a better card. Otherwise stick with the 128Mb one.
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August 1, 2007 8:45:22 AM

So the 128mb DDR3 ram beats the 256 mb ddr 2 ?
August 1, 2007 8:57:15 AM

It's hard to tell. Both are slow.

What are the clocks on the DDR3 and DDR2 ??
August 1, 2007 8:58:12 AM

Insofar as I know the 128MB DDR3 is significantly faster than the DDR2 - it's comparable directly to the 6600GT. The larger framebuffer on the DDR2 is pointless because the card won't be able to play anything with texture sizes that big at any satisfactory speed anyway.

If I remember correctly, the DDR2 is 667Mhz effective while the DDR3 is generally about 1333-1400Mhz effective
August 1, 2007 8:59:13 AM

randomizer said:
If you play any games that need more than 128Mb VRAM, get a better card. Otherwise stick with the 128Mb one.


I agree on this.
August 1, 2007 9:43:13 AM

IMHO there's really not any reason to consider a 7300 GT at the price they are at right now.

The difference between it and a 7600 GT or even a 8600 GT is basically the cost of ONE game (if that in some cases). Trade that for many months of much better gaming.


August 1, 2007 10:08:25 AM

Both of those cards will play Excel and Word like crazy.
a c 271 U Graphics card
August 1, 2007 4:47:49 PM

uberman said:
Both of those cards will play Excel and Word like crazy.


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Ain't that the truth.
August 1, 2007 9:08:41 PM

My guess is the OP is from outside the US where the prices may not be as competitive as they are here.

It's a well known fact that the DDR3 7300GT is leaps and bounds better than the DDR2 version. If you can find one cheaper than a DDR2 7600GS, then go for it. Otherwise just get the DDR2 7600GS.
August 1, 2007 9:51:57 PM

The 7600gs 256 ddr2 is the card I'm using in my HPTC and for 40 buks shipped to my house(fleabay) I have to say I'm fairly impressed...the 7300gt is getting all the hype but its the same instance as the 1950 pro(which is a great bang for the clams)...jus my 2 cents...gl
August 1, 2007 9:58:52 PM

I agree- get the 7600 if you can afford it. But if you can't, keep this in mind:

I had to use a 7300GT DDR2 while my main card was in the shop and it overclocks very well. The defaults are 350 core, 666 RAM. I had it running 475/1000 stable, which I thought was impressive.

Very glad to have my 8800 back though.
August 2, 2007 1:12:31 AM

So at lower resolutions like 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768 , the 128 mb ddr3 would be doing better than the 256 mb ddr2.....yes at those resolutions 128 mb is enough..... so having more ram helps in playing at higher resolution......like at 1280 x 968 with 256 mb .....but with 7300 gt.....even 256 mb it is still a 7300 gt......and would give good performance by that reso.....

Anyone have links.explaining rams of gpu?

Thanks.
a c 143 U Graphics card
August 2, 2007 2:23:18 AM

uberman said:
Both of those cards will play Excel and Word like crazy.


I'd give you 5 stars but the rating feature has been removed for some reason :lol: 
a c 143 U Graphics card
August 2, 2007 2:26:57 AM

nshady, there has to be better choices out there. What's your resolution, what's your favourite game, how much money can you spend on the video card, what kind of video card can you use (PCI-E?), what kind of PSU do you have?

Something like 7900GS or x1950Pro or x1950xt would be MUCH better than the 7300 cards.
August 2, 2007 4:53:53 AM

Actually , getting it for a cybercafe so it's quite a lot....and the worse thing that I'm getting VGA for AGP. So, cant really spend on better cards..... Price for AGP 128 mb ddr3 7300 GT is about 95 USD. Well , If It's PCI-E then different story...

Even the AGP is out of my budget....but i would fork out somemore money just to get the 7300 GT. I would have gotten 7600 GS if all my mobo has a PCI-E for VGA.

It will be used for Samsung Syncmaster 750 S 17 Inches CRT monitor....It's for games like Fifa 2007, Battlefield 2142, Company Of Heroes, CnC Tiberium Wars.

I believe It is enough for resolutions at 1024x768 at HIGH setting.
August 2, 2007 10:52:14 AM

nshady said:
Actually , getting it for a cybercafe so it's quite a lot....and the worse thing that I'm getting VGA for AGP. So, cant really spend on better cards..... Price for AGP 128 mb ddr3 7300 GT is about 95 USD. Well , If It's PCI-E then different story...

Even the AGP is out of my budget....but i would fork out somemore money just to get the 7300 GT. I would have gotten 7600 GS if all my mobo has a PCI-E for VGA.

It will be used for Samsung Syncmaster 750 S 17 Inches CRT monitor....It's for games like Fifa 2007, Battlefield 2142, Company Of Heroes, CnC Tiberium Wars.

I believe It is enough for resolutions at 1024x768 at HIGH setting.



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