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Geforce 8600GTS 256MB vs 8600GT 1024MB

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December 5, 2007 4:31:04 AM

Hello I need you help to decide between these two:

Geforce 8600GTS 256MB (GDDR3) and 8600GT 1024MB (ddr2).

Oh and if you're already here, you can also help me in my main thread (http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/247006-13-wanna).

Thank you.
December 5, 2007 4:55:18 AM

GTS>GT. Period. DDR2 is slower than DDR3 so that is actually a BAD thing about the GT you listed. Neither card is fast enough to leverage 1024MB of texture memory... If it was really a good thing then why don't all the high end cards use 1024MB? 512MB would probably be a waste on both cards although might help a bit on a GTS. How much were you planning on paying for either card because the HD3850 is a lot faster than a 8600GTS and shouldn't cost too much more?

-mcg
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