256mb vs 512mb 8600gt

I was wondering whether a 256mb gddr3 is faster then a 512mb ddr2 8600gt....there both leadtek..both around same price...can some1 post benchmarks or something...Thanks
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  1. Coldplayer said:
    I was wondering whether a 256mb gddr3 is faster then a 512mb ddr2 8600gt....there both leadtek..both around same price...can some1 post benchmarks or something...Thanks


    if its the same price then why not? but usually there is very little difference when it comes to memory size, performance comes from architecture, memory speed and bit etc.
  2. Dont go for the gddr2...
    Its slower
    Plus even though you have more Ram on the video doesn't mean the punny 8600 core can take advantage of it.

    Stick with the faster smaller amount of ram.
  3. In cases where 256MB of memory or less are being used, the DDR3 version will be faster. These cases are at lower resolutions where the 8600GT is best suited anyways, making it the better option.
  4. GDDR3 version will me MUCH faster.
  5. how many FPS is MUCH
  6. Coldplayer said:
    how many FPS is MUCH



    7600gt ddr3 to 7600gt ddr2 wise probably which was quite a bit.
  7. Coldplayer said:
    how many FPS is MUCH


    MUCH is LOTS.

    Seriously, if you want specific FPS counts you need to look at benches. Depends on the system, game, resolution, etc.
  8. y not fork out a little extra and get one of these... will blow the 8600 series outta the water

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127313
  9. Quote:
    y not fork out a little extra and get one of these... will blow the 8600 series outta the water



    Now we are coming to the fork out a little more and you would have an 8800 gt.
  10. chookman said:
    y not fork out a little extra and get one of these... will blow the 8600 series outta the water

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127313


    Well, that's quite a bit more than a "little" different.
    You can get 8600GTs for almost 1/2 that price on sale.

    But, I don't dispute that the 8600GT is not a gaming card.
    It will do "OK" with some things, but not at Hi Res or at Hi Detail.
  11. DDR3 is faster than DDR2.
  12. zenmaster said:

    You can get 8600GTs for almost 1/2 that price on sale.


    Where can you get two 8600 GTs for $85?

    Even if you could get 8600 GTs in triple SLI, a single 3850 would still beat 'em methinks.
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